Ryan Reynolds was born in 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada but he shot to stardom by playing a range of comedy and action roles here in the United States. One of his brothers is even a Mountie, though Ryan became a United States citizen in 2018. A highlight reel of his filmography would include some unmentionably gross scenes in National Lampoon's Van Wilder, some unmentionably bad scenes in the 2011 DC comic book film Green Lantern, and some unmentionably ripped scenes in Blade: Trinity before he catapulted into the serious big leagues by playing Wade Wilson, the main character in Deadpool—a movie, itself, full of unmentionables.
Reynolds is married to Blake Lively, an actress who gained prominence by playing one of the socialite main characters in the vapid Gossip Girl from 2007 to 2012. She married Reynolds in 2012 and hopefully, it was his entreaties that helped Lively move her career past the likes of Gossip Girl and on to bigger and better roles in films like The Town, Savages, and The Shallows.
The two are one of Hollywood's darling couples, and they currently have two children together. Though they manage to stay relatively low-profile, paparazzi catch them around town in both Los Angeles and New York City plenty enough for the rest of the world to get a titillating glimpse at the daily lives of some of the world's best-looking, wealthiest young stars. And luckily for us, they've got a serious collection of rides to go along with what must be an ever-increasing bank account, as Disney has recently confirmed that Marvel will definitely be cashing in on an unmentionable number of R-rated Deadpool sequels.
Ryan Reynolds' career as an action star has been long established and his role as Deadpool hasn't slowed down a filmography highlighted by the likes of Blade: Trinity. In real life, Reynolds loves a bit of adrenaline to stay coursing through his veins, and he's got a wide selection of motorcycles lurking in his garage. Most of them are heavily customized specials like this Ducati SC1000. The SC1000 leaves the factory with a bit of retro styling, but Reynolds chose to improve his with a few more details—including that leather seat and heat wrap—to make it resemble even closer the cafe racers of the past.
Toyota nailed the Prius design when they released a horrible and strange wedge-shaped brick to the market. But compared to the Honda Civic Hybrid, their main competitor in the early years of this century, the Toyota stood out, which allowed it to make an eco-conscious statement everywhere it went. The Prius quickly became a favorite among the enlightened Hollywood elite, who turned out in droves to show off just how much they love this planet. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are no exception, though it will take many years of constant Prius driving to offset the carbon footprints of their many motorcycles.
These days, more and more members of Hollywood royalty are turning to Tesla to show off both their wealth and their environmental responsibility. Tesla's Model S brings more luxury to the table than the Toyota Prius, which will undoubtedly have to step up its game to compete. After all, not many celebs are driving long distances and Tesla's impressive all-electric range can get them to Whole Foods and Urth Caffe without having to worry about charge. Just don't ask them where the electrical grid still gets much of its power (coal) or what happens to those batteries once they've served out their life cycle.
Jane Motorcycles is like the Deus Ex Machina of New York City. Reynolds featured in a GQ spread with the customizers—who also run a coffee and tea shop, if that sounds familiar—driving this BMW R nineT, one of the best base bikes for customers to choose for their high-priced builds. With all the modern amenities of a bike built in the last five years, this R nineT has received some metalwork to up its overall style quotient. Too bad a helmet would ruin Reynolds' hair, or a sweet brushed aluminum piece would go perfectly with this bike's style—even if that plaid shirt around his waist doesn't.
This sweet piece of a machine sure doesn't look like a Honda but that's only because Reynolds had it totally worked over by Mike LaFountain of Raccia Motorcycles. A staple of motorcycling history, the Honda CB750 is a SOHC masterpiece that's still depended upon by countless owners all over the world. Reynolds, again, had his done up in cafe racer form and this bike could be the crown of his collection. He's told multiple motorcycle mags that he learned to ride early on by hopping onto a CB750. That was many years ago, though he'll be able to enjoy this masterpiece for years to come. The build took seven full months, and other than the engine and transmission, the rest is just about brand new.
Ryan Reynolds has enjoyed some serious career jumps since his days as Van Wilder in 2002. Heroic roles like in Green Lantern, which also starred Blake Lively, helped bring his combination of wit and action choreography to the public's attention, and his bank account has presumably swelled as fast as his filmography. The internet seems to think Reynolds bought himself this Lamborghini Aventador as a 37th birthday gift, though it's also possible it was part of his prep for filming the movie Self/Less, a 2015 release directed by Tarsem Singh that has thankfully passed well out of the public's mind.
Probably the most well-publicized of Ryan Reynolds' many bicycles is this Triumph Thruxton that has been customized by Kott Motorcycles. Again, Reynolds displays his affinity for cafe racer style, and this bike sports a bit more simplicty than many of his other modern builds that bring more aggressive shocks, engines, and handlebars into the mix. Part of that streamlined quality can be attributed to Triumph's designs, and the Thruxton has epitomized their retro style since 2004. Dustin Kott of Kott Motorcycles, based in Santa Clarita (about an hour north of Hollywood), transformed the bike for Reynolds, who is often spotted driving around LA in similarly themed outfits.
Blake Lively's rise to stardom on Gossip Girl helped her become a quintessential Hollywood beauty—and what could be more fitting than for her to drive around Hollywood in a drop-top Mini Cooper. She's frequently caught by the paparazzi cruising around town on a sunny day, and even though appearances in The Town and The Shallows have padded her bank account, it seems like she's happy with her tiny car. It probably fits better into tight parking spots, though it won't fit her growing family too well. Thankfully, Lively and Reynolds have the cash to support a few other family-friendly options to keep in their shared garage.
Lively clearly loves her convertibles, though the Lexus SC430 is much more of a serious car than a tiny Mini Cooper. That's not to say it's much larger, though the V8 under its smooth hood outmuscles the Mini's tiny engine by a fair share. Hilariously, Lively has been caught trying to pack the whole fam into the tiny 2+2 hard-top convertible, a feat that definitely requires opening up the sky. Driving in those heels might be a bit of a chore, but Lively's Lexus only ever came with an automatic transmission to route the 4.3-liter V8's 288 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
Masculine Hollywood stars have always clung to their Triumphs and all the way back to Steve McQueen, the Bonneville has been a favorite among the biggest stars. Today's Bonneville comes in a wide range of options for engines and styling, and Reynolds opted (surprise surprise) for one with matte black accents to go along with a red tank. His engine looks like it's air-cooled, though the Bonneville does now come with a couple of water-cooled options that range from 900-1200cc of displacement. Luckily, unlike most of his cafe racers, Reynolds could allow his wife to ride pillion on the back of this Triumph, thanks to this bike's two-up arrangement.
Reynolds and Lively spend plenty of time in both Los Angeles and New York City. In both towns, they have their individual vehicles and Reynolds has his many bikes—but they also have been spotted getting into and out of Cadillac Escalades on the regular. The Escalade is the quintessential celebrity SUV, typically driven by a chauffeur, because it offers luxury, anonymity, and plenty of room. Throw on some limo tint on the rear windows and no one will realize that Wade Wilson and Serena van der Woodsen might be stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in the car in the next lane.
Eagle-eyed readers must be thinking Ryan Reynolds has a nanny or something—that outfit and that brunette hair surely don't belong to Blake Lively. That's actually Alanis Morisette, who also hails from Canada and who Reynolds dated from 2002 to 2007, before Blake Lively (and Jessica Biel). Whether Reynolds held onto the BMW 7 Series the two were caught driving around with is a fact that remains unclear, but at the time, it was hard to beat BMW's flagship luxury sedan in terms of power, amenities, and styling. It's equally likely Reynolds got rid of the Bimmer, as the early 2000s were not a pretty period for his film career nor his hairstyles.
For a guy who blasts around on modern and vintage motorcycles—presumably revving them up to full throttle, if his on-screen persona matches his real-life personality—Reynolds sure does love a few environmentally friendly cars. Here he is plugging the Nissan Leaf, one of the cheapest and most efficient plug-in electric cars on the market. Much like Toyota did with the Prius, Nissan went the route of making their eco-car just about as ugly as possible. Luckily, plenty of good-looking celebs are willing to let their faces do the advertising, as there's a good chance that Tesla's stylish options have set a new standard for statement green vehicles.
If this Ducati looks a bit similar to any of Ryan Reynolds' other bikes, that's because it also has plenty of features that help it represent Ducati's heritage in racing. That retro bubble up front and cafe racer tail, along with the green frame and outboard dampers, are supposed to reference 750 Imola Desmo bike that Paul Smart piloted to a win at the 1972 Imola 200. Produced only for model year 2006, the bike seems tailor-made to fit the style and desires of Ryan Reynolds. An impressive dry weight just under 400 pounds, paired to 92 horsepower and an 8,000 rpm redline makes for one serious piece of historical fun.
This borderline chopper was built specifically for Ryan Reynolds by The Factory Metal Works. With a 1964 Triumph 650 engine, 1969 Triumph front forks, and a TFMW stretched frame, the bike is a bit more radical than his usual strict preference for cafe racers. Other features include a 21-inch chrome Tiger Cub front wheel, 4x18 pre-70s Triumph rear brakes, a Baron's Speed Shop mud guard, rear sissy bar, a ribbed and molded Wassell banana gas tank complete with BSA push-pull petcocks, and serious drag pipes in full chrome. There's no room for Blake Lively on this bike, that's for sure.
It should be readily apparent by now that Reynolds has a serious thing for retro motorcycles. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that he's also got a Ducati GT1000 SportClassic in his garage. The Ducati left the factory needing nothing to look like it came straight out decades past, though given the passion Reynolds has displayed for having his bikes customized, there's a good chance this bike could be under the chopping block soon enough. With 91 horsepower and a top speed of 135 miles per hour, this Ducati must make Marvel executives tremble with concern for their next billion-dollar payday.
Every celebrity feels the pressure of their notoriety, from Brad Pitt and George Clooney right on down to character actors like Brian Dennehy. One of the clever methods the rich and famous have adopted for escaping the watchful eyes and lenses of the paparazzi is by driving around in bland cars while dressed up in frumpy outfits. The Chevrolet Equinox is certainly one of the most uninspiring crossover SUVs on the market and when Reynolds goes out, he knows every moment could be a photoshoot, so he usually dresses up better than a drab cardigan and a hat borrowed his The Hitman's Bodyguard co-star, Samuel L Jackson.
The modern incarnation of the Dodge Challenger is a bit like the character Reynolds plays in Deadpool. Though, still, it would be better if he'd managed to snag one in a dark shade of red with black stripes rather than the more typical orange. But with a massive heart pumping out horsepower in gobs, this Challenger is ready to blast down the road at full throttle right from the get-go, stopping only to have a few comedic asides because, really, there's no hope anyone's going to be able to keep up with such a rip-roaring party, so there's no need for any concern that things could end badly.
The Audi R8 shares much of its architecture with Lamborghini's Gallardo and Huracan but in a much sleeker, more modern form. Where Lamborghini relies on angular edges and huge spoilers to make a (screaming) statement, the R8 is all futuristic curves and plenty of carbon fiber. But that mid-mounted V10 is shared by both supercars and routes power to all four wheels, in this case through Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive. As Audi's current range-topper, the R8 offers copious luxury on the inside, plenty of performance, and handling that led six-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jackie Ickx to call it, "The best handling road car today."
Though not quite as stunning as its big brother, the 300 SL known as the Gullwing, the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is still a beautiful car in its own right. That Reynolds would choose to own one comes as no surprise, given that this Benz comes from the same early period that inspires his love of cafe racer motorcycles. He chose a few of his bikes in brushed aluminum, an exterior finish that Mercedes made famous with their successful road cars in the early years of motorsport. Now, sure, the 190 SL isn't nearly on par with those cars, but compared to modern supercars, driving this vehicle today must feel somewhat akin to hopping on a retro motorbike.
Sources: The Factory Metal Works, Visordown, and Silodrome.