These days, Jonas Bevacqua, co-founder of the fashion lifestyle brand L-R-G (Lifted Research Group), finds himself driving vehicles with price tags you normally find on houses. So how did the kid from Orange County, California (the real O.C.) go from valeting cars to lining them up?
Helen of Troy’s beauty drove her Greek suitors crazy and launched a thousand warships to fight a massive war over her. She was one of the most fascinating characters of the ancient world. Daughter to the Greek god Zeus and the beautiful Leda, queen of Sparta, Helen inherited the gifts of immortality and irresistible charm from her divine and royal parents. Her myth and legend continues to this day, but that is all she is—myth and legend.
Consider song titles such as “Ghetto,” “Locked Up,” “Snitch” and “Soul Survivor.” Then, picture hip-hop heavyweights the likes of the L.O.X.’s Styles P, Obie Trice and Young Jeezy. Are these the track listings and featured guest appearances of some rapper on the verge of mainstream mega-stardom?
One of the most luxurious (yet understated) automobiles on the road is the 2006 Toyota Avalon Touring Sedan. That’s exactly the reason 33-year-old Eric Valdes, owner of Street Image (Baldwin Park, California), chose to build it for Toyota’s huge SEMA Show exhibit.
The Chrysler 300 moniker dates back to 1955, when Chrysler introduced the C-300 coupe with 300 horsepower, courtesy of a new engine with a curious name “Hemi.” In 1956, Chrysler sold the 300B; in ’57, the 300C; etc. … A letter suffix meant serious horsepower. 1965 was the last letter car, but the Chrysler letter cars are back Hemi and all—with the super sleek 300C.
Everybody loves a great comeback. Whether it’s Italy overcoming a 0-1 deficit to defeat a tough French team in the World Cup final, the Buffalo Bills rising from 32 points down to defeat the Houston Oilers in a 1993 NFL playoff game or any of Robert “Big Shot Rob” Horry’s many clutch shots, there’s just something heartening about watching someone get off the ground and succeed.
There are apparently no limits to Shawne Merriman’s mental and physical abilities. In his first year in the NFL, Merriman not only collected 10 sacks, but he was also named the 2005 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and deservedly earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. The self-proclaimed “Lights Out” had his biggest game of the season against the then-undefeated Indianapolis Colts, helping lead the San Diego Chargers to victory with a hand in three crucial sacks.
Progressive Autosports isn’t normally open on a Sunday, but that doesn’t stop the phone ringing or people rolling up wanting to come in and browse the huge selection of high-end rims on display.