Celebrities represent a special set of clients with specific car needs that go far beyond simple transportation needs. New Jersey auto broker RD Whittington has learned the art of understanding and meeting all their clientele’s demands, particularly their celebrity clientele.
Simon Cowell made an exemplary gesture when he purchased a Tesla after hearing from his children about climate change.
Early Life and Education
Celebrity Motor Cars, an east coast family of luxury automotive dealerships recently added a Ford store to their roster. Celebrity’s founder Tom Maoli is an established serial entrepreneur with multiple ventures under his belt such as real estate development firms and radio shows; additionally he has been featured in multiple business magazines for his entrepreneurial endeavours.
General Motors produced the Chevrolet Celebrity from 1982-1990 as a mid-size sedan, marking their inaugural move toward front-wheel drive vehicles. Based on their A platform – shared by Buick Century, Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera and Pontiac 6000 models – it featured all wheel drive.
Celebrity was a three-door notchback coupe, four-door notchback sedan and five-door station wagon that debuted for 1987 with black window trim, 14″ Sport Rallye wheels and red emblems. However, by 1990 it had been replaced by Chevrolet Lumina sedan while station wagon was no longer sold as such; both were instead given over to their respective Chevrolet Lumina APV minivan versions.
Actors often enjoy experiencing the rush of adrenaline from acting. Some take their skills a step further and compete against professional race car drivers – here are 12 celebrity motors who went further by driving some of the fastest cars on Earth!
Paul Newman was introduced to racing after appearing in Winning, a movie about auto racers. Since then, he has raced with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing teams, winning two Indianapolis 500 races as well as other events.
Melanie Borden serves as Vice President of Marketing for Celebrity Motor Cars on the east coast, driving marketing efficiency across their five dealerships and overseeing their implementation and management strategies.
Achievement and Honors
New Jersey-based entrepreneur and celebrity car dealer Tom Maoli, best known as an award-winning innovator who pioneers luxury automotive dealerships such as Whippany’s Lexus of Route 10 dealership and Maserati of Morris County/Alfa Romeo of Morris County dealerships respectively, is expanding to Goldens Bridge with the opening of Mercedes-Benz of Goldens Bridge. Maoli won multiple awards as an innovator who was recently highlighted in Dealer magazine for his philosophy regarding where luxury automotive market is heading.
Larry David is best known as the creator of ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ on TV, but now also drives a hybrid Toyota Prius as part of an electric vehicle manufacturer’s strategy of using celebrity endorsements to promote their green image and draw interest from consumers who may otherwise overlook them – this approach has proved successful as global EV sales continue to climb steadily. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark from Game of Thrones) recently signed on as Audi’s E-Tron Sportback as its brand ambassador!
Stars from Hollywood, sports arena and music industry all possess their choice of celebrity cars. Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather shows he’s not afraid to spend his money with an extensive Mercedes collection; while soccer star David Beckham shows he has luxurious taste when it comes to wheels with his sleek Cadillac.
Olsen twin fashion designers from Full House now maintaining their classic class with an extravagant Porsche Cayenne, while NBA icon LeBron James boasts an impressive car collection including an historic Rolls Royce and Lamborghini.
After hearing that Drew and Jonathan Scott wanted someone to host their new show Celebrity IOU featuring celebrities in a garage setting, automotive expert Cristy Lee enthusiastically agreed. Her previous roles at All Girls Garage and Garage Squad on HGTV as host paved the way to being cast alongside Ant Anstead for Celebrity IOU as she helped surprise celebrities’ loved ones with dream cars for Christmas gifts.
Celebrity car collections serve as an indicator of their net worth. Because celebrities can access vast sums of money instantly, their luxury vehicle collection often reflects this fact.
Singer Gwen Stefani boasts a significant net worth and drives a Porsche Panamera. Additionally, she owns two Maserati Quattroportes as well as Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz SUVs.
There are celebrities with smaller net worths who prefer more modest lifestyles. Jennifer Lawrence owns several cars but only uses her Volkswagen Eos for daily driving needs.
NBA titan LeBron James owns one of the world’s largest collections of cars – featuring both a Lamborghini and Rolls Royce in his luxury collection.