Bret Michaels to sell 3 cars from his personal collection at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 3, 2012

The 41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction scheduled on January 15-22, 2012 will include three cars from the personal collection of rock legend Bret Michaels. Craig Jackson, chairman and chief executive of Barrett-Jackson, remarked that in 2011, the auction saw Michaels selling off his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS. He added that Barrett-Jackson is honored to stage the auction to sell three more pieces of Michael’s personal collection.

Prior to the actual auction, Michaels will have a stage performance at the private Barrett-Jackson Opening Gala, which is exclusive to invited friends, family and VIPs. However, some locals could win tickets to the gala through local radio stations, facebook.com/Barrett-Jackson and Barrett-Jackson's Twitter feed @barrett-jackson. In 2011, Michaels' 1969 Camaro fetched $220,000 during primetime auction hours.

For this year, Michaels is consigning his 2004 Bentley Continental GT, 2004 Lincoln Navigator and 2011 Ford Explorer. His 2004 Bentley Continental GT (Lot #705.4, VIN SCBCR63W24C021428) is wrapped in Moonbeam Silver and powered by a 6.0 Liter twin turbo W12 engine. It features GPS navigation and premium package. Michaels’ 2004 Lincoln Navigator (Lot #705.5, VIN 5LMFU28R24LJ31439), meanwhile, has been featured on his hit "Rock of Love" VH1 show and is powered by a 5.4 liter V8 engine. It features leather interior and a DVD player.

Lastly, Michaels is putting into auction his 2011 Ford Explorer (Lot #705.6, VIN 1FMHK7F80BGA18572) that was featured on his "Life as I Know it" hit TV show. Powered by a V6 engine, Michaels’ Explorer features a navigation system and a luxury package. Michaels has been known to be an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast. He was named as Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice Season 3 winner in May 2010.

Michaels was also named as 2011 People Magazine's "Survivor of the Year" and Fox411's "Celebrity of the Year." He was also featured on the covers of several magazines like the Billboard, Diabetes Forecast, People, Scottsdale Health, US weekly and others. Michaels is the front man of iconic rock band Poison and has sold over 29 million records. He boasts of having 14 Top 40 hits, including "Every Rose Has its Thorn," "All I Ever Needed," and "Go That Far."

Aside from being a rock star, Michaels is also an actor, with regular appearances on several hit TV shows. He even has his own reality show, "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels," considered as the highest rated series on VH1. In fact, his most recent show -- "Bret Michaels: Life As I know It" – is one of the top ranking shows on VH1. Since age six, Michaels has been dealing with Type-1 diabetes, which has prompted him to raise awareness as well as funds for this disease.

He is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association and received the organization’s prestigious Chair's Citation Award in 2010 for his work in raising awareness and funds for diabetes. In 1994, Michaels was involved in a car accident that left him with several traumatic injuries. In 2010, Michaels survived a brain hemorrhage and subsequent stroke.

Press Release

Rock Star, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Survivor Bret Michaels to Return to the Barrett-Jackson Block

Rock legend Bret Michaels will return to the Barrett-Jackson auction block to sell three pieces from his prized personal collection at the 41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 15-22, 2012.

"We welcomed Bret to the Barrett-Jackson last year with the sale of his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS," said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "We're honored Bret is returning to the block to sell three more pieces of his personal collection."

But before his cars cross the block, Michaels will perform on the stage at the private Barrett-Jackson Opening Gala. Though the exclusive Gala is limited to invited friends, family and VIPs, a few lucky locals will win tickets through local radio stations, facebook.com/Barrett-Jackson and Barrett-Jackson's Twitter feed @barrett-jackson.

Entrepreneur and rock icon Michaels has consigned his 2004 Bentley Continental GT
(Lot #705.4, VIN SCBCR63W24C021428). The stunning, Moonbeam Silver car features a 6.0 Liter twin turbo W12, GPS navigation and premium package.

Michaels is also selling his 2004 Lincoln Navigator (Lot #705.5, VIN 5LMFU28R24LJ31439), a true Rock Star vehicle as featured on Michaels' hit VH1 show, "Rock of Love." The 5.4 Liter V8 features leather interior and a DVD player.

Finally, Michaels will sell his 2011 Ford Explorer (Lot #705.6, VIN 1FMHK7F80BGA18572) featured on his hit TV show "Life as I Know it." The Explorer features a navigation system, luxury package and V6 engine.

Last year, Michaels' 1969 Camaro sold for $220,000 during primetime auction hours. An avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, Michaels was named 2011 People Magazine's "Survivor of the Year" and Fox411's "Celebrity of the Year." In May 2010, he was hand-picked as Donald Trump's Season 3 winner on Celebrity Apprentice. He has graced the covers of People, US weekly, Billboard, Scottsdale Health, Diabetes Forecast and other magazines.

As front man of legendary rock band Poison, Michaels has sold over 29 million records and scored an amazing 14 Top 40 hits, including the timeless #1 smash single "Every Rose Has its Thorn," his solo country crossover hit "All I Ever Needed," and his rock hit "Go That Far." As an actor, Michaels has made regular appearances on multiple hit television shows and starred in his hit reality show, "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels," which became the highest rated series on Vh1. His most recent show "Bret Michaels: Life As I know It," still remains one of the top ranking shows on the network.

Over the years, fans of Michaels have seen him endure a great deal of personal adversity regarding his health. Since the age of six, Michaels has lived a daily battle with Type-1 diabetes, which he has turned into a lifelong cause that he continues to support as a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. He was awarded the ADA's prestigious Chair's Citation Award in 2010 for excellence in raising awareness and funds for diabetes. In 1994, he survived a car accident along with various traumatic injuries. Just this past year in 2010, he overcame a near-fatal brain hemorrhage and subsequent stroke. It is Michaels's characteristic determination and strong willpower that pulls him through any hardship that might come his way.

"Bret Michaels is known to fans around the world as a rock star and a television celebrity," added Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, "but what we've come to appreciate even more as we get to know Bret, is the personal side of this rock 'n' roll icon. He is a devoted father, active philanthropist and a passionate automotive enthusiast. We are honored to have him with us again."

For more information about bidding on this special car or any other in the auction, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid. To see the latest on Bret Michaels, please visit www.bretmichaels.com.

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