Sunday, January 21, 2007

Iraq War Hummer to be Auctioned for Charity

A refurbished Hummer used by CNN journalists in the Iraq War will be auctioned off on Saturday for charity. The Hummer was overhauled on the Learning Channel show "Overhaulin'"
As a part of the TLC show "Overhaulin'," crews transformed the Hummer, nicknamed "Warrior One," in one week. They replaced the engine, raised the body of the vehicle and air brushed images of correspondents and troops onto the Hummer's champagne-colored sides. They also added a DVD player, four televisions and a state-of-the-art sound system. TLC unveiled the revamped Hummer in front of a swarm of fans, media and CNN employees.
Proceeds of the sale of Warrior One will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that temporarily houses families of patients receiving major medical care in military hospitals and Veterans Administration centers.

Asked how much he thought the vehicle would sell for, Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson Co., the auction house selling the vehicle, said he was "optimistically thinking multiples of six figures." The auction is a "no-reserve," meaning no beginning bid is set.

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Posted for your interest and pleasure. theteach :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Come over and discuss the Hummer episode at Overhaulin' Forums.

Thanks for the post 'Teach'.

- Chris