Shaq crowned his partner on the court Dwayne Wade (of the Miami Heat) the King Of Bling on Tuesday night (July 11), over celebs such as Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Travis Barker, during his 3rd annual GM Celebrity All-Car Showdown in Los Angeles.
Wade won the celebrity car competition with his 2006 white HUMMER H2 SUT, which beat out the likes of Ludacris with a ’54 multi-colored green Chevrolet Bel Air, Jamie Kennedy with a ’06 red with black trim Chevrolet SSR, and Snoop Dogg with a ’66 white Cadillac DeVille with real platinum pin-striping, among others.
Although Wade wowed the judges — which included Nick Cannon, Serena Williams and Susan Docherty (GM) — and took home the crown, not everyone left empty-handed. Luda won for Best Exterior for his ’54 multi-colored green Bel Air, while Snoop won Best Interior for his ’66 white Cadillac Deville complete with three chandeliers. Cedric the Entertainer won Best Old School Car for his ’52 midnight blue candy Buick B52.
The car competition was all in good fun, but the real reason for the event was for charity. A $2,500 donation was made in each participant’s name to the charity of their choice. And this year’s winner, Dwayne Wade, received a $10,000 donation to the Dwayne 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,” said Susan Docherty, Western Region General Manager for General Motors. “Each individual’s vehicle customization is a true reflection of their unique sense of style.”
200+ children of the Challenger’s Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles got front row seats for the cars and celebs as they made their way down the runway. Below is a list of the celebs that entered with their cars.
Ludacris – ’54 Chevrolet Bel Air
Matt Leinart (NFL) – ’07 Chevrolet Tahoe
Bernard Hopkins (Boxer) – ’06 HUMMER H2
Maria Menounos (TV Host) – ’63 Chevrolet Impala
Reggie Bush (NFL) – ’06 HUMMER H2
Travis Barker (Blink 182) – ’07 Cadillac Escalade
Cedric the Entertainer – ’52 Buick B52
Sam Hornish Jr. (2006 Indy 500 Winner) – ’76 Cadillac Eldorado
Stacy Keibler (Actress) – ’05 Cadillac SRX
Jamie Kennedy (Actor) – ’06 Chevrolet SSR
Dwyane Wade (NBA) – ’06 HUMMER H2 SUT
Snoop Dogg – ’66 Cadillac DeVille
The celebrity event drew guests and athletes — who were in town for the ESPY Awards — such as Tom Brady (NFL), Reggie Miller (NBA), La La Vasquez, Coolio and Vida Guerra, among others.
Common ended the night with a special performance for those in attendance.