The music channel, VH1, hosted a competition in 1988 where people had to call into the studio at a cost of $2 in order to enter to win the grand prize of 36 Chevrolet Corvette cars (all models from 1953 to 1989 (model 1983 was missed, because in his time was taken out of production)). Dennis Amodeo won the competition but received money in place of the cars as a contemporary American artist, Peter Max, wanted to use the collection for his work. The cars remained parked in a garage for over 25 years and have only now been sold to a family who are planning to refurbish these vintage collector’s items.
Medical services in the United Arab Emirates have introduced some of the fastest “super cars” as their emergency transportation. The latest cars to be used for this job are the Lotus Evora and the Ford Mustang, which are able to travel two to three times faster than normal coach ambulances and are reportedly able to reach a patient in less than four minutes. The cars are equipped with medical supplies such as oxygen bags, cardiac defibrillators, means for applying plaster casts and are doctors will be trained on how to drive these cars safely.
Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bugattis are a common sight on the streets of Knightsbridge as rich Qataris, Saudis, Emiratis and Kuwaitis move to London to escape the hot summers of the Middle East. Local residents are not very happy about the way the cars engines are revved or the parking violations that they’re responsible for.