Jay Leno To Auction OneOfAKind HarleyDavidson Ford F150 For Charity

first_imgFord Motor Company and Jay Leno, renowned auto enthusiast and star of Jay Leno’s Garage, are teaming up to auction the TV legend’s personal one-of-one 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150 at the 45th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale.Ford and Jay Leno are teaming up to auction the TV legend’s personal one-of-one 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150All proceeds will benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the country’s leading organization helping people affected by multiple sclerosis through cutting-edge research, advocacy and education. Live TV coverage of the auction of this custom F-150 will air on Velocity on Jan. 29.“Jay Leno and Ford Motor Company share a passion for special vehicles and charity,” said Jim Owens, Ford Performance marketing manager. “We enjoy working with celebrities like Jay Leno who support a worthwhile cause that makes a positive difference in people’s lives. It’s a great story, because organizations can receive the help they need, while automotive enthusiasts get a chance to own a one-of-a-kind vehicle.”Leno will be on the block to help auction his Harley-Davidson F-150, (Lot #3006). Representing the first collaborative effort between Ford and Harley-Davidson, this distinctive pickup captured the imagination of auto enthusiasts across North America when it was introduced in May 2000.The truck is the only one in existence that features the SVT Lightning powertrain. Equipped with a supercharged 5.4-liter Triton V8, this custom monochrome black F-150 features distinctive Harley-Davidson orange pin-striping and badging and 20-inch styled chrome wheels. It cranks out approximately 360 horsepower that exits through a specially tuned single-inlet dual-outlet exhaust for a more robust sound.“This is an opportunity to own a truly unique vehicle from my personal collection,” said Leno. “Not only is this Harley-Davidson F-150 the only one of its kind, it’s providing much needed resources to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The next owner can feel good knowing that they’re getting an outstanding truck and supporting a great cause at the same time.”This custom Harley-Davidson F-150 has been titled to Leno since it was first presented to him by Ford Division President Jim O’Connor at Ford World Headquarters in May 2000.In addition to the latest Ford Performance models, Ford will have its full 2016 vehicle lineup on display at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, including the new Explorer and F-150, as well as all-new Lincoln sedans and SUVs. Auction-goers will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of their favorite Ford Motor Company models for on-site ride-and-drives.Visit the Jay Leno’s Garage website on Jan. 18, for more information about the Harley-Davidson F-150 and an exclusive video featuring Leno and the truck.For auction information, visit the Barrett-Jackson website or Facebook.last_img read more

Tributes pour in for Canadian standup comedy legend and icon Mike MacDonald

first_imgAdvertisement It’s a sad day in the comedy world.. The legendary Mike MacDonald passed away. I am very thankful to have performed with him, and to have personally know him. #MikeMacDonald #CanadianComedian #RIP #RIPMike pic.twitter.com/OvoaELhG65— Shawn Lawrence (@_ShawnLawrence_) March 18, 2018 R.I.P. #MikeMacDonald Canadian Stand-Up Comedian.Thanks for all the laughs… pic.twitter.com/5XkI6HeXvz— TK-16942 (@xXxtraevil) March 18, 2018 We are so saddened to hear of the passing of comedy legend Mike MacDonald. He was a dear friend and influence on comics new and old will not be forgotten. Much love to his family and friends. Thanks for the laughs Mike, you will be missed greatly. pic.twitter.com/9uT8iqXsE3— Yuk Yuk’s (@yukyuks) March 18, 2018 Saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend and Canadian comedy legend Mike MacDonald. Over the years he has graced our stages more than any other comic and will be greatly missed. #RIPMike pic.twitter.com/YES7PayNSp— Just For Laughs (@justforlaughs) March 18, 2018 If there was a Mount Rushmore for Canadian comics he’d be on it. RIP Mike MacDonald. pic.twitter.com/VLbnBNWQIl— kevin BANNER (@BannerComedy) March 17, 2018 RIP Mike MacDonald – Canada’s first domestic stand-up star. The first comedian to do a stand-up special on Canadian television. A giant of North American clubs during the Comedy Boom. An icon of Just For Laughs. A big influence on most Canadian comedians. pic.twitter.com/LwbElIoOyw— Kliph Nesteroff (@ClassicShowbiz) March 18, 2018 Man, sad news. I literally had 4 channels from 1977-2000. Guys like Tom Green and Mike MacDonald helped me develop an intensely warped sense of humour, albeit thanks to VHS recordings courtesy of @newty99. https://t.co/gZwK69wxM8— Chris (@atackc) March 18, 2018 Just last month, @NTWLukeEdwards interviewed Mike Macdonald, who spoke of staring down death and his hope to keep telling jokes until the end. RIP. https://t.co/FgRBV9PgPE— Niagara this Week (@NiagarathisWeek) March 18, 2018 It is with great sadness we share the news that legendary Canadian comedian Mike MacDonald has passed away.We loved having Mike on our stage and as part of our #HFXComedyFest family for so many years. pic.twitter.com/ouFljd9My0— Halifax ComedyFest (@HfxComedyFest) March 17, 2018 Advertisement Mike MacDonald (June 21, 1954 – March 17, 2018) was a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He wrote and starred in many movies, including Mr. Nice Guy. In addition to his successful and well received live performances all over North America, MacDonald appeared in such TV shows as the Late Show with David Letterman and The Arsenio Hall Show.Mike MacDonald has passed away. I can’t wrap my head around it. Part of me wants to yell IT’S NOT TRUE!!! The rest of me is numb. Spent so many nights (late80s/early90s) into the morning, playing cards & laughing ourselves sick. And fighting. Then laughing more.Goddammit.— Brent Butt (@BrentButt) March 17, 2018center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend and Canadian comedy legend Mike MacDonald. Over the years he has graced our stages more than any other comic and will be greatly missed. #RIPMike pic.twitter.com/YES7PayNSp— Just For Laughs (@justforlaughs) March 18, 2018 Twitter Sad to hear of the passing of Mike Macdonald. One of the greats of stand up comedy, a Canadian from my hometown of Ottawa, and a friend. Rest in Peace Mike. Say hello to Carlin and Pryor for us. I’m sure you are already making them laugh up there. https://t.co/cF21y1YAoo— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) March 18, 2018 Sad to hear Mike MacDonald passed away today, a true Canadian comic legend. I got to chat with Mike a few times while he was in #Kamloops for a few days @KamloopsKomedy in 2016. He was quiet in the Green Room but would come to life on stage. He’ll be missed. pic.twitter.com/MHuJ5PNT9r— Allen Douglas (@ADouglasPhotos) March 18, 2018 Advertisement Login/Register With: Mike MacDonald – Award-Winning Comedian https://t.co/LReF1MJlGF via @YouTube— Helen Ann Cornett (@MccanirishHelen) March 18, 2018 Mike MacDonald probably did more to popularize stand-up in Canada than anyone else of his generation. He inspired many comics in the 1980s & 90s to enter comedy. For most of us, sharing the stage with him for the first time was a really big deal. pic.twitter.com/b4J4plyPT5— Kliph Nesteroff (@ClassicShowbiz) March 18, 2018 Facebooklast_img read more