Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Truck , Etc. , Government/Legal , Toyota , Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55,” comes on the radio, she’s still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn’t enough to get her out of a speeding ticket. ” I wasn’t speeding. I was qualifying ,” Palin allegedly told the celebrity gossip hounds at TMZ. She was nabbed going 63 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone while driving her Toyota Tundra in her hometown of Wasilla, AK on July 16. Palin, according to the website, amusingly blamed her lead foot on the Hagar track. Palin was cited for driving 10 to 19 mph over the speed limit, which carries a $144 fine in addition to a $10 “police training” surcharge, according to The Detroit Free Press . Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

eBay Find of the Day: Back To The Future Marty McFly 1985 Toyota SR5 pickup tribute

eBay Find of the Day: Back To The Future Marty McFly 1985 Toyota SR5 pickup tribute

August 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Truck , Auctions , Toyota , Celebrities , TV/Movies With DeLorean time machine replicas thick on the ground, it was only a matter of time before someone started recreating the other vehicles in the McFly garage. At the end of the first Back to the Future movie, Marty returns to 1985 to find his sweet-looking Toyota SR5 truck all waxed and ready for his date. That truck always did look great in the movie, and now’s your chance to own this close facsimile. This Back to the Future replica Toyota is on eBay with a price of $14,500, which the seller claims is half of what’s been invested. Perhaps that’s true, but it’s still a nearly 30-year-old truck that’s covered 280,000 miles. The seller does say the 22RE engine has been recently rebuilt, along with the rest of the drivetrain, and there’s new paint, too. The attention to detail is admirable, and if you’ve always admired Marty’s ’80s-chic 4×4, now’s your chance to own it. eBay Find of the Day: Back To The Future Marty McFly 1985 Toyota SR5 pickup tribute originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Jesse Pinkman’s 1984 Toyota Tercel from Breaking Bad for sale

Jesse Pinkman’s 1984 Toyota Tercel from Breaking Bad for sale

March 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Toyota , Celebrities The TV show Breaking Bad has broken out to become one of the small screen’s best offerings in years. Don’t worry if you haven’t watched it yet; I’m only up to season 3 on Netflix, so the chances of me spoiling much for you are low. What I do know from watching the show is that crappy cars play a key role, from Walter’s jalopy of an Aztek to the car you see above, Jesse Pinkman’s 1984 Toyota Tercel. Both cars are as run down as their owners and do nothing to hide the brutal weathering of some very bad years. Indeed, they deserve supporting actor credits, and soon you’ll have the chance to park one of these four-wheeled thespians in your own driveway. TMZ has learned that Jesse’s Tercel will be sold by Mike Faris Auto Wholesale in Albuquerue, New Mexico. The car was reportedly leased from Faris by the show’s production, and with production on the show now complete, it’s been returned. Faris does tell TMZ, though, that he can’t guarantee the car was ever onscreen, since producers apparently had more than one on-hand to work with. Also, part of the deal he made with Sony Pictures Television was that the car couldn’t be sold until the last episode airs, which will happen sometime this summer. For now, the Tercel is sitting on Faris’ lot with the words “Jesse’s Car As Seen On ‘Breaking Bad’ – Make Offer” written on its windshield.

Watch Top Gear USA try to outrun The Stig in an apocalyptic Camry

Watch Top Gear USA try to outrun The Stig in an apocalyptic Camry

March 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Sedan , Truck , Etc. , Videos , Toyota , Celebrities , Off-Road , TV/Movies The Stig makes his return to Top Gear USA on the History Channel tonight, though it looks like the circumstances could be better. The upside is that Rutledge Wood, Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust appear to have built themselves a Road-Warrior-iffic late-1990s Toyota Camry complete with an electric fence. The Stig chases down his prey with, naturally, a Panther . Seems appropriate. Looking more closely, it almost seems like a Camry body was bolted atop a truck frame, and you’d expect something like a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor to be the most menacing Panther, but the Stig does a good job being scary in a Lincoln Town Car . The only way to know for sure what went down is to watch tonight. S croll down to check out a clip, and hit the gallery for some shots you’ll only find on Autoblog . Continue reading Watch Top Gear USA try to outrun The Stig in an apocalyptic Camry Watch Top Gear USA try to outrun The Stig in an apocalyptic Camry originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

ICON FJ-44 checks in to Jay Leno’s Garage

ICON FJ-44 checks in to Jay Leno’s Garage

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Aftermarket , Classics , Performance , SUV , Videos , Toyota , Celebrities , Off-Road Jay Leno is a big fan of ICON machinery. The comic and TV personality has already featured vehicles like the ICON Bronco and Derelict DeSoto on separate episodes, and now owner Jonathan Ward has stopped by the Big Dog Garage to show off the company’s latest creation: The FJ-44. Unlike the company’s other efforts, the FJ-44 isn’t based on any historical model. Instead, ICON engineered the four-door aluminum bodywork and has it manufactured by a separate supplier. The company’s workers powdercoat the body for a little extra durability and plop an LS-series General Motors V8 under the hood with up to 420 horsepower. If you want one, get ready to shell out $160,000 for the privilege. If we had the cash, we’d have one in the garage in a heartbeat. Leno seems impressed both by the craftsmanship and the vehicle’s on-road manners, though the clip below doesn’t venture off road. We imagine this creation would do just fine no matter where you pointed the nose. Check it out for yourself.

Adam Carolla wins Long Beach Grand Prix Celebrity/Pro race

Adam Carolla wins Long Beach Grand Prix Celebrity/Pro race

April 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Toyota , Celebrities Adam Carolla has thrice contested the Toyota Celebrity/Pro race held before the Long Beach Grand Prix, previously finishing third and ninth but this year taking the chequered flag in first place. After qualifying positions were set based on the last free practice times due to washout rains, Carolla started second behind Kim Coates of the F/X show Sons of Anarchy. Three laps in, Carolla had got into the lead and crashes behind gave him some daylight. With under two laps to go, however, Hill Harper from CSI: NY had the front bumper of his Scion tC tapping Carolla’s rear, but there wasn’t enough time left in the race for Harper to get around. Third place was nabbed by Toyota dealer Biff Gordon, with drifter Frederic Asabo (above left) the first professional to cross the line, in fourth. Adam Carolla wins Long Beach Grand Prix Celebrity/Pro race originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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