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Sheryl Crow Auctions Mercedes to Aid Joplin, Mo. Tornado Victims
ecorazzi (The latest in green gossip) ^ | 7/27/2011 8:41 am | lindastcyr

Posted on 07/27/2011 1:44:42 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

Sheryl Crow will be auctioning off her 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster to raise money for the tornado victims of Joplin, Mo. The money raised from the auction of the car will go to benefit the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund, a fund created by Community Foundation of the Ozarks and its Joplin-based affiliate, the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, Inc. A fitting charity for the former schoolteacher turned rock star.

Crow donated her car to Gooding & Company, an auction house in Pebble Beach, Ca., where it will go up for auction the weekend of Aug. 2oth and 21st. The “100 Miles from Memphis” singer said of the charitable act, “After the tornado in Joplin I was moved to help rebuild a city so close to where I grew up in Missouri. My hope is that the auction of my 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster will bring in funds to help rebuild the schools in the area.”

The car has an estimated value of $50,000 – $80,000, but Crow is hoping to get $100,000 out of it for the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund. The car has been a favorite for her however she doesn’t drive it anymore so the next best thing to selling it was to raise awareness for the people of Joplin.

Louise Knauer, foundation vice president for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, spoke of recent donations by Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie and of Sheryl Crow’s car auction, “It’s just great that they remember their roots and are paying attention.” Pitt and Jolie donated $500,000 to the foundation last month.

The tornado that hit Joplin, Mo. on May 22nd was the deadliest tornado the U.S. has seen since the early 1950s. Over 159 people lost their lives and over 30% of the city was destroyed. The community of Joplin has proven to be resilient in the wake of the destruction by pulling together and utilizing the help of celebrities who raise awareness to bring in funds for rebuilding.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
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Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedez Benz?
1 posted on 07/27/2011 1:44:50 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

yes and that would be Janice Joplin for Joplin....


2 posted on 07/27/2011 1:49:14 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Nice gesture. Just make sure you have the seats cleaned.

I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting.

3 posted on 07/27/2011 1:49:37 PM PDT by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: Lost Highway

You beat me to it. That was my first thought ;)


4 posted on 07/27/2011 1:51:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Paleo Conservative

She should also include a roll of toilet tissue.

That’d be what, about a 10-year suppply by her standards?


5 posted on 07/27/2011 1:52:22 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Paleo Conservative

That should buy a lot of TP at 1 sheet a customer....


6 posted on 07/27/2011 1:53:20 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Beaten Valve

It’s a Mercedes not a Rolls.


7 posted on 07/27/2011 1:53:46 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

She’s got more miles on her than the car has on it.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 1:54:26 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Good for her!


9 posted on 07/27/2011 1:59:44 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: tx_eggman
"She’s got more miles on her than the car has on it."

She's not bad for a re-tread. (Ducks from female Freepers...)

10 posted on 07/27/2011 2:03:02 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Paleo Conservative

Normally, I can’t stand this witch. I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day (or once a day in the case of digital clocks).


11 posted on 07/27/2011 2:13:01 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I remember she said a few years ago everyone should use one sheet of toilet paper when taking a #2. Show me Sheryl how you do that.


12 posted on 07/27/2011 2:14:31 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

an even nicer gesture would be filling it full with double ply TP rolls.


13 posted on 07/27/2011 2:17:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Making a McDonald’s commercial in a basement studio in some guy’s parent’s house - $40,000.

Getting “in” with the very liberal and very capitalist music industry to make the most of your talent - an estimated $40 million.

Getting rid of your classic car by donating it to a charitable organization which auctions it off, thereby allowing you to have a nice tax deduction as well as a lot of free publicity enhancing your public image - priceless.


14 posted on 07/27/2011 2:40:13 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Very decent of her. I take back every mean thing I’ve ever said about her.

Well no. Actually I don’t take them ALL back. Just most of them.

She’s still a liberal.


15 posted on 07/27/2011 2:45:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I knew a girl like her once. She poop out a little black marble about once a week. She got abdo-lutely the most out of everything she ate!


16 posted on 07/27/2011 3:01:45 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Gonna take a bunch of trees to rebuild Joplin Sheryl.
Can we recycle our toilet paper too? One sheet at a time for violent mother earth?


17 posted on 07/27/2011 3:03:17 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: tx_eggman

One of the few things Lance liked riding more than the bike.


18 posted on 07/27/2011 3:06:45 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Paleo Conservative

Nice gesture by Sheryl. I don’t care for her politics and some of her ideas but overall she is a decent person. At least she is trying to do something positive.


19 posted on 07/27/2011 3:21:08 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Paleo Conservative

Actions speak loudly. I applaud this action by Ms. Crow.


20 posted on 07/27/2011 3:25:42 PM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Nice gesture, ugly car.

To me, it looks like someone tried to build a midget Corvette on the cheap, using parts from a Corvair.


21 posted on 07/27/2011 3:41:39 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Gator113

Car wasn’t ugly..but very underpowered...I had one in the early 70’s...merging onto a highway was...well..exciting....you had to shift, and shift, and shift..


22 posted on 07/27/2011 5:15:09 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: ken5050

When I moved to Dallas in 1958 I noticed quite a few airline stewardesses drove 190SLs. Also, the first night after I moved in, I went to Sears to get some apartment stuff, and lo and behold, a 300SL Gullwing in the parking lot. I’m thinking this must be a high rollin’ place!


23 posted on 07/27/2011 5:21:31 PM PDT by 19th LA Inf
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To: ken5050

It must have looked different in real life. ;>)


24 posted on 07/27/2011 5:24:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: 19th LA Inf

MB originally viewed it as a ladies car..But it was soooo underpowered...and the gearing was sooo bad...I think 0-60 was like 84 seconds...


25 posted on 07/27/2011 5:31:17 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: RitchieAprile
-- Good for her! --

Me too. I believe her "one square" remark to be satire and a joke, and while I disagree with her politics, she seems to be a charitable person, and to that I say "good for her!"

26 posted on 07/27/2011 5:35:29 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: 19th LA Inf
My father worked for Packard after then war..then it became Studebacker-Packard, and when MB was first setting up a dealer network in the US, (after they revoked the franchise from Otto Vogler..who had secured distribution rights for the entire US right after WW I..for a time it was Studebaper-Packard-MB..so I got to know the cars early on..in 1964 my dad let me drive a Gullwing down to NYU, where I was just starting my freshman year. I poulled up in front of my dorm, opened up the door, revved the engine..and actually stood and watched several women climax...

In the 50s ....90% of Jewish people, and a good number of NYers..wouldn't own a German car..

The 300SL..had an option...a set of hand made leather fitted luggage for the trunk...today a set sells for $20k

The Gullwing was a pain to climb in and out of..and very hot in warm weather....door windows were worthless. The roadster is a gorgeous car...

27 posted on 07/27/2011 5:40:31 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Sheryl is showing a lot more class then the people who can only reply with toilet paper insults. The 190SL doesn't really appeal to me but as a classic owned by a celebrity, I'm sure it will go for a pretty good price. Good for her.


28 posted on 07/27/2011 10:27:50 PM PDT by tlb
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