A Modest Car Is Just As Capable Of Getting You From Point A To Point B As A Ferrari Or BMW
At their recently hosted Modest Showcase at an esteemed convention center in Minnesota, car enthusiasts hoped to send a powerful message: a modest car is as capable of getting you from point A to B as any Ferrari or BMW.
While wealthy Americans may have access to an impressive selection of luxury vehicles, many opt for more practical models for everyday use.
An outstanding professional career can help build up a substantial bank balance and allow for the purchase of more modest cars, known as sleeper cars. Sleeper cars are usually internally modified to achieve highly competitive levels of performance while still remaining unassuming to their exterior appearance – one such sleeper car was the 1968 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 with subtle body modifications made by companies like Brabus and Mercedes-AMG to produce something that had impressive performance levels while appearing similar to any other saloon car on the road.
Achievement and Honors
While celebrities are known to drive luxurious vehicles, some prefer using more modest vehicles in everyday life. According to research by car subscription service FINN, eight celebrities who prefer this more economical approach.
J.B. and Dorothy Nethercutt Trophy for Most Elegant Closed Car
This trophy, donated in memory of two distinguished collectors who served as Honorary Judges at this Concours for decades, honors those with the most stylish closed vehicle present at this Concours. It will be awarded as soon as one has been determined.
Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car Trophy
This trophy was named in memory of an accomplished automotive designer, instructor and historian who served as Honorary Judge at this Concours for years. It is awarded annually to the most exquisite sports car present at this Concours.
CAPE TOWN — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s anti-apartheid archbishop and recipient of an extravagant birthday present from billionaire Warren Buffett in 2008, could have picked from any model when presented with his car – yet instead chose an unassuming Toyota Corolla that boasted plenty of secret features inside.
Example of dramatic fins used as cigarette lighters was displayed here, along with hidden spare tire stored under another Plexiglass dome and hidden swiveling headlights mounted every five feet around both front and sides of car.
Many celebrities lead relatively modest lifestyles despite their success and wealth. Actress Cameron Diaz drives a Toyota Prius while singer Lily Allen drives a Ford Focus; Christian Bale owns and drives a Sienna minivan even though his movie role as Batman.
Your net worth can help determine how much of your income should go toward purchasing a car. While some people enjoy collecting cars, high-net-worth individuals find that owning well-kept classic muscle cars or British roadster is a fantastic way to diversify their investment portfolios.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz are two celebrities who prefer more modest cars such as Toyota Prius for everyday driving, and prefer using Honda Accord as their personal vehicles, instead of luxury SUVs and limousines powered by fossil fuels. Other celebrities, including Tom Hanks and Lily Allen opting for one as well. Even Jeff Bezos prefers it!