SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ December 1, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, today announced that legendary music icon, entrepreneur and renowned philanthropist Bret Michaels will be a part of the company’s 50th Anniversary celebration during the 2022 Scottsdale Auction with the sale of his personal 2007 Bentley Continental GT. Michaels’ Bentley will cross the world-famous auction block on Friday, January 28, as Michaels will donate a portion of its proceeds to his Life Rocks Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3).
“Bret has long been a part of the Barrett-Jackson family,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Bret first sold a car at Barrett-Jackson during our 40th anniversary in Scottsdale, creating a level of energy in the arena that only a legend like Bret could and then returned to our 45th anniversary with an incredible concert and once again with vehicles that included a charitable element. As we look forward to celebrating 50 years this January, we’re honored that he has chosen to be a part of it through selling his 2007 Bentley GT, a vehicle in which we both share a love for.”
Finished in Moonbeam Silver, this 2007 Continental GT has a true rockstar history, having been featured in numerous hit reality shows, music videos and magazines. Well-known as a car and motorcycle enthusiast, Michaels has driven this vehicle throughout Scottsdale, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, as well as on many road trips. Always well-maintained and truly loved by Michaels, this Bentley is powered by a twin turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine producing 552hp and rides on custom 19-inch aluminum wheels.
“I can’t wait to bring this car to Barrett-Jackson in January,” said Michaels. “I’ve had the pleasure of partaking in a handful of Barrett-Jackson events over the last decade since I sold my 1969 Camaro over 10 years ago and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to also be a part of their 50th anniversary celebration. This Bentley has been one of my favorite vehicles and I look forward to seeing it cross the auction block for a great cause. Like Craig says, it is like driving your most comfortable chair surrounded by 552 horsepower; and as I have always said, a good drive is great for the soul.”
From raising awareness for Type 1 Diabetes, which he has lived with his entire life, to supporting military families as the son of a veteran, Michaels puts as much passion in his charitable outreach as he does his music, garnering him the title of “Humanitarian of the Year” two years in a row. In line with his charitable endeavors, a portion of the proceeds for this vehicle will go to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation. This foundation is a donor-advised fund that benefits a myriad of charitable causes from childhood cancer, diabetes, veterans’ organizations and many more.
In addition to this rockstar vehicle, the winning bidder will also receive a one-of-a-kind, personally signed “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” guitar.
Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration may consign their collector vehicle here. Those interested in registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction may do so here.
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From racing go-karts to motocross to working in the pit with his Poison NASCAR team, Bret has always been a car and motorcycle enthusiast. To learn more and to follow his journey click here. You may also follow Bret on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. Welcoming over 500,000 attendees per year, Barrett-Jackson produces live collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada and Houston, Texas where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. With broadcast partner A+E Networks, Barrett-Jackson features live television coverage of their events on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, as well as all the cars, all the time via their produced livestream on Barrett-Jackson.com. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.