One of the few artists that have successfully infused several genres into a song is Kid Rock. Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, has used rock, hip hop and country to make numerous number one singles. Besides being a singer, Kid Rock is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, who can play every instrument in his backing band. Not many musicians can claim the same.
Although Kid Rock is almost 50 years old, his music career is going strong. Many of his fans have stated that he is one of the few artists that doesn't get airplay on the radio but manages to sell out every concert. Besides playing instruments and singing, Kid Rock has also dabbled in acting. He has featured in movies such as Joe Dirt, Biker Boyz and Larry the Cable Guy. Regardless of how far he travels, Kid Rock hasn't forgotten his country roots.
Not only does he perform country songs, but he owns several pickups and dirt bikes. His music career has generated him millions of dollars. Being a car and bike connoisseur, Kid Rock decided to purchase a few toys to spoil himself. We went behind the scenes to find out which vehicles Kid Rock has in his expensive collection. Enjoy the article and like always be sure to share it with a friend.
19 Customized Motorbike
Apart from making millions of dollars through album sales and tours, Kid Rock has garnered a few gifts during his career. One of those gifts was a customized motorbike. When he reached platinum status in Europe, Kid Rock's label decided to gift him a motorbike. Although Kid Rock has a few motorbikes in his collection, he was happy to take the gift. Who wouldn't?
It seems that Kid Rock doesn't ride the bike and keeps it as memorabilia to remind himself of his career accomplishments. I'm sure the gift served as motivation for Kid Rock to keep pumping out the hits.
18 Tour Bus
What would superstar singers be without a personal tour bus? Most big singers travel throughout the United States and want privacy and luxury. Since Kid Rock travels to numerous shows in a month, he insisted on having a bus to get to the gigs. When you're as big of a star as Kid Rock, you can make just about any demands that you want while on tour to feel first-class treatment all the way.
The bus contains all the luxuries that one would expect a superstar to have. The best part about Kid Rock's lifestyle is that he gets paid to party.
17 Lincoln Continental
Don't expect to find a bad car in Kid Rock's collection since he has impeccable taste in vehicles. Besides the Mark V, Kick Rock also has a black convertible Lincoln Continental. One of the things that I love about his collection is that all of the cars look amazing, regardless of the year model. Some of the cars in his collection are classics but look like it's new.
Although Lincoln had taken the Continental out of production twice, it started producing it in 1939 and resurrected the nameplate in 1956 and 2016. Being able to resurrect the model twice shows that Lincoln did something right with the Continental.
16 Pontiac Bonneville
To obtain rare vehicles, some car collectors have spent a tremendous amount of money on their purchases. It seems that Kid Rock is a car collector since he paid $225,000 for a 1964 Pontiac Bonneville. Not only does the car have a unique and eccentric design, but it also has an interesting history. Nudie Cohn, a celebrity car trickster, designed the car for Hank Williams Jr. Cohn started as a tailor and progressed to selling modded vehicles to stars.
A Texas car collector ended up with the vehicle, RM Auctions picked up the vehicle after O'Quinn's passing.
15 Cadillac Fleetwood
Considering Kid Rock is a celebrity who travels around the country, he wanted to have a comfortable ride. One of the luxury cars that he owns is a 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine. Kid Rock wanted to make it look special, so he handed the car over to West Coast Customs for a modification. Under the bonnet of the limousine was a V8 engine, capable of producing 210 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
The modifications that the team made included a deep black paint job, a new stereo system with two eight-inch subwoofers, black velour seats, shag carpeting, and a 32-inch television, according to The News Wheel.
14 Rolls Royce Phantom
Who said that bad boys couldn't drive luxury cars? Kid Rock has an affinity for various cars and motorbikes. Although he often opts for muscle cars and pickups, he also likes to enjoy the luxury that Rolls Royce offers. His choice of Rolls Royce is the Phantom. The car boasts a powerful 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, capable of pumping out 453 horsepower.
Don't mistake the Phantom for a sleeper because of its broad exterior. Kid Rock has a used Phantom, but consumers who are interested in purchasing the new model should be prepared to pay $325,000.
13 Harley Davidson
Considering Kid Rock loves wearing leather and has a bad boy persona, it makes sense that he would also love motorbikes. Big motorbikes such as Harley Davidson give the impression that a rider is a bad boy, not that Kid Rock needs a Harley to be a bad boy. One of the things I like about Kid Rock's collection is that he has ensured that every vehicle that he owns is in pristine condition.
That also applies to the pictured Harley Davidson. Kid Rock loves that bike, so he decided to snap a photo of himself with the bike and post it on his Twitter page.
12 Polaris Slingshot Kid Rock SS-R
The SEMA Auto show boasts an array of surprises. One of those surprises is seeing concepts that a car enthusiast wouldn't often see. A concept that Polaris unveiled at the SEMA Auto show was the Slingshot Kid Rock SS-R. The project is a collaboration between Polaris and Bob Fehan Motorsports.
Polaris ensured that the three-wheeler had custom graphics on the new body panels and a 2.4-liter engine that was capable of pumping out 400 horsepower, according to Top Speed. The company designed the 2016 concept to be bold and flamboyant like the Detroit rapper.
11 GMC Sierra
When Kid Rock purchases a pickup, he modifies it so that he stands out from the rest of the market. Kid Rock purchased a 2017 GMC Sierra and handed it over to Rocky Ridge to modify the vehicle to suit his personality. According to The Drive, the team at Rocky Ridge installed a six-inch lift kit, Rocky Ridge's Stealth Coating, and 35-inch tires.
They also fitted a custom rolled steel bull bar that features a 20-inch LED light. Inside the pickup is a custom "Bad Ass" embroidery. Considering GMC fitted the Sierra with the latest gadgets, the Rocky Ridge team didn't have to do too much in the interior.
10 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
Collectors of classic cars have paid huge amounts of money at auctions for rare vehicles. A classic car that Kid Rock own is a Chevrolet 3100 pickup. He made a wise choice of purchasing a classic, as opposed to a supercar, which depreciates. Kid Rock opted for a 1947 model that had a rugged, brown paint.
He also put his name on the driver's door to ensure that everybody knew it was his. The longer he keeps that car, the more he can ask for it at an auction. Kid Rock hadn't forgotten his country roots after he found fame in hip hop and rock genre.
9 Chevrolet Camaro SS
How lucky can one guy be? Besides having fame and fortune, Kid Rock has a car collection that expands whenever somebody gifts him a new ride. Motor Authority reported that Kid Rock received a Chevrolet Camaro SS for his 40th birthday.
NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson did the honors of presenting him with the car that had black wheels, black tires and the number 40 painted on the doors. His party was at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The organizers unveiled the car before hoisting it with a lift. That's one way to present a rock star with a grand entrance. Kid Rock's car was a new 2010 model.
8 West Coast Chopper Bike
Having friends like Jesse James has its perks. One of the perks is that your buddy can design custom bikes for you. That is what Kid Rock received from his good friend at West Coast Choppers. James gifted Kid Rock the El Diablo II. Kid Rock's bike has a chrome frame, orange paint job, and black wheels.
The tank has Mike's signature True Fire and a West Coast Choppers cross logo. James made the gas cap to look like a revolver. The rear fender has a portrait of General Lee. The bike featured on Motorcycle Mania 3.
7 Chevrolet Impala
One of Kid Rock's cars that were on display at the Detroit Autorama was the Chevrolet Impala. His friend, Jesse James, was responsible for modifying the car to suit Kid Rock's mischievous ways. James ensured that the 1962 model got a new paint job and engine. He also installed hydraulics so that Kid Rock can cruise around town in a lowrider.
Besides the Impala's dashing looks, the bonnet boasts a V8 engine that's coupled with four-speed manual transmission to produce 409 horsepower. The Impala gained eminence on drag strips and became a legendary car.
6 Dodge Charger
Many muscle car enthusiasts who were fans of the Dukes of Hazzard wanted to own the program's flagship vehicle, Dodge Charger. It seems that Kid Rock is one of those fans, as he had to own a 1969 Dodge Charger replica. The car gained popularity in the late 60s and throughout the 70s due to the show's success. Besides getting advertising on the show, the Dodge Charger also provided good performance.
The car was known as General Lee on the program. The producers used around 325 General Lees during the production of the show. Seventeen General Lees exist in various states of repair.
5 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
Big boys like big toys. Kid Rock is a bad boy, who likes to travel to the countryside with big trucks. Since Ford teamed up to create a concept with Kid Rock, Chevrolet did the same. His song, Born Free, inspired the collaboration with Chevrolet to produce a 2016 Silverado 3500 HD "dually" that celebrates freedom and honors U.S. workers, according to Media Chevrolet.
The automaker introduced the car at a SEMA show in Las Vegas, where it joined other Chevrolet truck concepts that reveal the brand's pickup lineup. Kid Rock's car featured enhancements such as the custom chrome grille with the Born Free logo and chrome exhaust stacks.
4 Lincoln Continental Mark V
It seems that Kid Rock has a soft spot for classics. Besides owning the 1947 Chevrolet 3100 pickup, he also has a Lincoln Continental Mark V. The car is a luxury coupe that Lincoln produced from 1977 until 1979. Although the car was on the market for only three years, it made an impression on Kid Rock.
The car was so popular that Lincoln produced just over 228,000 examples during the production run, making it the best-selling generation of the Mark series. The best part about the car is that Lincoln offered a 6.6-liter or a 7.5-liter V8 engine.
3 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM
Kid Rock has featured several of his cars in his music videos and some in his movies. One of the cars that he had on set with him was the Pontiac Firebird Trans AM during the filming of Joe Dirt. If owning a Trans AM wasn't special enough, Kid Rock's 1979 model is a restored 10th-anniversary edition. Pontiac limited the production to only 7,500 examples of the 10th-anniversary edition.
Even fewer than that received the W72 engine, which was capable of producing 400 horsepower. Kid Rock's car has a fantastic exterior and also boasts an impressive engine. He has displayed the car at shows.
2 Ford Mustang GT-R
Ford is one of the many car automakers that has used celebrity endorsements to advertise their cars. The U.S. automaker teamed up with Kid Rock to introduce a 2005 Ford Mustang GT-R concept. The car wasn't all show and no go, as Ford ensured that the V8 engine produced 440 horsepower and had race-tuned exhausts.
"The Mustang GT-R blends today's breathtaking design, Ford Racing's unmatched history, and the most advanced racing technology into the ultimate Mustang," said J Mays, Ford group vice president, design, according to Concept Carz. "Mustang's iconic image grew with every checkered flag, so we think the Mustang GT-R is an appropriate tribute to the car's 40th anniversary and a hint at what's to come."
Being a superstar singer comes with many benefits. One of the benefits that Kid Rock experienced was meeting beautiful women. He established a relationship with Pamela Anderson and made her his wife. The marriage didn't last long, but the two participated in a few good causes while they were married.
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson got onto a chopper to ride for the "American Liver Foundation S.O.S. Ride" at Eagle River Motorcycles in Hawthorne, California. The Paparazzi took the opportunity to snap pictures of the two riding on a yellow chopper.
Sources - Motor Authority, The Drive & Top Speed