Would you have your toe crushed if it meant you got to meet Oprah Winfrey? Lori Geller Bender didn't have a choice in the matter, but this past Saturday she narrowly avoided a trip to the hospital and got a picture with Oprah after the mogul's SUV accidentally ran over her foot.
"Why the fuck are you doing this?" That's what Justin Bieber whined when a Miami Beach Police Department officer halted the 19-year-old pop star and his homies' impromptu, early-morning street racing escapades along Pine Tree Drive. According to the MBPD's arrest report, Bieber had "a flushed face ... More >>
New car sales are up year-over-year this quarter in Miami-Dade, reflecting a national trend according to a report from Dominion Enterprises. As it turns out Miamians strongly prefer foreign cars, with 86 percent of all cars sold in the last quarter being made be foreign brands. The report also rev ... More >>
Jose M. Perez desperately wanted to be a kamikaze in a Maserati, so he threw down $64,000 for a 2008 Grand Turismo from H Greg Auto Auction in Doral. He works as a real estate agent to the stars, and the car would be a way to impress clients. The plan backfired, though, he claims, because the dealer ... More >>
Two Swedish tourists got more than they bargained for when their antsy cab driver honked at a car in front of him. The drivers of the other car got out, pretended to be cops, patted the tourists and the driver down, and made off with their luggage.
Miami's overall economy may still be in recovery mode, but that doesn't mean we're scrimping when it comes to our cars. Luxury cars and trucks make up a higher percentage of the Miami area's overall auto sales than in any other market in the country.
U.S. Marshals are holding an auction out in Opa-locka today of cars seized from various convicted drug dealers through out South Florida. About 50 vehicles are up for grabs, including antiques, muscles cars, and Italian sports cars. Riptide has browsed through the inventory and picked our 10 favorit ... More >>
Back in the '60s, Coral Gables banned pickup trucks from being parked outside in residential neighborhoods and has stubbornly defended the zoning law ever since. But could a new era of pickup truck freedom dawn in the City Beautiful? Well, maybe, but the city continues to drag its feet, and last ... More >>
via foodnetwork.comEvelyn Dieppa of 2 Girls and a CupcakeSo after all that build-up, how did Hialeah's own 2 Girls and a Cupcake fare on last night's episode of Cupcake Wars? We know, we know - the State of the Union was on the same time. Luckily, we shirked our civic responsibilities (that's wha ... More >>
Add 150,000 miles, a few accidents, and some bird poop and you have my real-life car.I am probably the least qualified exotic car reviewer in the world.
Police have put a stop to a massive luxury car theft ring. The elaborate scam targeted rental cars, and in an investigation yesterday police recovered more than $250,000 in stolen vehicles from an undisclosed warehouse somewhere in North Dade."These are high-end vehicles, so they're worth a lot of m ... More >>
You can take the expensive vehicles away from the flash-addicted former mega-producer, but you can't... take the flash-addicted former mega-producer away from the expensive vehicles? Something like that. Sunrise kid Scott Storch lost his mansion, pawned his yacht, and had his exotic car collection- ... More >>
Phil Spinella says he fixed scratches on the bumper of Steve Bateman's Ford Expedition as a courtesy to the City of Homestead.Phil Spinella, owner of A&B Body Shop in Homestead, insists the damage he repaired on Mayor Steve Bateman's city-issued SUV was caused by a blown tire."There is no que ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinTonino Lamborghini, whose father Ferruccio brought us that dream of a sports car, has opened Tonino Lamborghini's Caffé Corsa at the new Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallendale. Italian-born executive chef Paolo Del Papa, besides having the best name of any Italian chef in tow ... More >>
Is this racist?Mickael Cohen is a 36-year-old self-professed millionaire from France who wears linen suits and looks like a Lothario version of Jon Lovitz. In July, he showed off a Gulfstream jet, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin, an 80-foot yacht, and a Sunny Isles condo that, ... More >>
via Fabio Aro's flickrSteal this carIf you drive a pretty, little 2000 Honda Civic in the state of Florida there's a higher than average chance that you might find it stolen one day. Or so says the National Insurance Crime Bureau. They put together a list of the top 10 most stolen cars in these U ... More >>
courtesy of FiskerTesla Motors, the California Automotive start up thats only car is a electronic roadster, promised that they'd have a showroom in Miami by the end of March. Hasn't happened yet, but they swear they're working on it. Seems competition in the eco-friendly roadster market is heating u ... More >>
To the second annual Open Car & Truck Show.
via Auto Cosmos Florida's cultural transition into fitting its new blue state status is already underway. Case in point: the first NASCAR race in the state since the election, the Ford 400 this Sunday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, will feature hybrid cars. Seriously, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid ... More >>
via Car Pages UK South of Fifth, the super-luxe ocean front condo complex, still has about a quarter of its units to unload so they've added a sweetener to the pot for potential buyers. What, like free maid service for a year? Waiving any owners associations fees? A complimentary netflix account? H ... More >>
Good news for anyone in the area who wants to buy an eco-friendly ride but doesn't want to be cheap about it. Tesla Motors will be opening a Miami show room and service center sometime in the first quarter of next year. The firm was founded in Silicon Valley (as in: not Detroit) in 2003 to make Am ... More >>
Women spend big money tricking out cars, too.
I can't help feeling like the Miami Herald got it wrong when it gave this story on South Floridians who refuse to give up their love of SUVs and trucks despite the sharp increase in gas prices the following headline: "Gas prices can't extinguish their love of SUVs." Okay, I guess. But here are some ... More >>
Ah, the holidays. Today is a great day to kick back, enjoy the South Florida weather and eat a nice leftover turkey sandwich. But not for some losers, who interrupted their Thanksgiving night to stand in line for several hours at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Brandsmart so they could get the deals. The He ... More >>
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