- Celebrity Cars
- Kevin Dillon
- Porsche 550 Spyder
You just rebuilt James Dean’s classic Porsche Spyder. Out of all the iconic cars in the world, why did you choose that one?
I’m not a psychotic James Dean fan or anything, but he was a great actor, and I love that car. It has all these great details—the red leather seats, the LITTLE BASTARD stenciled on the back. Driving it is like being on a motorcycle.
Have you always been into sports cars?
Always. I’ve had a bunch of muscle cars. My real baby is my ’69 Firebird. That car is pretty.
As a teenager, what did you drive?
I did everything on a bike. I had a little 50 cc Honda street bike, then a KZ550, then a Ninja 1000, then a lowrider Harley. My brother Paul let me drive his Audi Fox, but I banged it up. Man, I destroyed that car.
I wasn’t paying attention, the roads were wet, and I crashed it. He was not happy.
Any other accidents?
I’ve gone down on my bikes a few times, but it’s never been too nasty—I just scraped up my arms and stuff. Thank God I never made contact with a car, but I’ve had the tires slide out from me. That’s no fun. It takes a couple of good accidents to get you driving a little safer.
What’s your personal speed record?
I’m not a speed demon, but I’d say 130 mph.
Have you ever used your celebrity to get out of a ticket?
All the time. Back in the day I did a few episodes of NYPD Blue, and cops loved that show. They’d freak out. “You’re that dude from NYPD Blue!”
Any tips on having sex in a car?
Get a convertible. It’s much easier.