A Hummer used by CNN to cover the Iraq War will be auctioned off later this month at the famed Barrett-Jackson auction in
All of the sale price will go to the Fischer House Foundation, a group that provides lodging for injured military personnel and their families. There are currently 35 Fischer Houses in 16 states, and two in
The Hummer, named Warrior One, was first purchased by CNN in 1993 in
More recently, it’s been featured on the TLC show Overhaulin’. The show’s crew turned the war-coverage Hummer into an airbrushed tribute to the troops, with images of journalists and military men and women. The show also gave the vehicle several upgrades, including a six-inch suspension lift, 37-inch BFGoodrich tires, and one-off Foose wheels. Inside, there’s a 7500-watt audio system, plus a DVD system with six LCD monitors. A 454-cubic inch V-8 crate engine, converted from diesel to gasoline, provides the power.
“The crew from Overhaulin’ created a memorable tribute to military personnel who serve during times of war and the journalists who cover them,” said Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide.
But some who follow the media’s coverage of
The Warrior One will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson on January 20, as lot number 1281. For more information, see www.barrett-jackson.com.
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2004 Barrett-Jackson Auction by TCC Team (2/2/2004)
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