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Birthdate: July 27, 1990 Miami, Florida, USA.
Birth name: Nicholas Alan Bollea.
Eye color: Brown.
Hair color: Blond.
Stage Name(s): Nick Hogan.
Nick Bollea biography (bio):
Nicholas Alan Bollea is known as Nick Hogan, is the son of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda Hogan and the younger brother of singer Brooke Hogan. He is one of the stars of the reality show Hogan Knows Best and lives with his parents in Miami Beach, Florida. He has expressed interest in acting, wrestling, and motorsports as careers.
He has been drifting for several years. He is active in the NOPI Drift series, qualified 10th at the Denver NOPI drift event of 2007, and placing third at their Pittsburgh event.
Nick earned a Formula D competition license in 2006 and is often described as a professional drifter. However, Formula Drift spokesman John Pangilinan says that Bollea has only competed in one of their competitions. This was the Formula Drift event that was held in Atlanta on May 12, 2007. Nick is currently scheduled to compete in the Formula D championship at Irwindale, California on October 13, pending any legal ramifications due to the Supra incident.
Nick is not listed in Formula D's Professional Championship standings for 2007 or 2006, is not a member of any of the teams participating in Formula D's Team Drift Series, and is not in the current list of Formula drivers.
Nick also occasionally attends amateur drifting competitions. Nick has attended two of Chris Tyler's drifting events in the Tampa Bay area. One of these was a drifting competition in DeSoto county the Friday prior to the crash of Nick's Toyota Supra. Nick did not compete, but he did give drifting demonstrations between the runs of competitors.
Competition vehicles and crew:
Nick has two Dodge Vipers with steering that has been modified to enhance their drifting capability, but his current competition vehicle is a Nissan 350Z. John Graziano (the former soldier injured in the Supra crash) and Danny Jacobs (the driver of the silver Viper seen with the Supra at the time of the crash) worked in Nick Bollea's pit crew during 2007 in St. Louis, Denver and Los Angeles.
Nick's celebrity status and enthusiasm for drifting have attracted sponsors who are eager to associate themselves with his name. Nick was briefly signed to Dodge, but company spokesman Todd Goyer said that he "is not a Dodge driver or a Mopar driver", and that his relationship with Dodge/Mopar ended two months prior to his 2007 crash. He is currently sponsored by Polaroid, Mac Tools, BF Goodrich and Sparco These companies are still listed on the NOPI website as sponsors of Nick's drift car, despite his well documented habit of driving recklessly on public roads and boasting about it in the press.
In 2006, in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, Nick was driving a yellow 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT owned by Cecile Barker (chairman of SoBe Entertainment, the record label attached to his sister) when it caught on fire. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Paul Perry said "It was a normal car fire. It happens a bunch of times every day and nobody notices."
Nick Hogan was involved in a serious accident in Clearwater, Florida on the evening of August 26, 2007 at around 7:31pm ET. Nick was driving a yellow Toyota Supra that crashed into the median strip at the center of the road and then spun into a palm tree. The police stated that the impact of the collision "destroyed the entire car." Hogan and his passenger, 22-year-old John Graziano, a US Marine who had been a member of Nick's pit crew, sustained injuries said to be "very, very serious" and were flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The single-vehicle crash happened at Court St. and Missouri Ave., near downtown Clearwater. WTSP reported that there were two occupants in the car at the time and the vehicle was traveling at a "high rate of speed". This may have been Nick's personal Toyota Supra which he has said has 1000 hp. A member of the drifting community who claims to have spoken to Nick since the accident says, "He informed me that he hydroplaned and lost control of the vehicle, he actually attempted to dodge a puddle and there was somebody next to him, too late."
Video of the accident scene shows a concerned Hulk Hogan talking to authorities. Radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge said on August 27 that Nick was released from care and is "ok". Graziano, however, remains in the hospital with massive facial injuries and brain damage. His doctors say that Graziano will likely spend the rest of his life in a nursing home.
Police are stating that neither drugs nor racing were contributing factors in the accident.
Allegations of street racing:
Nick's father, Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea, gave a TV interview in which he said, "from all the eyewitnesses and everyone that was there and saw it... they were not racing." However, several people have made statements to the contrary. Witnesses in the vicinity claim that Nick was racing with a silver Dodge Viper in the minutes prior to the crash. Frances Vitalis was riding a motorcycle in traffic behind the Supra and the Viper, and observed the crash. She has told the media that the two cars were revving their engines and racing between traffic signals prior to the crash. Rabih Cheaib, a former street racer, witnessed the racing prior to the crash and estimated the cars were traveling faster than 60 mph in the 40 mph zone.
The silver Dodge Viper:
The silver Viper that was seen with the Supra prior to the crash resembles one Nick's father owns, but police spokesman Wayne Shelor said, ""Mr. Bollea was not in a car, was not driving the Viper and had no proximity to the wreck." The silver Viper came back to the area after the crash, where the driver was interviewed by the police.Cheaib recognized the driver as Danny Jacobs, an acquaintance from Dunedin who is a member of the pit crew for Nick's NOPI drift car. This has been confirmed by Debbie Graziano, the mother of victim John Graziano (also a crew member of Bollea) and the St. Petersburg Times.
Within the first year of obtaining his license, Nick Bollea was ticketed five times and received eight points, enough to restrict his driving to business purposes - on his record. The custom license tag on Nick's black 1998 Supra is "COEHSP2", a reference to the police acronym for "Capable Of Eluding, High Speed Pursuit" and he boasted to Rides magazine about the speeds at which he has driven on public roads.