NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick has added three more cars to his impressive collection
"These things have been kept in incredible condition," said former Hendrick driver and now FOX analyst Jeff Gordon, who is with Hendrick in Scottsdale. "These cars are truly a work of art."
In addition to the four Corvettes he bought, Hendrick paid $110,000 to purchase "Optimus Prime," a 1979 custom Peterbilt truck used in the filming of the first "Transformers" movie.
"This thing can do donuts at 70 miles per hour," said producer Michael Bay, who was on hand when the massive truck went across the auction block in Scottsdale.
The auction catalog description of the enormous Peterbilt described the truck thusly: "An entire team of artists and illustrators worked tirelessly, drawing potential trucks and cars, trying to zero in on just the right look for each robot/vehicle. When the film's production designer showed Michael Bay a photo of the enormous tractor trailer, the director was immediately taken by the lines and size of the truck, even through he know he would face intense criticism for his choice."
Alas, "Optimus Prime" doesn't really transform as it did in the movie. All of that was CGI trickery done in the film studio.