We wonder if Demi ever rode on the p-pad with Bruce on this bike?
His face is instantly recognizable and his support of veteran causes is well known. Now the last action hero, Bruce Willis is donating five of his motorcycles that will be auctioned online to benefit Boot Campaign.
The auction started two months ago with a 2005 Ducati 1000DS which sold for $6,250.
On the block this month is a 1988 Yamaha TW, valued at $1,400. As of Feb 8th, the bidding had reached $1,450 with only 3 bidders competing for the bike.
Willis, who was born on a military base in Germany has long been a supporter of veterans and their charities.
Boot Campaign released a statement from the actor who said, “I wanted to use my bikes in a way that would benefit our military service members, and I am thankful to have found the Boot Campaign as the catalyst for using my bikes in a way that will give back to our country’s true heroes,” “These bikes have been a lot of fun to ride, and my hope is they can do a lot of good for our veterans.”
The charity will auction the bikes in two month intervals. In April, the actor’s 1962 Cushman Eagle will be up and in June a 1991 Yamaha XT. The final auction will be in August and will be a 1972 H-D Ironhead Sportster XLH.
Click here to go to the Boot Campaign website for more information.
Jesse James and Kat Von D plan to wed sometime in 2011, or later
Calling 2010 “The best year of my life” motorcycle celebrity builder Jesse James told People magazine that he and Kat Von D are engaged to be married. “You know sometimes the public and press gets it wrong. This is one of those times. 2010 was actually the best year of my life because I fell in love with my best friend. An amazing woman who stood behind me when the world turned their backs,” Jesse was quoted in the article.
Von D told People, “There is no one else for me. He’s the one.”
The couple have not set a date and Von D told People magazine she doesn’t plan on moving to Austin Texas (where Jesse currently lives) anytime soon. “If only it were that easy. Having two places we call home will be good for now. In the end, home is where the heart is, and my heart’s with him,”
It was intended to be used to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation but thieves made off with the pink Harley-Davidson Sportster this past August. (link to that story here)
The bike, signed by notable country stars such as Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, and Taylor Swift has been recovered by police in a raid on a suspected meth lab in Kentucky. Police say the bike had been partially stripped, as was one other motorcycle, also recovered.
“You hate to see the condition it’s in now. Hopefully we can revive it and help raise some more money. Maybe this will help get the word out even better so this can be a better situation for everybody,” said Shane Richmond, at Wildcat Harley-Davidson in London, KY. Wildcat H-D donated the bike to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Lexington, KY, affiliate for fundraising purposes.
Before the bike was stolen