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Man Wins Custom Nissan 370Z By Playing Video Games


If anyone ever told you video games were a waste of time, show them this article. Robert Waddell from Rock Hill, SC took home a customized 2010 Nissan 370Z, built by Chris Forsberg Racing.

Forsberg, of course, is the 2009 Formula Drift Champion, who campaigned a Nissan 350Z, sponsored by NOS energy drink. Waddell won the car by competing in a video game tournament, besting four other competitors in a game of Need For Speed: Shift. Not a bad way to get a free set of wheels.

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Wow what a lucky guy. That car is actually nice too. I remember seeing some prize cars that are just too tacky, like that yellow Travis Pastrana STI.

Does anyone know what kind of wheels are on that 370z? They kind of look like these wheels
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Isn't that the Volk CE28? Looks like a custom color.

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Wow what a lucky guy. That car is actually nice too. I remember seeing some prize cars that are just too tacky, like that yellow Travis Pastrana STI.

Does anyone know what kind of wheels are on that 370z? They kind of look like these wheels
I was thinking they are SSR's.

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I'm sorry but...

I'd have that puppy on eBay tomorrow had I won it.

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I think those are the ssr wheels
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Wondow how much in taxes he owes on that
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Wondow how much in taxes he owes on that
I actually know this one. He'll have to claim the FMV (Fair Market Value) of the vehicle as income on federal (and state if applicable) income tax returns. He will not owe any local or state sales taxes since he did not purchase the vehicle. Some states do levy certain "fees" on prize vehicles though. Either way he will still have to pay license and registration.

Since the value of the car will be considered income, the exact amount he'll owe will be dependent on his marginal tax rate, which is the sum total of all his sources of income. So, if the guy is already making bank, he could owe upwards of %35 of the FMV of the car. But if he's broke, he may owe nothing.

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Chances are he's living in the basement of his parents' home and mooching off their incomes. I bet he'll owe next to nothing.

As for the car, I'd still take it home and let it sit for a while as I figure out what to do with it. Part out car?

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