What does it cost to hang with CNN star Wolf Blitzer and act like a cable newsman? How about a cool $1 million? At least that's what Dave Liniger, chair and cofounder of RE/MAX, paid this month for CNN's "Warrior One," the cable's Iraq war Hummer that Blitzer helped auction off at the famous Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Auctioning the Hummer, refurbished by the TV show Overhaulin', was the idea of those who operated it in Iraq. Their goal: helping raise money for the Fisher House Foundation, which builds "comfort homes" for families of hospitalized military personnel. CNN sent the full $1 million to the charity.
By Paul Bedard