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.