You can own a piece of the London Olympics Opening Ceremony. No, the Queen's handbag is not for sale, but you can buy the boat David Beckham rode up the Thames with the Olympic flame used to light the torch.
According to the Huffington Post, the Bladerunner that Beckham used is highly customized. If you're in the market for a power boat with four dummy rockets with smoke canisters, a high-pressure waterjet bar and dozens of LED lights, you're in luck. The boat will be for sale in the next Bonhams Auction in England.
Olympic fans will remember the boat being a part of the ceremony where Beckham raced down the river with pyrotechnics blowing up as he passed by.
"After a fantastic summer of British sporting success, Bonhams is proud to offer for sale the ultimate souvenir from the Olympic opening ceremony — what has been dubbed 'the greatest show on earth'," said Tim Schofield, Director of Bonhams UK Motor Car department.
Note: it is not clear who dubbed the London Olympics Opening Ceremony "the greatest show on Earth," or if it's possible those people were momentarily blind during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Still, it was a cool scene and an even cooler boat. As Ferris Bueller would say, if you have the means, I highly recommend it.
- Recreational Watercraft
- David Beckham