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G. Gordon Liddy to Attend Spring Carlisle Auction
Famous political figure and former talk radio host G. Gordon Liddy will attend the Spring Carlisle auction, presented by Auctions America, in 2013. Liddy is auctioning a pair of military themed motorcycles.
By: Carlisle Events
Liddy is famous for many reasons, but none more so than the Watergate scandal of 1972. In May and June of that year, Liddy organized and directed burglaries of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters. After participants of the crimes were arrested, a subsequent investigation led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974 and not long after, Liddy was convicted on a myriad of charges, leading to a sentence of 20 years in prison. Liddy served just eight years, however; having his sentence commuted by then President Jimmy Carter.
Following his release from Federal Prison, Liddy's life and career rebounded in a remarkable way. In 1980, he released a book that sold millions of copies and was later made into a TV movie. He embarked on a lecture tour too that ultimately saw him named the top speaker on the college circuit by the Wall Street Journal. Liddy found his way to Hollywood as well, appearing in episodes of Miami Vice and, in a bit of irony, played himself in the 1995 Oliver Stone movie "Nixon." Liddy also acted in MacGyver and Airwolf before becoming a radio talk show host in 1992. His radio days were very popular with his show lasting 20 years.
The bikes, however, are the main reason that Liddy will be at Spring Carlisle and the Auctions America auction. The custom built bikes were procured by Liddy as prizes for victories on the NBC TV show Fear Factor. At the time, Liddy was 75 years old and was the oldest competitor ever to appear on the program. Not only did he compete, he won various challenges, leading to his then possession of the bikes. Through Liddy, the bikes are being consigned to Auctions America for auction.
Along with the Liddy bikes, sale highlights for the Spring Carlisle auction include a rare, first generation 1959 Chevrolet Corvette “Big-Brake”
In addition to coming to Spring Carlisle for the Auction, Liddy will return for Corvettes at Carlisle (August 23-25). Liddy, a Corvette enthusiast with a license plate that reads H20Gate, will be onsite with his C4 Lingenfelter ZR-1 Corvette. Liddy will not only be walking the grounds, enjoying the nearly 5,000 Corvettes onsite, he'll be positioned within the ZR-1 area and be a Celebrity Judge.
Media wishing to interview Mr. Liddy during either visit may do so via coordination with Carlisle Events Media Relations Specialist Mike Garland. Interviews may take place via phone in the days leading up to an event or onsite at Carlisle. For more details, call 717-243-7855 x133 or e-mail MikeG@CarlisleEvents.com.
Page Updated Last on: Apr 05, 2013