Athletes drive awesome fast and furious cars that’d make even Vin Diesel/Dom Toretto jealous. Whether these cars are gifts, bought stock or souped up, one thing is certain: they’re amazing. Here’s a list of 10 cars that’ll make you jealous and feel poor. Emphasis on the feel poor part.
1. Mike Trout’s Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition
After being crowned the first MLB All-Star Game MVP in #backtoback years, Mike Trout was awarded a Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition. Not too shabby for a guy who was gifted a Corvette Stingray Z51 the year before. For free.
2. David Ortiz’s 2010 Rolls-royce Ghost
David Ortiz has many cars but his favourite is his 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost. According to an interview he did with MassLive.com, he stated: “I still have it and it’s still brand new.” So what does he drive in the mean while? Why a 2005 Mercedes Benz SL-Class SL65 AM which he added a reported $35, 000 worth of accessories. Ortiz was trying to sell the car at one point on Ebay, but since he has so many vehicles, he should be fine.
3. Mariano Rivera’s Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The MLB All-Star Game MVPs are rewarded handsomely. Mike Trout was gifted with 2 amazing cars but let’s not forget about the 2013 MLB All-Star MVP Mariano Rivera. Chevrolet sponsors the big game and rewarded Rivera with a Chevy Corvette Stingray. If you like cars and have children, put then into baseball immediately.
4. Daniel Norris’ 1978 Volkswagen Camper
Daniel Norris isn’t your typical MLB player. The Blue Jay’s prospect is often considered the most interesting pitcher in baseball and not because he throws a 96 but rather due to his lifestyle: he lives in a 1978 Volkswagen camper in the off-season. Nicknamed Shaggy after his favourite character from Scooby Do, Norris loves what the freedom the van Fun fact: He received a $2 million signing bonus. Another fun fact: He purchased the van for $10, 000.
5. Miguel Tejada’s Chevrolet Corvette C6
Chevrolet has been a sponsor of the MLB for a while. Need even more proof? Ask Miguel Tejada, the MVP of the 2005 All-Star Game. Tejada was given a Corvette, of course. Maybe Tejada, Trout and Rivera can start a Corvette club.
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6. Victor Martinez’s Custom Chevy Camaro
V-Mart aka Victor Martinez is a designated hitter for the Detroit Tigers. You know what else are hits? His choice of cars. He has a custom Chevy Camaro, a custom Hummer H2 and a custom Rolls-Royce Ghost. These cars probably cost more than your mortgage. Feel free to cry now.
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7. Alex Rodriguez’s Mercedes-Benz
There are baseball players that are awarded cars for excellent play. Then there are players who buy lots of nice cars because they can. But then there is Alex Rodriguez. Technically, he does have many cars. But you know what he also has? A Mercedes-Benz dealership in Texas. Unbelievable?
8. Brian Wilson’s Cop Car
Brian Wilson’s choice of cars reflects his personality. He’s got a couple cool selections and the fact that he drives a scooter is all sorts of awesome. You know what’s cooler than a scooter? A cop car with a working megaphone. Although released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, he might have a career working in law enforcement.
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9. David Prices’ Jaguar XJ
Everyone was excited that Toronto had traded for David Price and he too was amped to play for Canada’s only baseball team. But the baseball Gods had something else up their sleeves. Or robes. On route to Toronto for a press conference, his Jaguar XJ, aka Jenny, blew out a tire. Although it was a rough start for David (HE PAID THE PRICE!) it couldn’t have ended better as the Blue Jay made the playoffs for the first time since 1993.