Jay Leno Sells Harley To Benefit Tsunami Victims


A Harley-Davidson donated by Jay Leno and autographed by some high profile guests has sold on eBay for $800,100 (pending verification), with the proceeds going to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief to benefit victims of December’s tsunami disaster. Leno announced the results of the auction during the taping of Friday’s (Feb. 4) show.

The motorcycle has been on Leno’s Burbank set since Jan. 3 and went up on eBay on Jan. 24.

Since Leno announced the charity implications of the bike, it has been signed by show guests including Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Moore, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Garner, Snoop Dogg and Brian Williams.

In addition to attracting the John Hancocks of Leno’s regular guests, the motorcycle drew some surprise guests to the “Tonight Show” stage. A roster of stars including Dustin Hoffman, Tea Leoni, Ellen DeGeneres, Dennis Miller, Virginia Madsen, Matt LeBlanc, Tim Robbins, Sharon Osbourne, Jesse James, Donald Trump, Denzel Washington, Bill Cosby, Sheryl Crowe, Ashton Kutcher, William Shatner, Dr. Phil and Sylvester Stallone made walk-on appearances just to sign.

Double Oscar nominee Jamie Foxx was the final celebrity to scribble on the bike.

In 2001, a motorcycle donated by Leno and signed by several big-name guests raised over $360,000 for the victims of 9/11.

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