Friday, September 12, 2014

Kilted To Kick Cancer - Day 12: Back To The Future!

I missed yesterday's kilt picture with all the family drama.  But those of you who know me know that I'm nothing if not obstinate, and so it's back to the future!

That's a 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero, the only one of the cars that I'm been posting where I actually have a price tag.  This one was purchased in 2011 by the Petersen Automotive Museum for a cool €761.600 (around $850,000).  Yowzer.  The keen eyed among you will remember this car from Michael Jackson's 1988 film, Moonwalker.

But the car pr0n (and the kilt, err, pix) are just the surface trappings.  The fundraiser is the thing, and Justin at Kilted To Kick Cancer says that all y'all have donated over $3,500 so far (across all the teams)!  And there are still two and a half weeks to go.  It would be great if this year blew previous years away.

Please click through to donate to this cause.  It's fully tax deductible, as a 501(c)3 charity.  The Donate link is here, and please select Team Borepatch.

And if you click through to read Brigid's post you'll see why she is also invested in this - her Dad is fighting that same fight right now.  She is so invested that she's made an enormously generous offer: the first twenty donations of $50 or more via Team Borepatch will receive an autographed copy of her amazing The Book Of Barkley.


Old NFO said...

Nice idea, and I'd HATE to change a tire on that thing... :-)

Borepatch said...

OldNFO, if I could afford to buy it, I could afford to pay someone to change the tire.


Glenn B said...

The "keen eyed" among us would never have watched Michael Jackson's movie Moonwalker or any other he made. Our eyes would never have been keen again had we seen it.

Philip Bianchi said...

No - it ISN'T a Lancia Stratos Zero - if someone bought it as a L. S. 0 then they haven't even learned how to Google properly ...

(I knew this since before the Interwebz - being a die hard lancia fan - and have actually seen the original Zero in Turin).

Yep - I'm an anorak ..