One of the most prominent careers to follow if you want to impress anyone is becoming a magician. Everybody loves to be entertained, and the best way to do that is with a magic trick. Angel started his career in New York before moving to Las Vegas to perform live in a show called Criss Angel Believe. The show has generated more than $150 million in tourist revenue to Las Vegas.
Angel wanted to expand his fanbase and decided to do that by showcasing his magic on television. Criss Angel Mindfreak, as well as Criss Angel BeLIEve, made Criss the most famous magician in television. Angel holds several world records, garnered from magic performances and was the Magician of the Decade in 2009, as well as Magician of the Century in 2010.
Apart from magic, Angel has also performed as the lead singer in the rock band Angeldust and authored the book Mindfreak: Secret Revelations. Considering that Angel has achieved numerous accolades, he has made a lot of money. Admitting to being obsessed with cars and motorbikes, Angel bought a few toys to make up an impressive collection. We wanted to see what the magician of the century drove, so we peeked into his garage.
18 Big Bear Skeleton Chopper
Not only is the design of the skeleton chopper eccentric, but the story behind the manufacturing is also chilling. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Kevin and Mona Alsop made the chopper for Angel from human skeletons and delivered it to the magician to feature it in the Cirque du Soleil show Believe at Luxor.
If that wasn't surprising enough, the chopper cost $100,000. The skeleton bike is the seventh one that Big Bear Choppers made for Angel. The skeleton chopper arrived in conjunction with Angel's celebration of A&E's 15 DVD box set of Mindfreak.
17 2006 Dodge Viper
What happens when a rockstar makes a lot of money? One of the first things that he does is by a few fast cars. For Angel, having a fast car wasn't enough, as he had to modify it to have stunning rims and black paint. Angle opted for a Dodge Viper.
One of the best models that Dodge has manufactured is the Viper. The car isn't all about dashing looks, as the bonnet boasts an impressive 8-liter engine that pumps out a lot of power. The car needs just over four seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph and achieves a maximum speed of just over 200 mph.
16 2007 MF13 Lane Splitter Chopper
The MF 13 is another chopper than Angel received from Big Bear Customs. Kevin Alsop from Big Bear Choppers knows how to built unique choppers that look classy and provide good performance. Although the MF13 is a low rider and Angel will have to be careful not to scrape the ground, he will enjoy the bike.
The chopper's seat is low, but Angel didn't seem to mind, as he rode off on the bike while beaming. Angel has a good relationship with Alsop, who has built numerous bikes for the magician. Alsop didn't disappoint with the MF13.
15 Porsche 911
In my opinion, one of the sports car companies that haven't received enough credit is Porsche. The manufacturer has produced the 911 series, one of the best sports cars to grace the roads, since 1963. Considering the 911 has been in production for more than half a century, Porsche has done an outstanding job with the vehicle.
The best aspect of the 911 is the price when compared to cars such as a Maserati or the Aston Martin. Consumers who want to experience style and speed will pay just over $90,000 to own a Porsche 911.
14 2009 Big Bear Chopper
Some motorbikes are so stunning that I don't know how the owner could part ways with it. The 2009 model was one of several bikes that Angel got from Big Bear. He loved the bike so much that he referred to it as his daily rider.
The bike had a 100 BBC engine. What surprised me the most is that Angel placed the car on the market, but the bike had only 160 miles on the clock. The asking price for the bike was $46,500, according to Celebrity Cars. The chopper is called Miss Behavin, and it looks amazing. Miss Behavin has rear wheel drive.
13 Rolls Royce Phantom
One can't be a car connoisseur if a Rolls Royce isn't part of the collection. The manufacturer has produced some of the most luxurious vehicles in history. Considering Rolls Royce needs six months to produce one car by hand, most of the models are flawless. Consumers who want to experience style, luxury and comfort should be prepared to pay at least $330,000 for a base model.
Although the Phantom has a big frame, the bonnet boasts a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, capable of pumping out 453 horsepower.
12 Believe Chopper
The Believe Chopper was one of the choppers that Angel received from Big Bear Choppers' Kevin Alsop. Angel had a smile on his face when he got on the chopper to take a ride. Alsop modified the chopper, as a promotion tool for Angel's Believe show. It seems that some guys have everything.
Angel is one of those men, as he has a dream job, wife, children, money, as well as motorbikes and cars. What more could he ask to receive? Considering that Angel loves cars and motorbikes, I'm sure that he'll ask for another few of those to add to the collection.
11 Bugatti Veyron
When one has as much money as Angel and loves cars, one of the obvious choices in vehicles that he or she will opt for is a Bugatti. Since Angel loves black cars, his Veyron received a black paint job. Consumers who want to own a Veyron shouldn't have a problem with forking out more than $2 million.
For that money, the driver will experience the W16 engine, which is capable of pumping out 1,200 horsepower. The car needs 2.5 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph and has a top speed of 254 mph. That is a lot of power but also a lot of money.
10 2010 Campagna T Rex
Angel has stated that he doesn't love only motorbikes and cars, but he also enjoys getting into a go-cart. Apart from being road-legal, the Campagna T Rex needs only 3.9 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. Kawasaki ZX 14 motorcycle engine powers the T Rex by producing almost 200 horsepower.
The T Rex provided the power, flair, and performance that Angel needed for his Evel Knievel inspired stunt for his one-hour premiere episode of Criss Angel Mindfreak, according to Sports Car Market. It seems that T Rex has lived up to its reputation of being big and strong.
9 MF2 Chopper
Some of the choppers mean so much to Angel that he wanted to show it off to his fans. After using the MF in his show Mindfreak, Angel decided to display the MF2 chopper. Angel has stated that though the handlebars of some choppers are high, the bike still provides a comfortable ride.
The MF2 looks stunning, which is why I can understand that Angel wanted to keep it in his collection. The only problem with the bike is that Angel doesn't ride it anymore. The bike is beautiful to look at, but it would provide more value as a daily rider.
8 2006 Hummer H2
All the vehicles that Angel owns are unique in their own right, so it makes sense that his Hummer H2 featured at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Although the Hummer is meant to be a strong vehicle with a bulky body, Angel's has a powerful engine, as it pumps out 565 horsepower.
According to Truck Trend, Real Wheels built the Hummer for Angel to pay homage to Harry Houdini and showcase the company's ability to design and create intriguing vehicles. If a unique design was what they were going for, then they achieved the objective.
7 2007 Big Bear Chopper
Since Angel is obsessed with motorbikes and has featured his collection in the program Mindfreak, he had to have the most eccentric and alluring choppers on television. The 2007 model is one of the bikes that Angel received from Big Bear.
The orange flames will prompt onlookers to gawk, as the color that Big Bear painted the chopper with made it a sight for sore eyes. The best part about the bike for fans of Angel is that he had it on the market. At the time of the sale, the bike had less than a 1,000 miles on the clock. No wonder it looks immaculate.
6 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Any car connoisseur who collects a range of vehicles will have a vintage muscle car in the collection. Angel is one of those collectors. Wanting to experience the raw power of a classic vehicle, Angel opted for a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. To make the car look more aggressive, Angel ensured that the engine was protruding from the bonnet.
The Camaro is one of the few muscle cars that can give the Mustang a run for its money. Some muscle car enthusiasts believe that the Z28 is better than a Mustang. The car looks stunning, though it is half a century old.
5 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible
Collectors who get their hands on the Pontiac Star Chief Convertible should hold onto it for dear life, as the car is like a diamond in the dirt. Pontiac manufactured the Star Chief from 1954 until 1966. Although Angel's car is more than sixty years old, it is in pristine condition.
His car is part of the second generation, which had a V8 engine. Although some people don't appreciate vintage cars, the Star Chief Convertible is an absolute stunner. The obvious color that Angel opted for was black.
4 MF3 Old School
While shooting a season of Mindfreak, Angel got two choppers: a new school and an old school MF3. While performing stunts, Angel rode in on the bikes and asked the audience what they thought of his rides. The crowd stroked Angel's ego by screaming. Angel stated that the bikes were from Count's Kustoms and that he loved the new school and the old school bike.
I think that the new school bike has more character than the old school, which is bland. Angel doesn't mind which bike he rides, as he had a big smile on his face while riding both of the bikes.
3 Luxor Display Chopper
Although Angel loves cars and choppers, he doesn't have a problem with selling some of the vehicles. While he has sold several choppers, he fell in love with a few of the bikes and has to keep it as memorabilia. Considering that Angel performs his show at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, he thought that was the best place to display some of his most prized possessions.
Angel wanted his fans to admire his choppers but not touch his precious machines, so he built a glass wall around the choppers so that nobody could lay their hands on it.
2 Orange County Chopper
Besides teaming up with Big Bear Choppers and Count's Kustoms, Angel has partnered with Orange County Choppers to have a vast array of motorbikes. The Orange County Chopper that Angel received was another motorbike that he couldn't part with, so he displayed it.
The bike featured a Frisco Mount gas tank, a racing innovations frame, black and chrome paint, as well as pullback handlebars. The bike's front suspension was inverted while the rear was rigid. The Orange County Chopper is eccentric like Angel.
1 Lamborghini Murcielago
Bloomberg stated that Angel's partnership with Cirque du Soleil had generated the star $70 million a year. Considering that Angel makes so much money in a year, he didn't hesitate to purchase one of the best supercars on the road.
Under the bonnet of a Murcielago is a 6.2-liter engine, pumping out 641 horsepower. The car needs 3.4 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph and has a top speed of 205 mph. As with all its vehicles, Lamborghini made the Murcielago exclusive, so the manufacturer produced just over 4,000 units.
Sources - Celebrity Cars, Truck Trend & Bloomberg