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Bruce Willis donates motorcycles to military charity

February 07, 2013|By Charles Fleming
  • Actor Bruce Willis, in Germany promoting the premiere of "A Good Day to Die Hard," has donated motorcycles from his private collection to support a charity for wounded combat veterans.
Actor Bruce Willis, in Germany promoting the premiere of "A Good Day… (Britta Pedersen )

Bruce Willis is cleaning out his garage and donating bikes from his collection to a charity that supports wounded combat veterans and their families.

The last action hero has pulled together five machines to be auctioned off in an online fund-raising effort organized by Boot Campaign. A 2005 Ducati 1000DS has already been sold at auction, for $6,250.

Starting Monday, bids were being taken on a 1988 Yamaha TW. Still to come, rolling out at two-month intervals, will be a 1962 Cushman Eagle, a 1991 Yamaha XT 350, and a 1972 Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportster XLH.

The final auction will be in August. Willis, currently out of the country doing promotional work for his upcoming sequel "A Good Day To Die Hard," has long been a vocal supporter of military men and women. It's personal: Willis came from a military family, and was born on a military base in Germany.

"I wanted to use my bikes in a way that would benefit our military service members, and I am thankful to have found the Boot Campaign as the catalyst for using my bikes in a way that will give back to our country's true heroes," Willis said in a statement released by the charity.

"These bikes have been a lot of fun to ride, and my hope is they can do a lot of good for our veterans." To see Willis in action, you can revisit "The Expendables" or "Moonrise Kingdom," or wait until the Feb. 14 opening of his next "Die Hard" movie. To see the bikes and place a bid, check out the charity website.

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