EXCLUSIVE Terrance Williams -- this time, the repo man grabbed his flashy Dodge Hellcat ... and the pics are sad. The Dallas Cowboys player bragged about his 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat years ago ... after he pimped it out with a custom purple and lime green, Joker-style paint job. Interesting, considering Williams has reportedly made close to $13 MILLION during his 6-year NFL career. We reached out to Terrance's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. It's not the first time Williams has had drama with a flashy whip -- dude's bright blue $200k Lambo smashed into a light pole in Texas back in May 2018. Despite the fact cops found the key to the car in Williams' pocket -- he denied being behind the wheel at the time of the crash. He was arrested for public intoxication in that case (because cops saw him drunkenly biking to the crash scene) ... but, that charge was later dismissed. … [Read more...] about NFL’s Terrance Williams Hit By Repo Man, Snatches WR’s Hellcat
LONDON (Reuters) - Broker ED&F Man has filed a $284 million lawsuit against two Hong Kong companies, accusing them of having knowingly provided fraudulent warehouse receipts for nickel stored in Asia, court documents show. The two companies have rejected the charges. News of the filing comes during the first week of a trial in London’s High Court of a similar case in which French bank Natixis is suing commodities broker Marex Spectron for $32 million. Many of the details in the two cases are similar. One of two Hong Kong companies named in the Natixis/Marex suit - Come Harvest Holdings Ltd (CHH) - is also a defendant in the ED&F Man case. Judge Simon Bryan told the court in the Natixis/Marex trial on Tuesday he had received an email from lawyers for CHH and Mega Wealth International Trading Ltd - the other defendant in the ED&F Man suit. Bryan said those lawyers were concerned that the proceedings in the Natixis/Marex case would have an impact on their clients … [Read more...] about ED&F Man files $284 million suit against Hong Kong firms, alleges…
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: This Will DEFINITELY Work Major automakers are still reeling from the sudden realization they’ve collectively succumbed to Stockholm Syndrome, after they buddied up with President Donald Trump to alter fuel economy standards set by his predecessor. Since Trump went waaaay further than the automakers could’ve ever conceived, the industry’s lobbyists who vied for the changes in the first place are begging—goddamn pleading—with Trump to, please, pump the brakes. “Climate change is real,” they helplessly bellowed in a letter this week to the White House, according to Bloomberg: Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards, saying “climate change is real.” The plea came in a … [Read more...] about ‘Climate Change Is Real’, Automakers Declare To Trump
CLEVELAND - The computer in the spotter car shouted "Hide!" and repo agent Derek Lewis knew that meant to keep driving like nothing happened. He'd just found another wanted vehicle. He was about to ruin someone's day. Best not to draw attention.It helped that he wasn't in a tow truck, the stereotypical image of a repo man. Lewis drove a beat-up Ford Crown Victoria sedan. It had four small cameras mounted on the trunk and a laptop bolted to the dash. The high-speed cameras captured every passing license plate. The computer contained a growing list of hundreds of thousands of vehicles with seriously late loans. The system could spot a repossession in an instant. Even better, it could keep tabs on a car long before the loan went bad.Now, Lewis had a live hit in a parking lot. He glanced at his laptop. The plate matched a blue 2006 BMW 325xi. He twisted in his seat. "It's right there," he said.Technology has made the repo man ruthlessly efficient, allowing this familiar angel of financial … [Read more...] about Riding with the repo man: as auto loan defaults rise, car repossessions skyrocket
A phone that could only have been lost through the intervention of some kind of malevolent, omnipotent force leads us to today’s question. We’re not concerned with missing cellular devices, of course, no matter how much this author now loathes O’Hare airport — no, there’s a good chance many of you have had the same thing occur with a prized, or perhaps not so prized vehicle. Which of you have known the pain of seeing your vehicle on the side of a milk carton? We’ll broaden this question to include all types of disappearances. Anything that inspired sweat beads and heart palpitations, regardless of how long or short the duration, applies. Perhaps your vehicle was spirited away by slim jim-wielding thieves or, if the car in question was a 1980s FWD Chrysler, screwdriver-wielding thieves. Maybe you parked in the wrong spot and ended up searching the impound lot in a dishevelled state, or perhaps the repo man finally caught up to you. As we saw on … [Read more...] about QOTD: Missing in Action?