Even celebrities aren’t immune to crime: John Travolta was carjacked on September 19th, and left stranded in Santa Monica – with his vintage 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280-SL stolen from him on the spot.
Sources (TMZ) say the Saturday Night Fever star was visiting a Jaguar dealership yesterday and was only away from his car for around ten minutes. The vintage sports car – the exclusive 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280-SL is worth an estimated $100,000.
Mr. Travolta has made his love for planes and piloting very public throughout the years, but also has long been a car enthusiast. His automotive collection is said to include his beloved classic Thunderbirds, a Rolls-Royce, and a Jaguar XJ6.
It’s never been a better time to drive a Mercesed-Benz AMG
Start a memorable experience in Houston by catching the I-10 in a Mercedes-Benz AMG. The trip in a Mercedes-Benz AMG on one of the fourth longest east-west interstate highways takes you through the greater Houston area to beautiful Santa Monica, California. Or if you’d rather head east of Houston, the end of the line will be in Florida. Mercedes-Benz AMG cars are made for road trips like this and rugged environments.
The Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG deliver beyond expectations when you need coupe-like performance from an SUV or crossover that handles unpredictable terrains away from the highway on around cities like Houston and Dallas. The ML63 AMG is the Mercedes-Benz AMG version of a crossover in a stylish package with comfort, space and off-road performance. The G55 AMG loves to serve those who camp, drive hard trails and spend a lot of time in a rugged environment.
If flying is your thing, you can do that in the Mercedes- Benz SLS-Class AMG GTCoupe Final Edition with its atypical gull-wing doors, lightweight aluminum body and AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine roaring with 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The cockpit turns a driver into a pilot with its aviation-style set up. This supreme performer hits 60 in fewer than 4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 197 mpg.
If speed limits disappear for a day, you can fly from Houston to California in no time flat. The Mercedes-Benz AMG sedans like the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG aim to please the selective driver that desires a combination of sporty design with everyday practicality. The Mercedes-Benz AMG lets drivers enjoy racecar performance on the weekend and a refined ride to the office during the week or driving in style to Houston to attend a wedding. If you go west on I-10 to Jacksonville, you could switch highways to go south and head to the racetrack in Daytona.
When you do, the convertible Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG roadster will feel right at home in Daytona while inviting nature to the party. Whatever your Mercedes-Benz AMG preference, count on getting performance and luxury in one package. Park Place Motorcars in Dallas has many Mercedes-Benz AMG cars for sale that customers come all the way from Houston and surrounding cities for the dealership’s vast inventory and famed customer service.
Disney star Demi Lovato turned 17 last August, but she couldn’t really celebrate because she was in Canada filming Camp Rock 2 with the Jonas Brothers. The film recently wrapped and Demi returned home to her family in Colleyville. One of her first stops was to visit her uncle David De La Garza, and to pick up her first car: a new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350.
At the very top of her list was a trip to the Texas DMV, reports De La Garza, Finance Director at Park Place Motorcars Dallas, She wanted to have a Texas driver’s license rather than a California one. And she would only buy a car from Park Place Motorcars here in Dallas for obvious reasons. David De La Garza’s brother Eddie is Demi’s stepfather and manager. Demi’s mom Dianna is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and singer. Demi’s younger sister Madison De La Garza plays Juanita Solis (Eva Longoria’s daughter) on ABC-TV’s Desperate Housewives. Her oldest sister Dallas Lovato is an actress and singer as well. Demi got her start on the locally produced Barney & Friends TV show. She ordered the 2010 E350 back in July, said De La Garza. The car is as loaded as you can get a car. It has absolutely everything: a high-end sound system, iPod kit, Parktronic, etc. Best known as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock, and Sonny Munroe in the Disney Channel’s TV series Sonny With A Chance, Lovato is also a solo music artist. Her first album Don’t Forget debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 in September 2008. Lovato released her second album, Here We Go Again, last July. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 108,000 copies in the first week. I have a firm commitment from my brother that all their luxury car purchases will be through Park Place, says David De La Garza with a smile. He knows there will be family trouble if they don’t.