Alanna Martinez reports: Actor Nicolas Cage is a known connoisseur of the finer things in life: mint-condition comic books, desirable real estate, and of course, bespoke cars. One of the rarest vehicles he’s owned, a 1954 Bugatti 101 is heading to auction in France September 5 in Bonhams’ upcoming Chantilly Sale, giving car enthusiasts and the actor’s biggest fans alike a chance to own a piece of automobile history.
After World War II and several deaths in the Bugatti family, its legendary Molsheim factory faced hard times. In 1951, it began planning a re-launch of updated, pre-war model road cars, but production stalled and only seven Type 101 cars were made.
Mr. Cage’s car, the 101504, is a two-seater, fixed-head coupé with body work done by Spanish chassis designer Jean Antem in 1954. It was originally painted green with a beige interior, now black and red.
According to Bonhams, Mr. Cage bought the car around the time he starred in the film Gone in 60 Seconds, in which, for the unfamiliar, he played former car thief Randall “Memphis” Raines who is forced back into a life of crime in order to save his brother’s life. Read the rest of this entry »
It has been decided. China has named Nicolas Cage the Best Global Actor in Motion Pictures at the Huading Awards.
Cage did win an Oscar for Leaving Loss Vegas in 1995, but more recently he’s been known for his roles in the Ghost Rider series and flubs like The Wicker Man. He’s also one of the busiest actors in Hollywood at the moment, ever since filing for bankruptcy in 2009 and began paying the government $6 million in tax debt.
Fourth of July might be all about fireworks and barbecues now, but what if the events of the Revolutionary War hadn’t ended in our favor? Read the rest of this entry »