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Cops: Guy 'Bought' $140K Porsche With Check From Home Computer

Casey William Kelley also tried to scoop up 3 Rolex watches with another phony check, authorities say

(Newser) - Grand Theft Auto: Wewahitchka isn't a real thing, though a Florida man allegedly tried to make it one. Per the Northwest Florida Daily News , authorities in Walton County say Casey William Kelley purchased a Porsche 911 Turbo from a dealership in Destin on Monday for nearly $140,000. "... More »

Driver Accused of Taunting Dying Cop: Look at My Car

Australia's Richard Pusey complained about damage to Porsche, left scene, say police

(Newser) - As an Australian police officer lay dying after being struck by a vehicle on the side of a highway, her body camera recorded a man coming over to her, reports the BBC . But it wasn't to offer help or a sympathetic word. Instead, say prosecutors, it was to taunt... More »

'Joey Pants' Is Severely Injured While Out for a Walk

Joe Pantoliano was hit by a Porsche that skidded out of control

(Newser) - Joe Pantoliano nearly got taken out, and no wiseguys were involved. The beloved Sopranos actor was out for a walk with his family Friday when a Porsche slammed into him and inflicted serious damage, his wife Nancy Sheppard tells TMZ ; she says another car T-boned the Porsche right into him.... More »

2 Dead After Porsche Goes Airborne

The crash happened in Toms River, New Jersey

(Newser) - Police say a convertible traveling at high speed went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a New Jersey commercial building, killing both of the car's occupants. Toms River police say the red Porsche Boxster went out of control just after 6:30am. Sunday. The car hit the... More »

World's Only 'Nazi Porsche' Was Set to Sell for $20M. It Didn't

'Unfortunate confusion' at auction of Porsche Type 64 irritated potential buyers

(Newser) - In the late '30s, Adolf Hitler commissioned a special "people's car" to be built for a Berlin-to-Rome road rally, and what resulted was the 1939 Porsche Type 64, or what Jalopnik calls the "missing link between Porsche and Volkswagen." Only three of these vehicles were... More »

Seinfeld Returns Fire in Suit Over $1.5M Porsche

Says dealer should be held responsible if car was counterfeit

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld wants no part of a lawsuit accusing him of selling a counterfeit 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster for $1.54 million. The comedian, who previously requested proof of the buyer's claim, is now suing the California dealer that sold him the classic car said to have been factory-made... More »

Comedian in Car Dispute Getting Sued

Buyer of Jerry Seinfeld's $1.54M Porsche says it is 'not authentic'

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld says it's a lawsuit about nothing, but the comedian is being sued by the buyer who plunked down $1.54 million on his 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster and now claims he "misrepresented" the car's provenance. In addition, Fica Frio Ltd. claims that Seinfeld reneged on... More »

Valet's Porsche Parking Does Not End Well

Australian hotel worker manages to drive it under another car

(Newser) - A hotel valet had a lucky escape—but the luxury sports car he was trying to park did not. Australian media say the valet somehow drove the soft-top Porsche Carrera under another vehicle Thursday outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney. Emergency workers cut the driver out from the Porsche... More »

Porsche Stolen in 1991. It Just Turned Up in an Oregon Forest

Wreck discovered by man walking dog

(Newser) - Maybe Sasquatch has a thing for German engineering? The Sinclair Broadcast Group reports a 1979 Porsche 924 was found at the bottom of a wooded cliff on Tuesday in Oregon—nearly 27 years after it was reported stolen from the parking lot of a Medford movie theater. The wrecked car—... More »

Cops: Porsche Driver Shot Homeless Man

Nashville man asked her to move her car

(Newser) - An aspiring country singer from Texas has been charged with the attempted murder of a homeless Tennessee man who asked her to move her Porsche. Police say 26-year-old Katie Quackenbush shot Gerald Melton, 54, after he complained about loud music and exhaust fumes from the Porsche SUV where she was... More »

Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $1.2B to 75K More Owners

Without a fix, that could rise to $4B

(Newser) - Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion in buybacks and compensation to settle claims from US owners of cars with larger diesel engines that the company rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And the company could pay even more—as much as $4 billion—if it can'... More »

Paul Walker's Daughter Gets $10.1M From Porsche Driver

Settlement comes from Roger Rodas' estate

(Newser) - Just days after a judge ruled that Porsche is not liable for Paul Walker's death in a 2013 crash, bittersweet news for the actor's daughter: Meadow Walker has been awarded a $10.1 million settlement from the estate of Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche Carrera GT... More »

Porsche Not Liable for Paul Walker Crash: Judge

But there are 2 more cases against the company still in the pipeline

(Newser) - The widow of the man driving the Porsche Carrera GT that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker had hoped to prove that something wrong with the car itself, not the car going too fast, caused the 2013 accident. But a California federal judge on Monday dismissed Kristine Rodas' wrongful death... More »

Paul Walker's Dad Sues Porsche, Too

Actor's daughter, others have also sued over fatal crash

(Newser) - Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the Fast & Furious star. Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in... More »

Paul Walker's Teen Daughter Is Suing Porsche

Lawsuit blames 'dangerous' car for star's death

(Newser) - Fast & Furious star Paul Walker's teenage daughter believes her father would still be alive if he had been in a different car on the night of Nov. 30, 2013 , according to a wrongful death lawsuit. Meadow Walker, 16, is suing Porsche, alleging that the Carrera GT his friend... More »

VW's Dieselgate Now Spreads to Audi

Company's luxury brand says 2.1M of its cars also had emissions cheat

(Newser) - The dust was just starting to settle on Volkswagen's emissions-cheating software on its US diesel vehicles, but new revelations show the hubbub spreading to Audi. The company's luxury brand reported Monday that 2.1 million of its vehicles—including 13,000 in the US—had the same cheat... More »

Judge Spotted Driving Tycoon's Seized Porsche

Brazil judge says he was just looking after it

(Newser) - Eike Batista used to be Brazil's richest man; now he's a billion dollars in debt and a judge is driving his Porsche. Reporters spotted the judge overseeing Batista's insider-trading trial driving the luxury vehicle in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week after a tipoff from the tycoon'... More »

Sistine Chapel Private Concert Goes to ... Porsche

It's part of automaker's tour of Italy for car owners

(Newser) - Michelangelo didn't know it at the time, but his work in the Sistine Chapel would one day provide the backdrop for a sacred gathering of Porsche enthusiasts. Tomorrow, those who shelled out about $6,400 a head to the automaker will hear a concert of classical music in the... More »

Porsche Sued Over Paul Walker Crash

Roger Rodas' widow says car was to blame

(Newser) - Authorities say speed alone is to blame for the deaths of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas in a fiery crash last year—but Rodas' widow begs to differ. Kristine Rodas filed a lawsuit against Porsche yesterday, claiming the Carrera GT that Rodas was driving at the time had a faulty... More »

Speed Alone Killed Paul Walker: Authorities

Porsche was going as fast as 93mph immediately before crash

(Newser) - Investigators have officially confirmed what has long been suspected : Unsafe driving is solely to blame for the crash that killed Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, not a mechanical problem with the Porsche or roadway conditions. The Carrera GT was going between 80mph and 93mph when Rodas lost control and crashed... More »

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