A 2009 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle previously owned by Hollywood star Brad Pitt is up for grabs this weekend in England.
The Bud Ekins Desert Scrambler Special will be auctioned on Saturday by Coys at the London Motorcyle Show at the city’s Excel exhibition space.
One of just three special edition bikes created to celebrate the life of Steve McQueen’s stunt double Bud Ekins, it was built by Brad Holstein on behalf of Triumph. It’s said to have been given to Brad Pitt as a gift from the Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub, with a special birthday message engraved on the petrol cap.
The sellers describe the motorbike as being in good all-round condition, complete with its original license plates. It’s estimated to make between £20,000 and £30,000 ($28,000 – $42,000).
“We are excited to be back at the London Motorcycle Show for our third bike auction in the capital,” said Coys CEO, Chris Routledge. “We have a stunning selection of motorcycles on offer, including this special Triumph evocating the sled racers that Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins used to race in the 1960s.”
Timothee Chalamet is firming his first starring role since being Oscar nominated for his breakout turn in Call Me By Your Name. Chalamet will star as the title character in The King, a Plan B-produced drama helmed by David Michôd. Production will start in June. Joel Edgerton and Michôd wrote the script.
Chalamet will play the young Henry V. After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably. Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce along with Edgerton and Michôd. Liz Watts, who produced the Michôd-directed Animal Kingdom and The Rover, are also producing.
Pitt bid six figures to watch a “Game of Thrones” episode with Clarke on Saturday night during a silent auction at Sean Penn’s annual gala for Haiti, held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California.
During the charity gala, the auctioneer announced the opportunity to watch an episode with Clarke, who was in attendance at the A-list event, along with her “Game of Thrones” co-star Kit Harington, though the cast members were seated at separate tables.
The auction to watch the episode with Clarke started at $20,000, but the race quickly escalated. At one point, the auctioneer yelled out “Is the King of the North here?!” But as it turned out, Harington had stepped out of the gala to go to the restroom.
Meanwhile, Pitt bid $80,000 to watch an episode of “GOT” with Clarke. Then he outbid himself to $90,000. When Harington came back into the room, the actor offered to also sit in on the episode viewing. And that’s when Pitt raised his own bid to $120,000.
In the end, Pitt was outbid by a gala-goer who ended the auction at $160,000.
The charity event to benefit the J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Organizations was hosted by Penn, CAA’s Bryan Lourd and Sean and Alexandra Parker. Also in attendance were Lena Dunham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Segel, Connie Britton, Patricia Arquette, Mark Burnett and Leonardo DiCaprio, who was honored for his work combating climate change.