CUPERTINO, CA – Ducati North America will auction a Hypermotard used in the Warner Bros. feature film “CHiPS” to benefit a charity to end homelessness.
The eBay for Charity auction runs through noon (PDT) March 26. Starting bids begin at $5,000. All proceeds from the auction will go to PATH to support its mission to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities, Ducati said.
The Hypermotard was ridden by actor and rider Dax Shepard, who also wrote and directed the action comedy that opens March 24 nationwide. The bike is autographed by Shepard and co-star Michael Peña, and is one of only two Hypermotards remaining from the film’s production, Ducati said.
The spirit of ‘CHIPS’ mirrors what we all know and love about motorcycling,” said Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati NA. “But there’s also an important mission behind this campaign, and we’re glad to be aligned with PATH and their dedication to alleviate homelessness. We hope that by working with the seasoned team at eBay for Charity that we’ll be able to harness the energy of the film and the exhilaration of the Hypermotard to raise funds for this much-needed cause, while also allowing one lucky fan the chance to own some amazing Hollywood memorabilia.”
“With more than 118,000 people homeless in California, [PATH depends] on the support of dedicated community members to help us achieve our mission,” said Joel John Roberts, CEO of PATH.
“Shepard is a true, Detroit-born and raised car (and motorcycle) guy who has had enough of absurd computer-generated car chase scenes in movies, which is one reason he revived the California motor-cop TV series in his new movie: so he could ride his own motorcycle stunts on film.” – Maxim