Though the holiday season for giving extravagant gifts will have come and gone by the end of January, Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will sell two ultimate toys at its Scottsdale auction. This duo of the most famous vehicles in the world from the Hollywood big screen will cross the block at WestWorld … and they can be yours.
Optimus Prime®, the iconic truck from the “Transformers™” movie franchise will sell to the highest bidder in front of a capacity crowd that includes more than 300,000 event participants and 5.5 million television viewers worldwide. Fear not, Optimus will not be alone. It will be accompanied by its brother-in-arms, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro used in “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction,” known as Bumblebee™.
Lot #1325.1 - When it came to creating the first live-action "Transformers" movie, the most important characterization was certainly that of "Optimus Prime." An entire team of artists and illustrators worked tirelessly, drawing potential trucks and cars, trying to zero in on just the right look for each robot/vehicle. When the film's production designer showed Michael Bay a photo of the enormous Peterbilt tractor, the director was immediately taken by the lines and size of the truck, even through he know he would face intense criticism for his choice - in the same way he did for selecting a GM Camaro in place of the original VW Beetle known as the beloved robot Bumblebee. Both of Bay's picks ended up enthralling new audiences as well as diehard fans of the sci-fi series. The Peterbilt, a more aggressive truck, was also used as Bay's tip-of-the-hat to Steven Spielberg's 1971 film, "Duel." This vehicle is one of the tractors used. It was a picture and stunt vehicle and is being sold "AS-IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" and is subject to execution of a Paramount Waiver. **SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY. NOT CURRENTLY STREET LEGAL, FOR DISPLAY ONLY, MAY NOT BE EMISSIONS COMPLIANT IN ALL 50 STATES.**
Lot #1325.2 - "Bumblebee," Resto-Mod built to use in the fourth installment of the "Transformers" film franchise, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Michael Bay, the current owner of the vehicle. LS2 fuel-injected Corvette engine, 6-speed overdrive transmission, custom suspension, mini tubs, Wilwood brakes plus added stunt extra caliper, 9" Ford rear end, touchscreen navigation stereo system, custom three-piece racing wheels, Nitto low-profile tires, hideaway headlights, custom Halo LED yellow headlights, yellow Ridetech "TigerCage" rollcage, custom-made carbon-fiber fender flares and front splitter, power hood latch, satin black paint with high-gloss yellow accents, carbon-fiber engine covers, Auto Meter Cobalt gauges, system kill within glovebox, Eddie Motorsport hood hinges, custom billet core support bars with yellow accents, smoothed firewall, hydraulic braking assist. Audi flush-mount door handles. Late-model Camaro seats. Autographed by its current owner, Michael Bay.
HEADS UP: The link to the two auctions for the signed prints are here;
For Print 0/200 go to https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2F171907839687%3Fpub%3D5574891718
For Print 1/200 go to https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2F171907840828%3Fpub%3D5574891718
Those links are for the UK eBay site. If you want to find them on the US eBay site or any others do a search for 'Signed Limited Edition Transformers lithographic print' it will list them both.
Both of the prints in the auction are signed by all the attending guests at this years AutoAssembly.
Thanks to one and all.
ALL proceeds to Make-A-Wish UK
I wanted to share details of our eBay charity auction with you. If you’re able to spread the word with your friends, readers and/or social media followers, we will be eternally grateful. Of course, if you want to bid on items yourself, have at it!
What it’s all about…
Since 2010, I’ve supported Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation, an incredible organization devoted to providing hospitals, doctors and scholars across the nation the resources necessary to treat and enrich the lives of those affected by various forms of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
This year, we’re introducing an auction into the fundraising mix to try and raise even more money for this wonderful organization and build on the nearly $59,000 we’ve raised since 2010. I think we can do it with your help!
Through mid-June, we’re auctioning a variety of toys and collectibles from my personal stash. I gathered all these items during my many years working with Hasbro’s Entertainment Brands. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each and every item in this auction will go to Receptions For Research. Our plan is to post several auctions through mid-June, each with a new selection of approximately 15-20 items.
NOTE: The eBay page hosting the auction is my girlfriend’s, Caitlin Elgin, who is also part of my fundraising team—the New Jersey Grabowskis. Here’s a link to our eBay auction: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fcelgin013%2Fm.html%3Fpub%3D5574891718
Attached is a list of most of the items to be auctioned between now and mid-June (end date TBD). I’ve also attached a couple of photos that I previously shared on Twitter that show the massive amount of stuff we’ll be auctioning. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Again, thank you for your time and please let me know if you’re able to help us spread the word for this great cause!
All our best,
Joe & Cait
Personal Donation Page: http://bit.ly/1KabqX9
Personal Donation Page: http://bit.ly/1EeAojB
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This Sketch is to raise money for Cancer Research, Together with the other Lenten Experiment Pieces I hope to raise a substantial amount of money for the charity.
Bare in mind some of the Lenten Experiment Pieces have been done by Professional Artists who are busy people, so it may take slightly longer for them to post your picture out to you. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
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