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From The Publisher Thank you for taking the time to review the 2011 Mercedes CL550 4Matic edition of Automotive Street Style. We’re very excited about the content you’re going to find here. In this issue, JYD’s Car Rally for Kids is about to heat up Las Vegas. In our happenings section, the National Guard shows up with the Terminator to challenge UNLV students. “Celebrity Garage” features the iconic actress/spokesperson Halle Berry, and NBA All Star Kevin Durant. And, you’ll find out what happened when the JYD Project hit LA for All Star weekend. At Automotive Street Style, we strive to inform, inspire, educate and entertain. Covering automobiles, style, culture, and community, we enjoyed producing this issue and hope you enjoy it too. Return often to see what’s new, and write to us too. We love to hear from you. Remember, life is as beautiful as you allow it to be, every day, take a moment to appreciate the beauty surrounding us.

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Magazine credits: Jerome “JYD” Williams Chief Executive Officer / Publisher jerome@automotivestreetstyle.com Stan Mitchell Brand Manager/Co-Publisher stan@automotivestreetsyle.com Joshua Williams Executive Marketing Director josh@automotivestreetstyle.com Seaquett Williams Creative & Communications Director / Managing Editor Sara Sylvis Senior Designer Nikkollette Williams Layout Coordinator Lyndon Conrad Bell Road Test Editor lyndonbell@gmail.com Shirley Hampton Staff Supervisor Mario Rivas Videographer / Photographer 702-589-4657 Johnnie E. Williams III Community Initiatives Director Automotive Street Style, LLC. 2831 St. Rose Pkwy, Suite 203 Henderson, NV 89044 (702) 589-4657 Automotive Street Style magazine is published by Automotive Street Style, LLC. No content (articles, graphics, design, or any other information) may be reproduced without written consent from Automotive Street Style magazine. The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher, who along with his representatives, accepts no liability for the products and/or services of his advertisers. ©2011 Automotive Street Style, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


Automotive Marketplace

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Hot Shots

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The hottest automotive & electronic products. Stop and stare edition.

Street Style’s Inside Scoop

Celebrity Garage I

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Newsworthy

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Style

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Happenings

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Celebrity Garage II

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Community

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Car Show & Events

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Performance

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Words of Wisdom

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Halle Berry and Her ‘66 Mustang

JYD Project Rallying For Kids - 2011

“Cool Whips” For a New Generation

National Guard Hits UNLV

Kevin Durant’s RED Hot Camaro

NBA All-Stars and Legends Giving Back

This Month’s Car Shows

Ford 2012 Taurus Police Interceptor

Awaken to Spring

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What’s New: Stop & Stare « WAGON SOLAR POWER BATTERY CHARGER Features: • Keep your car battery charged at top performance • Plugs into cigarette lighter socket • Ensures quick starts for your vehicle • Zero maintenance • Set on dashboard to charge • Weather/rust/shock/UV resistant frame • Works under the cloudiest conditions

« Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Black • • • •

Convenient to use over or under body fillers and under lacquer, enamel, and urethane. Tested and proven to be more effective than other brands in UV resistance Versatile spray from the high-solids aerosol or brush directly from the can Acid, lead and chromate-free. Contains no isocyanates

« Autometer Products American Muscle 5 Piece Kit When you’re ready to put the best instrumentation available in your vehicle, don’t settle for slow… Features:. • Flat lenses for gauges • Silver Face • Illuminated Pointers • Through the dial white LED lighting

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« Astak CM- Mole Wireless IP CAmera The MOLE is the all-in-one network camera for security and social network communities. A simple three-step setup gets this H.264 Wi-Fi camera up and running so you can automatically send video clips to YouTube or Facebook, even remotely. Sophisticated built-in motion detection controls what you record, and will notify you via Twitter or email if the Mole catches something. You can remotely control the pan & tilt angles, and monitor or record video from anywhere in the world.

« Logitech Revue With Logitech Revue, what you’re into is what’s on. Enter your favorite actor and get what they’re doing on TV, the Web, Twitter, and more. Watch the game and your fantasy draft at the same time. Add the controller that fits your style. TV with lots of possibilities means TV that you make your own.

« Roto Tech Brake Drilled Rotors Features: • Maximum air circulation for increased cooling and reduced fade • Precision drilled and chamfered for faster initial braking • Slots help keep rotor surface free of pad residue • Improves wet-weather braking • Strong one-piece design maximizes structural integrity to meet the demands of off-road driving performance

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STREET SCOOP

hot shots

Street Style’s Inside Scoop!

2012 Mercedes GL Today we can show the latest and most revealing spy photos of the upcoming 2012 Mercedes GL. For the first time we can see most of the front end, headlights and grille.

2012 Audi A6 Avant Here is the spy photo of the new 2012 Audi A6 Avant during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden.

2012 Peugeot 208 The 208 will follow Peugeot’s new design with a smaller grille like the 508 instead of that gigantic grille found on the 207. Also notice the LED-day driving stripe on the front lights and the extremely short rear overhang.

2012 BMW 1 Series F20 Our spies learned from a BMW specialist that this prototype has the 2.0 liter Diesel engine and a new 8 speed auto box. We also suspect this car has the xDrive 4×4 system since it was testing together with a current 3 series xDrive, a new 3 series prototype with xDrive and an Audi A4 Quattro.

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COVER STORY

The State of the Art Just Got Better

Written by Lyndon Conrad Bell

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icely updated for the 2011 model year, Mercedes-Benz has addressed the primary quibble we had with the CL-Class, while introducing other improvements to make the car an irresistible package. The new sculpted hood and redesigned grille add sleekness to the car where it was bulbous before. The design is now completely cohesive and has at last achieved its full potential. Thanks to these adjustments, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has become one of the most beautiful new cars on the road today. Its gracefully flowing lines and powerful stance emit an aura of class, exclusivity and capability. Its all-new twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 produces an impressive 429 horsepower. But that’s nothing compared to its torque output of 516 ft-lbs at 1800 rpm! Remember, it’s torque that gets you moving and the CL550 4Matic

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is good for a zero to 60 of 4.8 seconds. A seven-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode via steering wheel paddles conducts power to all four wheels. As good as all of that is, it’s only a portion of the car’s charms. Those fortunate enough to travel in a CL550 will be treated to an experience almost beyond description. Rather than merely sit in this car, one luxuriates. The seats are nearly infinitely adjustable in every direction imaginable. They’re heated and cooled and massage and even automatically adjust their side bolsters to hold you in place when the car goes around a turn.

Automotive Street Style | March/April 2011 | Cover Story: Mercedes-Benz CL550


The seat literally hugs you. Every comfort, convenience and safety feature currently available is included in the car. Night vision with pedestrian detection, blind spot detection, voice activation for audio, navigation and communications, an automatic opening and closing trunk, self-closing doors, the list goes on and on and on. In addition to all its other attributes, the Mercedes-Benz CL550 is, quite simply put, the state of the art luxury coupe. And it goes over the road the same way. Prodigious at elevated highway speeds, while around town, the Benz flows graciously with minimal effort on the part of the driver. On winding back roads, switch the transmission and the suspension to sport mode, pilot the Benz

smoothly, and you’ll find yourself tearing through curves at speeds that will leave you absolutely slack jawed. The Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic has the grace and craftsmanship of the finest mega-dollar rides, the electronic accoutrements of a technogeek’s wet dream, the speed and power of the most highly capable sports cars, and legs long enough to see you through a five hundred mile Interstate drive, capable of going five hundred more. And here’s the truly amazing part—there are three, even more powerful engines available for this magnificent automobile.

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CELEBRITY GARAGE I

by Jerome Williams

Halle Berry Goes OLD School!! A woman whose combination of talent, tenacity, and beauty made her one of Hollywood’s elite actors, Halle Berry’s success has come from years of hard work, while enduring her share of career pitfalls. Berry’s interest in show business resulted from her participation in a number of beauty pageants throughout her teens, including the 1986 Miss U.S.A. Pageant. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Berry was born to an AfricanAmerican father and Caucasian mother on August 14, 1966. Berry’s parents divorced when she was 4 years old and she was raised by her mother Judith, a psychiatric nurse. At 17, Halle appeared in the spotlight for the first time as the winner of the Miss Teen All-American Pageant,and subsequently became a model. Her first professional acting gig was on the TV series Living Dolls. Berry then appeared on Knots Landing before winning her first big-screen role in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever. It was on the set of that film she first earned her reputation for her full commitment to acting—reportedly refusing to bathe for weeks in preparation for her portrayal of a crack addict. Following her film debut,Berry was cast opposite Eddie Murphy in Boomerang as the comedian’s love interest. Holding her own against Murphy, the same year she did critically acclaimed work in the title role of the Alex Haley miniseries Queen, playing a young woman struggling against the brutal conditions of slavery.

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Pictured here in her vintage 1966 convertible Mustang, Berry’s taste for the old school classic is evident. Her crowning Afro legitimizes the look.

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NEWSWORTHY

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STYLE

By Stan Mitchell

A new generation of car owners will hit the roads between 2011 and 2020, seeking their first set of wheels. In all likelihood, the highly educated, mobile, and tech-savvy age group that falls within the demographic known as Generation Y will want cars that are like them: urban, flexible, collaborative, environmentally sensitive, and unconventional. Whether updating their Facebook pages or just texting and tweeting their location, Gen Y expects communication and connection to be as much as part of the driving experience as Bluetooth syncing a cell phone, or downloading a song from iTunes. Herewith; Automotive Street Style’s Top Five Gen Y “cool whips”.

The all-new 2012 Honda Civic has an attractive shape and excellent proportions to enhance both interior space and exterior style.

2012 HONDA CIVIC

2012 FORD FOCUS ELECTRIC

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Ford’s first allelectric model, the power cord equipped 2012 Ford Focus Electric simultaneously conveys fun and environmental responsibility.

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2011 HYUNDAI VELOSTER A new, sporty five-passenger coupe wrapped in an attractive hatchback design with a small rearseat access door on the passenger side.

2012 CHEVROLET SONIC

Still considered a concept car, Toyota’s Prius C promises to be the most fuelefficient hybrid (that doesn’t need a plug) and will be the most “valueoriented hybrid” in the United States.

Chevy’s best entry in the subcompact category. The Sonic has an available turbocharged engine and hightech features like Bluetooth phone pairing and remote start.

2012 TOYOTA PRIUS C

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HAPPENINGS: NATIONAL GUARD VISITS UNLV

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ABOVE PHOTO: Former NBA stars Tom “Terminator” Hammonds and Jerome “JYD” Williams with National Guard Sergeant Golon

his semester, the National Guard has been traveling the country hosting free threeon-three basketball tournaments for students on college campuses throughout the country. The program spent February 26 at UNLV where 143 students participated in the program, which includes the tournament, 3D gaming, and strength competitions. Basketball skills competitions include three point contests, slam dunk contests, and other basketball related activities. The students had a chance to speak with their campus National Guard recruiters about the benefits of joining the National Guard, while competing against their peers. Former NBA stars Tom “Terminator” Hammonds and Jerome “JYD” Williams were in attendance to encourage the students and give advice about both basketball and life decisions after graduation. “This was great event presented by National Guard, it is important for students to see the big picture and be exposed to various options upon graduation. Basketball is a great game for students to learn how to seize the moment.” Williams said. Visit www.NationalGuard.com/ basketball to see when the National Guard 3-On-3 Basketball program will be visiting your city.

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CELEBRITY GARAGE II: KEVIN DURANT

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evin Durant plays for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. A 6’9” small forward/ shooting guard who is also capable of playing power forward, Durant was 2007’s National College Player of the Year and the 2006– 2007 Big 12 Player of the Year. After his freshman season at the University of Texas,

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Durant entered the NBA Draft, where he was selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics. Winning NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season, in 2007, Durant signed an endorsement contract with Nike. In the 200910 season Durant led the NBA in scoring and became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title. He would later be named to the 2010 All NBA First Team.

Durant’s Matte Red 2011 Camaro? My GOODNESS! It’s just too sexy for words. While matte paint doesn’t go with everything, this one was customized with Celebrity Garage influences. With KD logos on the grill and wheel center caps, Durant brought the MVP out of this already stellar vehicle. In fact, this project might well have been sneaker inspired.

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COMMUNITY

By Jerome Williams

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s part of the NBA All-Star game celebrations, NBA Cares held a week long event with current and former members of the NBA family. Collectively, the group works on local community projects to leave the area a little bit better than when they arrived. This year’s events included building playgrounds, fitness clinics for teens, and planting of community gardens. JYD Project was thrilled to participate in the NBA Cares ‘Day of Service’ on Friday, February 18th. Our day began at Frederick Douglass Elementary

School in downtown Los Angeles. The crew, which consisted of approximately 200 people, helped the charter school in conjunction with an organization called KaBoom, to work on the most-needed projects. Our task was to build a large playground from scratch for the children of the school. Some teams poured the concrete for the playground, others built the jungle gym and monkey bars, and still others worked on projects for the school’s interior. We went to L.A. with my brothers Johnnie & Joshua, who

have supported the NBA program for more than ten years. Johnnie, Josh and I were assigned the job of managing the mulch for the project. We worked alongside NBA stars Robert Horry and Ron Harper. The WNBA was also on hand along with Olympic runner Marion Jones. Although the highlight of the week for many NBA fans was the AllStar game, the best moments for us involved giving back to the L.A. community. The playground we helped to build will be shared and prized by many families for years and years to come.

To learn more, visit www.jydproject.com TOP PHOTO: LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 17: Jerome Williams during the NBA FIT All-Star Youth Celebration as part of the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2011 at the Los Angeles Expo Center in Los Angeles, California. Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images) BOTTOM PHOTO: As part of NBA Cares Day of Service, Dwight Howard joins other All-Stars to build a playground at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant, NBAE/ Getty Images)

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CAR SHOWS & EVENTS

Weekly Cruise–Ins

This Month’s Car Shows

Boulder City Donut Run

Every other Saturday, 7am-9am Tasty Pastries 825 Nevada Highway Hosted by 2 Guys and 3 Other Guyz Car Club

Cars & Coffee

Every Saturday, 8am-11am Sansone Park Place Shopping Center. 9500 S. Eastern (215 & Eastern Ave.)

Classic Cruisers & Coffee Every Sunday, 8am-10am Boulder Station Casino Parking Garage

West End Boys

Every Sunday, 7am-10am Santa Fe Mining Co. across the street from Santa Fe Casino

C.R.A.B.S.

Every Saturday, 8am-10am Denny’s Restaurant at I-215 & Tropicana Jake: 702-491-2161

Henderson Donut Run

Every Saturday, 7am-9am Friendly Donuts, 806 Boulder Highway In Smith’s Shopping Center Hosted by 2 Guys and 3 Other Guyz Car Clubs

TUCKERS Classic Auto Parts Every Saturday, 9am-12pm 7685 Commercial Way in Henderson FREE Coffee & Snacks to ALL Hot Rods

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Sunday May 1st, 2011

JYD Project Car Rally & Car Show Weekend at Town Square Presented by Interstate Plumbing. Sign up at www.jydproject.com

Saturday, March 12, 2011

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - The Kiwanis invite you to a benefit tour of Jim Rogers’ WorldRenown Auto Collection Museum. Location: 1420 Gragson Ave, Las Vegas (1 block north of E. Washington off of North Bruce). $20 per person includes: Hors d’ Oeuvres, Light Spirits, 200 American Classics, including the largest collection of 1953 American convertibles, select foreign sports cars, Model-Ts and classic Corvettes. Tickets RSVP: Pete Shevlin 702327-9769, Willard Wooten 702-524-5014, Jon Bastian 702-429-1624. Send Checks To: Kiwanis c/o Jerry McElroy, PO Box 400502, Las Vegas, NV 89140.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

“Injured Police Officer Fund Car Show” at Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Road Las Vegas, NV 89120. Show is from 10am to 4pm. Show cars can line up as early as 7am. Open to All Years, Makes and Models of Cars, Trucks & Special Interest Vehicles including: Vintage, Originals, Classics, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Street Rods, Competition Vehicles, Custom Vehicles and Exotics. Entry Includes: IPOF Travel Mug, 60+ Trophies & Awards, Vendors, Food &

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Beverage Concessions. Proceeds Benefit the Injured Police Officers’ Fund. Info: (702) 3802840 (702) 643-0000 or info@helplasvegascops. com. Make Check Payable to: IPOF, 9330 W. Lake Mead Ste 130, Las Vegas, NV 89134. Register & pay online: www.helplasvegascops. com or use the Entry Form.

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LVRPCA Track Event at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. All makes and models are invited. This is the second event of the exciting season. As part of this weekend, we will be offering our car control clinic free of charge. The clinic includes braking and skidpad exercises, along with classroom instruction. Clinic participants also receive one-on-

one instruction from our cadre of certified Instructors throughout the weekend. For the more advanced drivers, we offer three different run groups, based on experience, to maximize both safety and track time (30 minute sessions). The track opens at 7:00am, and the mandatory Driver’s Meeting is at 8:15am. As always our event is open to all car marques, so invite your friends. Cost is only $350.00 for 2 days or $225.00 for 1 day. Save an additional $25.00 off “at Track” registration by registering on-line at our webstore http://lvrpca.clubstore.us.com/. First timers are encouraged to attend. Please read all the “Drivers Education” links marked in green at the top of the page. See the Flyer, the Registration Form, and the Schedule. Our track events often sell out, so do not wait, Register today! Tony Zito 702 521-9966

Las Vegas is one of the few places where you can find a large selection of worldclass shows and performances year-round. There are stage performances from some of the best-known professional dancers, singers and theatre artists on earth. After you’ve enjoyed a fabulously romantic dinner, take in one of the many shows available.

MYSTERE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT TREASURE ISLAND

MARC SAVARD COMEDY HYPNOSIS AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD

TONY ‘n TINAS WEDDING AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD

LOVE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT THE MIRAGE

ZUMANITY - THE SENSUAL SIDE OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT THE NEW YORK NEW YORK

PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR AT THE VENETIAN

Mystere Theatre (Located inside Treasure Island - TI) 3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

V Theater (Located inside Planet Hollywood) 3663 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

Zumanity Theater (Located inside New York - New York) 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

V Theater (Located inside Planet Hollywood) 3663 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

LOVE Theater (Located inside Mirage) 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phantom Theatre (Located inside Venetian) 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV

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PERFORMANCE

The most feared car on the road (for some) is about to be replaced. Ford’s old school Crown Victoria “Cop Car” is being phased out. Watch your back though, the all new 2012 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor is creeping up fast. The new Ford Interceptor will offer two powertrain options; a 365-horsepower twin-turbo engine with 350 pound-feet of torque or a 263 horsepower engine with 250 pound-feet of torque. Both options are more powerful than the current V8 engine of the Crown Victoria. By Stan Mitchell

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WORDS OF WISDOM

The season of renewal, rebirth and resurrection is upon us. From the shadows of wintery grey, cherry blossoms burst with shades of pink. Spring has finally arrived. And with this season comes the opportunity to find new life, joy and peace along with all of the sweetness of new beginnings and endless possibilities. My beloved spoke, and said to me: “ Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away. For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grapes Give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away!� Song of Solomon 2:10-13

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