• Jul 12th 2006 at 5:28PM
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Shaquille O'Neal was on hand at the 3rd Annual GM All-Car Showdown in L.A. to present his Miami Heat teammate Dwayne Wade with the title of "King of Bling" for his 2006 HUMMER H2 SUT. Twelve celebrities comprised of athletes and actors showed off their respective GM ware that ranged from Cedric the Entertainer's 1952 midnight blue candy Buick B52 to Travis Barker's 2007 Cadillac Escalade.

A $2,500 donation was made in each celebrities name to the charity of their choice and a $10,000 donation will be made to the Dwayne Wade Foundation in his name. The vehicles were competing for several titles including "Best Exterior" won by Ludacris for his 1954 Chevy Bel Air, "Best Interior" won by Snoop Dogg for his 1966 Cadillac Deville (with three chandeliers!), and "Best Old School Car" won by Cedric the Entertainer for his aforementioned '52 Buick 52.

(More pics of celebs and their rides, as well as a full press release after the jump. Warning: the pics are large and almost completely absent of cars. Click through if you like looking at celebs)

[Source: GM]

Shaq Crowns The "King Of Bling" At Annual GM All-Car Showdown In Los Angeles

3rd Annual Event Draws A-List Stars and World-Class Athletes to Celebrate the Hottest Modified GM Vehicles

Los Angeles, CA – General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) kicked off the ESPY Awards week in style last night at the 3rd annual GM All-Car Showdown, an invitation-only event celebrating the hottest modified GM vehicles, both present-day and vintage, along with the best of the best world-class athletes and celebrities. Shaquille O'Neal returned to Los Angeles on the heels of his NBA victory as host of the exclusive event to see his celebrity and athlete friends compete for the GM All-Car Showdown "King of Bling" title.

Twelve celebrity automotive enthusiasts proudly showcased their GM vehicles, each reflecting its respective owner's personality and attitude via exterior and interior customization. This year's "King of Bling" title went to Dwyane Wade for his 2006 white HUMMER H2 SUT. Ludacris won "Best Exterior" for his 1954 multicolor green Chevrolet Bel Air while Snoop Dogg won "Best Interior" for his 1966 white Cadillac Deville complete with three chandeliers. Cedric the Entertainer won "Best Old School Car" for his 1952 midnight blue candy Buick B52. Judges participating in the event included James Brown (Fox Sports), Nick Cannon (Actor), Serena Williams (Tennis Star) and Susan Docherty (Western Region General Manager for General Motors).

A $2,500 donation was made in each participant's name to the charity of their choice and this year's "King of Bling," Dwyane Wade received a $10,000 donation to the Dwyane Wade Foundation, which provides support to various youth, educational, health and family service programs that benefit the underprivileged and underserved.

"The GM All-Car Showdown has become the pinnacle event where car culture and style merge with today's most recognizable names in entertainment, music and sports," stated Susan Docherty. "Each individual's vehicle customization is a true reflection of their unique sense of style."

Guests including Tom Brady, Reggie Miller, Tony Gonzalez, Jeremy Piven, Adrien Brody, Noah Wyle, Jesse Metcalf, Milla Jovovich, A.J. Discala, Geoff Stults, Oksana Baiul, Simon Rex, Vernon Davis, La La Vasquez, Josh Charles, Tony Kana, Ian Ziering, Coolio and Luke Perry among otherswere treated to a special performance by Common.

More than 200 children from the Challenger's Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles cheered on the participants as custom automobiles made their way down the runway including:

  • Ludacris (Actor/ Rapper) – 1954 multicolor green Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Matt Leinart (NFL Arizona Cardinals) – 2007 white Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Bernard Hopkins (Boxer) – 2006 maroon HUMMER H2
  • Maria Menounos (Actress/ TV Host) – 1963 pastel green Chevrolet Impala
  • Reggie Bush (NFL New Orleans Saints) – 2006 black HUMMER H2
  • Travis Barker (Blink 182) – 2007 black Cadillac Escalade
  • Cedric the Entertainer (Actor/ Comedian) – 1952 midnight blue candy Buick B52
  • Sam Hornish Jr. (2006 Indianapolis 500 Winner) – 1976 Cadillac Eldorado
  • Stacy Keibler (Actress) – 2005 silver Cadillac SRX
  • Jamie Kennedy (Actor) – 2006 red with black trim Chevrolet SSR
  • Dwyane Wade (NBA Champion Miami Heat) – 2006 white HUMMER H2 SUT
  • Snoop Dogg (Actor/ Rapper) – 1966 white Cadillac De Ville with real platinum pin-striping

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Stop hating. Your are probably mad that you can't show
      your individualism. Maybe you should try a new look. Oh wait,you probably can't. Your 9 to 5 probably won't allow. Lighten up. Big rims on rich celebrities cars should be the least of you worries.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Heres an idea for the huge dollar dontaions!, why not take the winning auto, and auction it, for a school to be built some place, any place! Or better yet a childrens hospital! Shaq and GM suck! Shaq and GM and all the rest have enough cash to build much needed Hospitals for children!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Bling Supply at http://blingsupplygoldteeth.blogspot.com knows that "the king of bling", basketball star must buy from http://blingsupplygoldteeth.blogspot.com and if all you "ballers" check it out you will agree!
      pocket rocket
      • 9 Years Ago
      My first thought when I saw "Travis Barker" was...who is that chump. Barker? Isn't that what a dog is? A barker? This was one excessively lame article.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I pay no attention to Google. I don't get much of my traffic from them, and don't mind since anyone who depends on them gets periodically screwed.

      Instead, I comment on Autoblog as I see fit, and when my site is relevant (perhaps half the time I comment), I refer to it, making it clear what the site provides. If people also find it relevant, they click through. Quite a few people do this.

      I have no idea why over 100 people clicked through in this case, though. And I wouldn't have posted in this thread at any rate. But tool had other ideas. With his latest brand of punishment, I don't need friends.
      • 9 Years Ago
      the vehicle is joke
      • 9 Years Ago
      This post is stupid considering the lack of auto photos. I do not come here to see photos of people who think that they are celebrities.
      A blame this on the fact that this site is ultimately owned by those bastards known as AOL.
      • 9 Years Ago
      In answer to #15 by Tim UF.
      Tim I didn't know they gave names to things they scrape off the bottom of peoples shoes or out from under rocks.
      • 9 Years Ago
      To: thebluebird11, Mike, Corey W, PJ, and all the other haters...

      If you don't like this site then don't read the articles or post comments. Who are you to complain about how celebrities spend their money? Get a life and go make a donation, since you are so concerned !!!!

      • 9 Years Ago
      I admit I'm not a fan of H2's to begin with, but those rims look DISGUSTING (if there's a stronger word to use, then insert that on your own). Why do people think that giant rims look good? Even 20's ususally destroy the proportions of cars; whatever these are just make it look like a joke. This is right up there with people putting coffee can exhaust tips on Geo Metros.
      • 9 Years Ago
      You know what is a shame is that we spend billons of dollars on other people stuff, If you want an honor take your money and build companies and schools,I have respect for Magic Johnson,he is proof that not all blacks are crowned "king Of Bling" please!!So now what?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Make that 556 and counting.
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