Many are still mourning the death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, but already, the team behind the movie franchise is faced with a rough-yet-necessary task. Producers have decided the move ahead with production of Fast and Furious 7, and will write Walker’s fictional departure from the film in a respectful manner, using existing footage.
Author Archives George Kennedy
As BoldRide’s managing editor, George Kennedy helps bring forth his voice and perspective of the automotive landscape. Before joining the BR team, George was the senior writer at WheelsTV and was a feature writer for Hemmings Classic Wheels. He is also an associate editor at Autoblog and is a featured contributor for the Boston Globe.
Last week, a customer in Los Angeles was the first person to purchase a car using the digital currency known as Bitcoin. Some have questioned the longevity of the open-source peer-to-peer payment system, but the purchase of a Tesla Model S suggests that consumers are taking it seriously.
If you find yourself stranded with a car that won’t start, lets hope you have jumper cables and are able to track down a good samaritan. I’ve found those “jump starter kits” almost never work. They only have enough charge for one attempt at a start, and when is that enough? If you ask these soldiers from parts unknown, all you need is a pair of AK-47s.
Santa knows what he’s doing when he doles out gifts. If you’ve been a loudmouth, sniveling little heathen, he’s going to drop enough coal in your stocking to fuel the B&M railroad. If you’ve been good, then he will bestow upon you all that you want, but wanting something isn’t so cut and dry.
There is the “oh I know I’ve wanted this” wanted something, and there is the “I want an item that embodies all of these attributes” wanting something and not knowing exactly what that is. Thankfully, the choice of “least-desired” is a little more cut-and-dry. There are some cars that absolutely no one wants to drive. If you have not been behaving this year, take heed to my warning, as you may find this terrible ride in your garage come Christmas day:
Leonardo DiCaprio raised eyebrows several years ago when he arrived at the Oscars not in an Escalade or stretch limo, but in a Toyota Prius. It was his announcement to the world of his commitment to the environment. Years later and DiCaprio is looking for more ways to show his support for environmentally friendly causes, and has just done so by funding an electric racing team.
As the motoring community, acting community, and others continue to mourn the death of Paul Walker, there has also been a spike in viewership of various Fast and Furious clips on YouTube. That includes this clip that you have probably not seen before.
Lamborghini recently announced that it was releasing a smartphone for the scant price of $4,000. For many reasons that sounds dumb, and heaven help you if you bought this for someone this holiday season. Sure it has a leather and stainless steel construction, but it also runs on an outdated version of Android’s Jelly Bean platform. You don’t have to drop four large to give someone a terrible car-related gift this season. Here are ten non-starters when it comes to automotive stocking-stuffers:
As we move into the heart of the holiday season, folks are looking for all sorts of unique presents for loved ones (and themselves). This is the time of year, we are bombarded with ads featuring luxury cars with bows on top, and marketing suggesting that someone might actually buy a car as a present for a family member. While its likely more common for a parent to buy a clunker for a son or daughter, there are well-heeled buyers who line up for the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas car– and this year’s vehicle is quite fantastic.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most well known soccer players in the world. David Beckham may be a household name, but Ronaldo is still GOOD. His undeniable skill makes him one of the highest paid athletes on the planet, earning 21 million euro in 2013. Soccer is a sport with a lot of standing and running around, so when he’s not on the pitch, Ronaldo enjoys sitting in one of his many, many cars. Check out some of Ronaldo’s Rides below…
It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about presents and stuffing and holiday cheer (yet) — it’s automotive award season! Now, not every automotive publication and outlet chooses the end of the year to announce their respective “Car of the Year” awards, but quite a few have been declared by this point in the year. Here is a roundup of the cars that have been awarded so far, maybe shedding light on which vehicles might win North American Car and Truck of the Year.
- Andrew Seifert
- Bill Wilson
- Bradley Trent
- Bryan Campbell
- Chad Gallion
- Chris Endres
- Craig Fitzgerald
- George Kennedy
- Tim Carroll
- Jacob Wade
- Jeff Perez
- Jessica Stein
- Kelli Ambrose
- Mark Fortner
- Marla Fortner
- Michael Prichinello
- Neil Helfgot
- Post Release
- Robert Turner
- Sean Evans
- The Bold Ride Team
- Thierry Godard
- Zac Moseley