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December 19, 2003
Junior may be 10 years short of being a legal driver, but any loving parent would agree that the mere lack of a license shouldn't prevent him from zooming around in his very own Porsche Boxster 6-Volt Electric Car. The driveway can become a mini-autobahn this holiday season with the help of Sharper Image, as your child learns the fun of putting pedal to the metal to reach an exhilarating maximum speed of 3 mph. (Not as fast as dad's Boxster, but then...
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | July 8, 2014
The first Maserati models have arrived and ground is due to be broken this week for a new showroom that will open this fall in Towson. The Maserati showroom, along with a new state-of-the-art showroom for BMWs, are part of a $4 million expansion now taking place on BMW of Towson's property at 700 Kenilworth Ave., according to Marc Cohen, vice president of Priority 1 Auto Group, which operates the Towson dealerships, as well as the MINI dealership which...
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By Kevin Cowherd | July 14, 2003
I HAVE FOUND my dream car, only to buy it, I will have to rob not one bank, but two and possibly three banks, and maybe a small savings and loan, too. The car is the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Porsche's first SUV ever. Tricked out, it sells for over 100 grand. So you see the problem here. You see why this will require something more than the usual groveling for a raise. Something along the lines of a scribbled note that says: Put the money in the bag, and no one gets hurt. The thing is, the Cayenne is the most fun car I've ever driven, and I've driven everything from the new Hummer to the Mini Cooper to a $250,000 Lamborghini Diablo VT, which we took to the drive-thru window of a McDonald's on Liberty Road and promptly put a scratch in the door, causing the Lamborghini rep to just about keel over.
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By Brian Melton | April 24, 2014
On its release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made.”  Wisely, Jaguar decided that its alphabetic successor, the F-Type, wouldn't be a replacement for its iconic forebear. Rather, this new, low-slung two-seater is a bold statement of what's new, modern, cool and sexy. Driving it is to understand the definition of thrilling. Oh sure, it's also a luxury sports car: There's that tastefully refined, leather-clad interior and posh, toggle-rich cockpit (using only the finest materials and metals, of course)
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By Audrey Goldberg and Audrey Goldberg,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 29, 2004
Arthur Gold was on the New Jersey Turnpike headed to take his mother-in-law to an appointment when his cell phone rang. "I got the call, and I heard screaming [in the background]," Gold said. "I had to ask who it was." The caller was Carol Beatty, executive director of the Arc of Howard County. And she had some good news: Gold had won the organization's raffle for a new Porsche in a drawing that morning. "I think they thought I was going to crash," said Gold, remembering the conversation he had last month with Beatty.
BUSINESS
By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2002
James Antkowiak's regular vehicle is a 1995 Dodge pickup. But yesterday, the Baltimore longshoreman started his workday in the contoured driver's seat of a $55,000 Porsche Boxster fresh off the boat from Germany. "How many people get to drive Porsches, you know?" Antkowiak said, while the blue Boxster convertible purred in neutral. "When you're a little kid you think about cars like this, and then you get to drive them. It's fun." The first of about 400 of the luxury sports cars rolled across the Dundalk Marine Terminal yesterday morning as part of a minimum two-year deal with the auto manufacturer that will give the port's vehicle import business an added measure of prestige.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1997
Brian Keith Turner knew the police were after him. And the convicted burglar apparently had no doubt what he would do when he got caught.Yesterday afternoon, as a Baltimore police officer trained a gun on him in the middle of a street north of Eldersburg in Carroll County, the 21-year-old pulled a gun from his Porsche and fatally shot himself in the head.City police had charged Turner with burglary Tuesday and had started searching for him in earnest yesterday when they learned details of his car.But it was only by chance that a city officer saw the car in Baltimore County.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1999
An executive for a baking goods company who pleaded guilty to drunken driving and automobile manslaughter charges was sentenced yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to six months in jail and a year of home detention.Robert L. Serio, executive vice president of Frank A. Serio & Sons, will serve the six months in the Baltimore County Detention Center for an accident Oct. 8 in which a Timonium woman was thrown from Serio's Porsche convertible in a crash on York Road near Sparks.Serio, who admitted walking from his burning car without telling emergency personnel that he had a passenger in the vehicle, was also sentenced to five years' supervised probation, the first year in home detention, prosecutors said.
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By PHOTOS BY G. SWEENEY JR. and PHOTOS BY G. SWEENEY JR.,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | May 1, 2006
The 1963 356 Carrera 2 Porsche is a vehicle of a remarkable vintage. About 445 of the cars were produced, mainly produced to confirm the cars' racing abilities. The speedy automobiles were created with the same engines used in the racing 904 Porsche and were built with aluminum doors, hoods and deck lids, to make the cars lighter and faster. The estimated value of these fast and very rare automobiles is in excess of $200,000. Given the value of the car, its owner wishes to remain unidentified.
NEWS
April 7, 2002
A 17-year-old driver was killed and an Ellicott City woman seriously injured after the youth's 1987 Porsche convertible veered into oncoming traffic Friday morning on Homewood Road, near Route 108, Howard County police said. John Scott Droege of the 11000 block of Oak Spine Court in Ellicott City was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital, police said. Droege, a River Hill High School senior, was driving the Porsche at "a high rate of speed" about 9:30 a.m. on northbound Homewood in Ellicott City, police said, when the car crossed the double-yellow line and struck a 1995 Toyota Camry.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
David Williams' Columbia-based marketing company makes heavy use of data to help business clients reach customers and maintain their loyalty. As a racecar driver, the CEO of Merkle Inc. also sifts through data to improve his performance on the track. "It's amazing how the use of data has evolved in motor sports," Williams said. "There is a computer in my car that captures more than 100 elements associated with the vehicle - G-forces and speed and brake pressure. We are capturing all this information in real time from that car, and after a race or qualifying or practice session, we download all that data into a computer and we can analyze foot-by-foot around that racetrack how fast we were going.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | August 26, 2011
Willis McGahee involuntarily took a seven-figure pay cut when the Ravens released him shortly after the NFL lockout ended. The running back signed a three-year deal with the Broncos reportedly worth $7.5 million, including $3 million guaranteed, and it sounds as if he is hammering out a niche with Kyle Orton and the offense. At Thursday's practice, though, an errant throw from Orton sailed out of the back of the end zone and hit a car in the players' parking lot. It was McGahee's Porsche and the damage done was a shattered windshield.
NEWS
December 12, 2008
Man found wounded on a Brooklyn street dies Baltimore police were investigating the killing of a man on a street in the Brooklyn neighborhood early yesterday. Police found the man shortly after 3 a.m. lying in the 1000 block of Jack St. and suffering from a wound to his head. He died less than an hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office found that the man died from cuts or stab wounds and ruled the death a homicide. The man's identity was not immediately available, and police did not release details about a possible suspect or motive in the killing.
BUSINESS
By Peter Y. Hong and Peter Y. Hong,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 23, 2008
Stuff is cheap. Really. Yes, a gallon of gasoline is far more expensive than it was last year, but adjusted for inflation it costs about what it did in 1981. In fact, lots of things, such as clothing, electronics and restaurant meals, are, by historical standards, inexpensive. In December 1978, newspaper ads listed a VCR at Sears for $795, more than $2,500 in today's dollars. A basic five-cycle washing machine? Back then, $319.95, which translates to about $1,000. It's cheaper now to enjoy an eight-day vacation in Honolulu.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK and PETER SCHMUCK,Sun Reporter | February 25, 2007
Orioles first baseman Kevin Millar still is showing off the silver Porsche his wife gave him for Christmas. He says that he has gotten it up to 140 mph, but I can't really understand why anyone would pay six figures for a car that fast in a country where the highest legal speed limit is 80 mph. I'll defer to comedian Jay Leno, an avid car collector who asked and answered a similar question during one of his Tonight Show monologues: "It's like buying a...
NEWS
By PHOTOS BY G. SWEENEY JR. and PHOTOS BY G. SWEENEY JR.,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | May 1, 2006
The 1963 356 Carrera 2 Porsche is a vehicle of a remarkable vintage. About 445 of the cars were produced, mainly produced to confirm the cars' racing abilities. The speedy automobiles were created with the same engines used in the racing 904 Porsche and were built with aluminum doors, hoods and deck lids, to make the cars lighter and faster. The estimated value of these fast and very rare automobiles is in excess of $200,000. Given the value of the car, its owner wishes to remain unidentified.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 2, 2001
Two men were shot to death and one was wounded early yesterday in gunfire that riddled a pair of luxury automobiles in the parking lot of a Prince George's County strip mall, authorities said. Prince George's County police knew of no suspects or motive in the killings, which occurred in the 4000 block of Powder Mill Road in Calverton about 3:30 a.m., said Cpl. Joe Merkel, a police spokesman. When investigators arrived at the mall - which includes a Giant food store, a gas station and a bar - they found a champagne-colored Lexus and a green Porsche with bodies inside.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | September 10, 2001
On Wednesday, Defenders' Day, the fields and shoreline on the North Point peninsula in Baltimore County will be strangely silent once more. While extravaganzas celebrating the defeat of the British in the War of 1812 are held at Fort McHenry and other locations in September, rising costs five years ago brought to an end the popular, two-day re-enactments of the Battle of North Point that had been staged for decades. Enter Audrey Porsche, the new executive director of Todd's Inheritance Historic Site.
SPORTS
October 20, 2005
"I don't drive Yugo anymore. I drive Porsche." Vlade Divac Just retired from the NBA, on the differences in his life since leaving the former Yugoslavia "Right now, nobody thinks we have character, so who cares?" Corey Chavous Minnesota Vikings strong safety, on whether the team can do anything to improve its image "I'm not saying I should play 90 minutes every single game, but I'm saying I should definitely play a lot more than I've gotten to play." Freddy Adu On his lack of playing time with D.C. United
NEWS
June 13, 2005
MEASURING THE differences between men and women is, at best, an inexact science. Some make interplanetary comparisons. But Mars (men) and Venus (women) are only 100 million miles apart - give or take a cold shoulder - and that's far too short a distance. Better to explore that quintessentially American social laboratory known as ... the parking lot. As any good automaker knows - and probably General Motors, too - car tastes vary. But that's putting it kindly. A recent survey performed for NOP World, an international marketing research firm, shows just how different they are. The highest-rated car among men?
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