Among those signing the Gallardo are Keifer Sutherland, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jon Voight, Ben Affleck, Dakota Fanning, Paula Abdul, Samuel L. Jackson, James Caan, Hugh Hefner, Deborah Messing, Will Ferrell, Randy Travis, Regis Philbin and others.AUBURN, Ind., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A one-of-a-kind "Celebrity Lamborghini Gallardo" was sold today at the Kruse International auction to John O'Quinn for a record breaking price of $500,000, making the Celebrity Gallardo the most money ever paid for any new Lamborghini.
Best Actor Keifer Sutherland is one of 33 major stars to sign the hood of this Lamborghini to help raise funds for the Child Safety Network (CSN) (PRNewsFoto/Child Safety Network)
The vehicle was signed by 33 top stars, many of whom have won Academy, Golden Globe or Emmy Awards; including this year's Emmy Award winner for Best Actor, Keifer Sutherland. Also signing the Gallardo are Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jon Voight, Ben Affleck, Dakota Fanning, Paula Abdul, Samuel L. Jackson, James Caan, Hugh Hefner, Deborah Messing, Will Ferrell, Randy Travis, Regis Philbin and others.
A video of celebrities signing the Gallardo and a complete list of all signatures can be viewed at www.kruse.com .
"Although only a handful of people could afford to bid on this fabulous dream car," said Ward Leber, CEO of CSN, "the media exposure will bring attention to our website, www.csn.org where every parent can receive free vital information and resources on over 30 child safety topics. The funds will help us continue our 17-year mission to make America a safer place for children to live.
John O'Quinn, the highest bidder said, "I was happy to help CSN protect children and the Lamborghini will make a wonderful addition to the O'Quinn collection."
Pietro Frigerio of Lamborghini said, "Too many children in this country are being abused, abducted, injured or exploited. While Lamborghini is an Italian car maker that focuses on a very unique population of car owners, we care about the safety of all families and children. We are very happy to lend a hand to CSN for this important cause."
About Child Safety Network (CSN):
Since 1989, CSN has been making America a safer place for children to live by implementing safety education programs on a national basis which helps to reduce the likelihood of children becoming victims of abuse, abduction, exploitation, and injury.
Over 300 U.S. Representatives, the Office of the President, and numerous civic organizations have endorsed the work of CSN over the years.
Parents are invited to visit www.csn.org where they can join CSN for free and receive downloadable fingerprint cards, photo I.D. cards, DNA kits, and free access to our national database of registered sex offenders.
Source: Child Safety Network