Barrett-Jackson calls Bret Michaels a “rock star, entrepreneur, philanthropist & survivor,” but he’s also a bona fide car guy.
Last year, Michaels’ 1969 Chevy Camaro SS sold for a respectable $220,000 at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction, so Michaels is bringing three vehicles from his collection to this year’s event.
Up for grabs will be Michaels’ 2011 Ford Explorer
, as seen on the reality TV show Life As I Know It
; his 2004 Lincoln Navigator
family hauler, featured on Rock of Love
and his 2004 Bentley Continental GT
as seen on both previously mentioned shows.
While the Bentley is a fitting choice for a rock-star ride, the Explorer and the Navigator seem a bit ordinary for the frontman of a rock & roll band (Poison and the Bret Michaels Band) and reality TV star. As Steve Davis of Barrett-Jackson explains
, these rides show another side of Michaels: devoted father and active philanthropist.
Michaels has been living with Type 1 diabetes since the age of six, and he’s been a long term spokesman for the American Diabetes Association. In 2010, Michaels survived both a brain hemorrhage and subsequent stroke, and has since made a full recovery.
Michaels will perform at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
opening gala, which is by invitation only. If you live in the Scottsdale area and want a chance to win tickets, check out Barrett-Jackson’s Facebook