Bruce Springsteen’s auctioned off one of his motorcycles for charity Wednesday night. The 1994 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide reportedly sold for $75,000.
The buyer has been identified by Fox News as “a woman in the upper balcony.” Apparently, she is a fan.
The Blue Book value of the bike is $5520 if you are selling or $7565 if you are buying. Springsteen threw in a leather jacket. He also sang three songs.
No one has reported how many miles the bike had on it or what kind of shape it was in. Later in the evening, Springsteen took off the guitar he had been playing and auctioned that away for $50,000.
The auction was part of the second annual “Stand Up for Heroes” comedy and music benefit. Tickets for the event cost from $250 to $500. “Stand Up For Heroes” was jointly sponsored by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival. Proceeds benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is named for the ABC television reporter who was shot in the head near Baghdad on January 29, 2006. At the time of the attack, Woodruff was maneuvering with elements of the 4th Infantry Division. He was standing up in an armored personal carrier, filming a report, when a roadside mine exploded next to his track.
Woodruff was sufficiently moved by his experience to empathize with soldiers who suffered similar injuries and when he recovered he established the Foundation that wears his name. Last year the Foundation raised $2 million for wounded servicemen and their families.