Bret Michaels will auction a Bentley Continental GT in support of his Life Rocks Foundation
Bret Michaels, best known as the lead singer of rock band Poison, is also a philanthropist who started the non-profit Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation.
Michaels will put his silver 2007 Bentley Continental GT Moonbeam up for auction at a Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on Jan. 28 in Scottsdale, Arizona. and donate a portion of the proceeds to Life Rocks. The car has been featured in many reality shows, music videos and magazines.
“Bret first sold a car to Barrett-Jackson at our 40th anniversary in Scottsdale, creating a level of energy in the arena that only a legend like Bret could, then came back to our 45th anniversary with an incredible concert and again with vehicles that included a charitable element,” Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson said in a press release.
“As we look forward to celebrating our 50th birthday in January, we are honored that he has chosen to be a part of it by selling his 2007 Bentley GT, a vehicle we both share a love for.”
“This Bentley has been one of my favorite vehicles and I can’t wait to see it come up for auction for a great cause,” Michaels said in the statement. “As Craig says, it’s like driving your most comfortable chair surrounded by 552 horsepower; and as I have always said, good conduct is good for the soul.
Michaels has always been a car and motorcycle enthusiast. He raced go-karts and motocross bikes and worked in the pit with his Poison NASCAR team.
The winning bidder for the Bentley will also receive a unique Michaels “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” signature guitar.
The Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation is a donor-driven fund that benefits a variety of charitable causes, including childhood cancer, diabetes, veterans organizations, pet charities and others.
Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation have sent many children with diabetes to camps to help them learn how to manage their diabetes and to show them that there are other kids like them in recent years. Michaels is a lifelong diabetic who has served as a role model and inspiration to fans of his music, acting and television appearances who also have diabetes.
Michaels comes from a military family and has supported causes such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Homefront, and United Service Organizations for events as part of how he has honored service members and their families over the years.
Childhood cancer touched Michaels through the stories of children he met on his travels, and he donated time and money to help them and their families, and to educate all patients. cancer patients and their loved ones.
Michaels is also an animal lover who has raised awareness and support for rescues, pet adoptions, and other animal-related charities.