Michaels owns this tight, fast and fun 1969 Camaro that has been featured on MTV Cribs, Vh1’s Rock of Love, Vh1’s “Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It”, and in his latest video “Driven”. This Custom Dream Machine sports a custom Moonbeam silver paint job with black racing stripes and black leather interior. He sold this car for Charity at Barrett Jackson on Jan 22, 2011.
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. He spent some time here in Phoenix at Barrow Neurological Institue.
It is Michaels’s characteristic determination and strong willpower that pulls him through any hardship that might come his way. Continuing to fight for his health, he is scheduled for surgery to repair a hole in his heart just two days after his appearance at the Barrett-Jackson auction.
“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 and to wish him well on the eve of his heart surgery on January 24th.”
As an added bonus, Michaels will include his “Bret Michaels Signature Dean Custom Guitar”, which will be personalized to the winning bidder. Michaels is also offering the buyer two tickets and backstage VIP Passes to any Bret Michaels or Poison show. He made this a lifetime pass and on-stage not backstage. He also had his daughter with him.