As the Poison frontman is wont to sing, every rose has its thorn. Indeed, if the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Bret Michaels sold at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction was that flower, his latest consignments are as painful as pricked fingers.

Michaels will be offering three vehicles at the sale, to be held January 15-22, 2012. The first (and the only marginally interesting one) is a 2004 Bentley Continental GT. The other two are Blue Oval SUVs that might more appropriately be found on a used car lot: A 2004 Lincoln Navigator and a 2011 Ford Explorer.

Clearly, it was nothin' but a good time for Michaels at last year's Barrett-Jackson, where his non-original Camaro fetched a remarkable $200,000. That's about five times what it might have sold for without playing the celebrity card. But hey, at least it was a '69 Camaro and Bret even threw in an autographed guitar.

This year, however, Michaels' consignments look like what the cat dragged in. While Barrett-Jackson is known for its unabashed embrace of celebrity cars of dubious quality and provenance, these offerings just hit a wrong note.
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Rock Star, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Survivor Bret Michaels to Return to the Barrett-Jackson Block

World's Greatest Collector Car Event to Auction
Three Pieces from the Celebrity's Personal Collection


Scottsdale, Ariz. – Dec. 22, 2011 – Rock legend Bret Michaels will return to the Barrett-Jackson auction block to sell three pieces from his prized personal collection at the 41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 15-22, 2012.

"We welcomed Bret to the Barrett-Jackson last year with the sale of his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS," said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "We're honored Bret is returning to the block to sell three more pieces of his personal collection."

But before his cars cross the block, Michaels will perform on the stage at the private Barrett-Jackson Opening Gala. Though the exclusive Gala is limited to invited friends, family and VIPs, a few lucky locals will win tickets through local radio stations, facebook.com/Barrett-Jackson and Barrett-Jackson's Twitter feed @barrett-jackson.

Entrepreneur and rock icon Michaels has consigned his 2004 Bentley Continental GT
(Lot #705.4, VIN SCBCR63W24C021428). The stunning, Moonbeam Silver car features a 6.0 Liter twin turbo W12, GPS navigation and premium package.

Michaels is also selling his 2004 Lincoln Navigator (Lot #705.5, VIN 5LMFU28R24LJ31439), a true Rock Star vehicle as featured on Michaels' hit VH1 show, "Rock of Love." The 5.4 Liter V8 features leather interior and a DVD player.

Finally, Michaels will sell his 2011 Ford Explorer (Lot #705.6, VIN 1FMHK7F80BGA18572) featured on his hit TV show "Life as I Know it." The Explorer features a navigation system, luxury package and V6 engine.

Last year, Michaels' 1969 Camaro sold for $220,000 during primetime auction hours. An avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, Michaels was named 2011 People Magazine's "Survivor of the Year" and Fox411's "Celebrity of the Year." In May 2010, he was hand-picked as Donald Trump's Season 3 winner on Celebrity Apprentice. He has graced the covers of People, US weekly, Billboard, Scottsdale Health, Diabetes Forecast and other magazines.

As front man of legendary rock band Poison, Michaels has sold over 29 million records and scored an amazing 14 Top 40 hits, including the timeless #1 smash single "Every Rose Has its Thorn," his solo country crossover hit "All I Ever Needed," and his rock hit "Go That Far." As an actor, Michaels has made regular appearances on multiple hit television shows and starred in his hit reality show, "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels," which became the highest rated series on Vh1. His most recent show "Bret Michaels: Life As I know It," still remains one of the top ranking shows on the network.

Over the years, fans of Michaels have seen him endure a great deal of personal adversity regarding his health. Since the age of six, Michaels has lived a daily battle with Type-1 diabetes, which he has turned into a lifelong cause that he continues to support as a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. He was awarded the ADA's prestigious Chair's Citation Award in 2010 for excellence in raising awareness and funds for diabetes. In 1994, he survived a car accident along with various traumatic injuries. Just this past year in 2010, he overcame a near-fatal brain hemorrhage and subsequent stroke. It is Michaels's characteristic determination and strong willpower that pulls him through any hardship that might come his way.

"Bret Michaels is known to fans around the world as a rock star and a television celebrity," added Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, "but what we've come to appreciate even more as we get to know Bret, is the personal side of this rock 'n' roll icon. He is a devoted father, active philanthropist and a passionate automotive enthusiast. We are honored to have him with us again."

For more information about bidding on this special car or any other in the auction, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid. To see the latest on Bret Michaels, please visit www.bretmichaels.com.


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      Cody Wright
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have to respect the guy for not ruining his cars with stupid modifications like most celebrities do.
      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 3 Years Ago
      This reminds me of that episode of "Seinfeld" where George Castanza bought that Chrysler Lebaron that once belonged to John Voight.
      Car Guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      To all you Gen Y'ers out there, put down your iPad for a moment and learn something. He is from a rock bank. A rock band is where men (or women) can actually sing and play a musical instrument at the same time. There is actually a base level of musical ability. Unlike what passes for your music today -- a heavily synthesized voice, computer generated music made by others, and no real musical ability other than stringing together a couple of sentences that sort of rhyme.
        Thomas Everett
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        To you car guy- this guy is a piece of trash, no matter if you like his music or not. He wears make up to boot, making him worse than rich white trash
        Al Terego
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        The guy was a 80's glam-rock band(a bunch of supposed heterosexuals all dressed up like women who happened to play 'music' when they weren't busy sodomizing each other). Glam-rock was/is viewed in the same fluffy manner you use to describe the music of today. That crap is no better than anything out now. Don't overstate it.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
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          Al Terego
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          Google 'Poison rock band' to see the gayness for yourselves...if you dare.
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        Wow you haven't listened to music in a while have you. Nothing I listen to sounds like that, most of my library is made up of songs less than 10 years old, even 5, and it's around 7000 songs. And all of it sounds good. And I've barely scratched the surface.
        tgsid
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        Oh, for god sake. I'm sick of pop music. And I'm sick of people who lump all people in generation y together and say that they all like pop music.
      Tweaker
      • 3 Years Ago
      Brett who?
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Take the stupid bandana off already.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        He can't, it's attached to his wig.
      XJ Yamaha
      • 3 Years Ago
      This guy is a massive douche.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @XJ Yamaha
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      gary
      • 3 Years Ago
      The title of this article led me to believe Bret Michaels owned and was selling THE family truckster....you know, the one from "Family Vacation." I clicked the link expecting to read an interesting story of when, how, and why he bought it and why he was now getting rid of it. Instead I was bored nearly to death. Thanks, AB, for another non-story.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gary
        I thought the same thing when I clicked on here. I thought I would be reading about one hideous pea-green station wagon, not two mediocre family haulers and a Bentley. As a viewer, I think the only thing that would get my attention about these vehicles, is how uninteresting they are compared to all of the classic 60s classics being paraded across the stage. I mean, a Navigator and an Explorer? Seriously? I don't care who they belonged to. They're still boring.
      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      Check out his makeup. He never appears in public without makeup. Is he a cross dresser?
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      he should be giving the explorer to some single mother out there somewhere - the kind that works 3 jobs to raise a family and still can make it - the country is full of them.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Brett Michaels and Dee Snider, a couple of guys you will find doing charity work as often as they are rocking. Pretty cool.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
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        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
        Yeah, just came back and saw that as well. The new America; where people diss others to make themselves feel better because they themselves have accomplished nothing. I hope this tone does not continue on Autoblog.
      Edward
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just what I want, a ride the cops' drug sniffing dog goes berserk in. Don't call for bail.
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        @Edward
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      grammar police
      • 3 Years Ago
      "as the poison front man is wont to sing" The last thing I will ever read on this consistently typo'd site.
        Al Terego
        • 3 Years Ago
        @grammar police
        You're more like a grammar security guard.
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        @grammar police
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @grammar police
        Oh how dare they screw something up on a site you are a member on FOR FREE. You morons are like the idiots who complain about the feed quality of a UFC PPV on a free live feed website lol.
        ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @grammar police
        I see a future troll here, with a name like Grammer Police.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ryan
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