• Nov 16th 2006 at 8:12AM
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CNN's Baghdad battlecruiser, the Warrior One, will be going up for bid at January's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale to raise money for the Fisher House Foundation. The well-known Hummer H1 was purchased at a Kuwaiti dealership and used during 2003 by CNN while they were embedded with the First Battalion, 7th Marines during the war. The crew came under heavy fire near Baghdad in April of that year while driving the vehicle.

After its tour of duty was over, the vehicle was turned over to TLC's Overhaulin' crew in the summer of 2006. Doing what they do best, the team overhauled the engine and body, and also added a network-worthy entertainment system. Airbrush artists were set loose on the exterior as well, adding images of photojournalists and military men and women to honor "those who have served during the war and those who have covered it."

All of the proceeds from the upcoming auction will go to aid the Fisher House Foundation, which supports the families of America's military members in their time of need. Fisher House provides "comfort homes" to family members of military personnel who require medical attention at major military and VA medical centers. These homes allow family members to be close to their loved ones during the hospital stays. The Fisher House Foundation serves more than 8,500 families every year.

The vehicle was on display near the media center at SEMA and every time we passed it we noticed another detail. Take a close look and you'll see that the "louvered" hood is actually punctuated with dozens of "CNN" logos. The beltline border depicts other military vehicles. The murals are phenomenal, especially with the sand-colored background adding a military feel. The stereo system is probably sufficient to act as a mobile broadcast vehicle. The roof even shows a CNN satellite floating high above the U.S. of A. The "Overhaulin'" transformation of this Hummer will air on November 21.

[Source: CNN]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      the First feeling I have: "If there is a traffic jam, then I will drive this "WarriorONE", I am sure there is pathway for you (not in USA, but somewhere in China)!!! No one dare to stop this baby!!!

      Anyway, I am going to bring 8 billionaries to attend this bid, hopefully we can get it. we start to recruit those big guys
      • 8 Years Ago
      dont ever get caught colliding with this machine..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh.....this is realy man cars,i like it,its inspire me to fight,i feel like a man
      • 8 Years Ago
      Clarification--The episode is scheduled to air AGAIN on November 21 and December 21 on TLC at 8 p.m. ET.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Please GM - keep selling the H1 - its your halo car for the entire brand name!- The H2 wont cut it!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      wrong information - the 'Overhaulin' episode already aired earlier this week.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i thought the communist news network would have used a russian GAZ truck instead of a hummer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I watched that segment of Overhaulin the other day. The crew put a big block Chevy in to replace the diesel. The workmanship was very impressive. I'm not sure who will buy the vehicle, especialy now that it is rigged for the news media and with CNN's logo.

      A lot of effort has been made to accomodate the "Fisher House Foundation". It's a shame these solders have to get help from donations and not the government.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And CNN wonders why no one outside the US takes the network seriously anymore for international news...

      What ever happened to objective reporting?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Clean and beautiful!