Celebrities Rally for Charity - Honoring the Life and Career of Tony Curtis

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The Race is on for Charity, concluding with the 49th McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auction.

We are honoring the life and career of Tony Curtis. The Great Race, Curtis’ classic 1965 film, is the inspiration. Join celebrities and classic car enthusiasts for this festive gala event.

More than 30 Hollywood celebrities will don racing jump suits and take to the roadway in a 100-mile classic car rally for the got Kids? charity for abused, abandoned and disabled children and the Palm Springs Angel View Crippled Children organization.

The "Great American Celebrity Classic Car Road Rally" will be held on Nov. 18, starting at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA and ending at the grand tent at the Spa Resort and Casino in downtown Palm Springs, adjacent to where the world-class McCormick Exotic Car Auction kicks off the next day. This year’s race will honor the life and career of Tony Curtis, who himself overcame significant emotional and physical challenges as a child. The Great Race, Curtis’ classic 1965 film, is the inspiration for the event.

Join celebrities and classic car enthusiasts for this festive gala event.

Celebrities from reality TV shows, daytime soaps and other popular shows, will participate in the rally and gala. The public is invited to the event, which includes a silent auction of movie memorabilia and other items, along with dinner and dancing. A photo op with the stars is also planned. Tickets are $50, as a donation to the sponsoring charities.

Details are available at http://www.classic-carauction.com or by calling 760 320-3290.

November 19 – 21: Bid on hundreds of exotic and classic vehicles.

This year’s three-day auction will feature a broad selection of more than 600 cars, trucks and other classic vehicles, all in mint condition.

The auction will stream live via the Internet, allowing people who register in advance to bid for cars by phone. “At the previous auction, we had people calling in bids from across the United States, Europe and New Zealand,” said auction founder and owner Keith McCormick. “And there were countless others who participated in the live auction on their home or office computers.” To connect to the live broadcast and view registration information, go to McCormick's Classic Car Auction.

“People bidding by telephone need to register in advance and follow the same procedures as people attending the auction,” McCormick noted. “Bidding requires a $30 registration fee and a good faith deposit, which is refunded if nothing is purchased.” An impressive array of vehicles at this year’s auction will include antique cars and trucks, muscle cars from the 1960's and 70's and classic foreign and U.S. sports cars, trucks and motorcycles. Values vary from a few thousand dollars, to well into six figures. Registration details and photos of the vehicles are online at http://www.classic-carauction.com.

Keith and Jason McCormick, father and son, work with other family members to create the popular car show and auction. This will be the 49 th auction Keith McCormick has sponsored. "Palm Springs has always been home for so many exotic cars,” he said. “It’s the perfect setting for the event."

Register now to bid in person, online or by phone.

The 49th McCormick’s Collector Car Auction, held at the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs November 19-21, 2010, will feature over 600 mint antique, classic, exotic, muscle, sports and special interest autos. Lot numbers are still for sale for those wishing to list a vehicle for sale. Call (760) 320-3290 to book. For general information on the auction and company, visit McCormick's Classic Car Auction.

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