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Cops pull over McLaren 720S moments after leaving RDB LA

Published: 6/Feb/2020 21:02 Updated: 6/Feb/2020 21:35

by Eli Becht

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RDB LA fixed up a luxury McLaren 720S car, and just as the client took to the streets of Los Angeles, they were pulled over by police within seconds.

Driving a flashy vehicle can quickly get the attention of people on the street, but unfortunately, that also means you can catch the eye of the police.

This is exactly what happened just moments after RDB LA brought the McLaren out. In a February 6 video, the auto shop crew filmed the client pulling out of a parking lot, passing right by a police officer who was stopped at a traffic light.

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RDB LA is one of the most popular car repair spots in the whole city.

The officer immediately pulled a U-turn and quickly caught up to pull the vehicle over, all in the course of about 10 seconds. The YouTube group got a kick out of this and even caught up to the driver to film the encounter.

At one point, a car slowed down during the traffic stop and shouted out the window about how great the Los Angeles car shop is.

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This cop wasn’t playing any games.

RDB LA’s Vik and Mano managed to talk the cop out of impounding the car by catching up on a scooter of all things, which brings some good news to the surprise encounter.

“It’s a nice try, he tried taking the car,” Mano explained. “Nice try. Next time, buddy.”

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It’s a good thing the impounding didn’t happen because Vik is a big fan of the McLaren 720S and would’ve surely been bummed to see it go, especially since it’s for a client they just worked with. He even explained back in January that he would actually take the car over the more expensive Lamborghini Aventador.

Of course, it’d be hard to go wrong with either vehicle, but his reasoning came down to simple things like the 720S being a smoother ride and its top speed is a little bit faster.

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Vik had to save the day and stop the car from being impounded.

RDB LA is a popular spot for celebrities to get their cars tuned up in Los Angeles, and the store even calls itself the city’s premier car shop.

Local celebrities such as Logan Paul, Chris Brown, and others have brought their vehicles in for a look in the past.

Its safe to say that fans appreciate the chance at getting an inside look at what goes into repairs for these expensive cars, all thanks to the unique YouTube channel.

Esports

Cadillac backs TSM in car company’s very first esports partnership

Published: 11/Jan/2021 18:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular esports and entertainment organization Team SoloMid — more commonly known as TSM — has announced a partnership with luxury auto brand Cadillac in the car company’s first-ever esports venture.

On January 11, TSM announced its exclusive partnership with Cadillac, marking the very first time the esteemed automotive company has entered such a business venture with competitive gaming groups.

The initiative kicked has off with a special TSM jersey featuring the Cadillac logo — a swanky fit that the organization flexed in a tweet revealing their latest money move.

That’s not all; according to TSM’s press release, their newfound partnership will also include some very special features for their fans, such as “access to exclusive streaming events, custom video and social media content, and experiential events and activations at the brand new, state-of-the-art TSM Performance Center.”

It looks like there’s a lot to be excited for, and even Cadillac is jazzed to be part of the proceedings, according to GM’s Manager of Emerging Media and Partnerships, Bryan Steele.

“Cadillac is excited to enter the esports space as part of the TSM family,” Steele said of the development. “Whether on the road, or on the Rift, our organizations place an incredibly high value on innovation and craftsmanship. Given our shared values, and the pedigree of Cadillac and TSM, it was a natural fit to team up with one of the most decorated esports teams in the world.”

While TSM might be Cadillac’s first esports partnership, this isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has gotten involved with an esports group; in November 2020, Chinese car brand Haval partnered with Epic Esports Events for their EPIC League Dota 2 initiative.

Just a month prior to Haval’s own initiative, Mazda entered a deal with Hellraisers. Other auto brands similarly involved with esports include Honda with Riot Games’ LCS and Team Liquid, McLaren with DragonX, Audi with Astralis Group, and Kia with the LEC.

It seems that more and more car companies are looking to get in on the action that competitive gaming brings. Who knows — it would be really cool to see a special TSM-wrapped Cadillac someday.