‘Evan Almighty’ police choppers go on auction block

Story by Chris Graham

A push of the button can land you one of the two motorcycles that Morgan Freeman rode in the movie “Evan Almighty.”

EZ Auction and the Staunton Police Department are auctioning off the motorcyles on eBay – with the items going up for bid at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The choppers were used in the filming of “Evan Almighty” last year. Freeman, who plays God in the summer blockbuster, used the bikes in filming in Downtown Waynesboro.

Staunton City Council member Bruce Elder played a role in getting the bikes into the movie. Elder, who runs a classic-car business in Downtown Staunton, put “Evan Almighty” car coordinator Gary Duncan in touch with police chief Jim Williams, who had retired the 2001 Harley-Davidsons from active use.

The bikes will be offered through eBay for 10 days beginning Thursday morning.

EZ Auction is run by Russell Schmidt, a former contributor to The Augusta Free Press.

Chris Graham is the executive editor of The Augusta Free Press.

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is now available at a special pre-sale discounted price of $20. The book is expected to ship by May 15, 2019, and expected to retail for $25.
Pre-order for $20: click here.


The book, with additional reporting by Scott Ratcliffe and Zach Pereles, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
augusta free press

Shop Google


Comments

%d bloggers like this: