From glitzy bachelor cars to the family Jeep.
In the height of his popularity as character David Silver on Beverly Hills 90210, actor Brian Austin Green went through cars like the rest of us change clothes. He and co-star Jason Priestly had early-90s Land Rover Defenders, and in one instance they drove the Defenders out to the desert near Barstow to film an episode. They felt pretty sure all the other vehicles on the set would get stuck in the sand, and they were right. It wasn’t long before he ditched the Land Rover to get a luxury car. And later on, he bought a 1955 Porsche Speedster and a 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback.
Now, all he needs is his custom 1980 Jeep CJ5. He bought from a rancher in Montana, and Brian’s three youngest sons–Noah, 8; Bodhi, 6; and Journey, 4–may like it even more than he does.
“They love jumping into this big, wide thing,” Brian says. “It’s a convertible, and they like that open-air feeling.”
Even celebrities understand parenting life from home
At least three times during our hour-long conversation, Brian excused himself for a moment to say things like, “No, buddy. You cannot have that whole lollipop” or “No, I can’t talk to you right now. Daddy’s on the phone.” It made me laugh when I realized that Brian’s life is a lot like my own as a parent. Brian is now a single dad of his boys, whom he shares with ex-wife Megan Fox, and he also has an 18-year-old son from a relationship with Vanessa Marcil.
Brian’s philosophy on cars shifted in the past few years. He sold his Porsche and the 1966 Mustang that he had restored and intended to pass down to his kids—until he realized that kids and muscle cars aren’t the best combinations. We reminisced on the phone about the old station wagons with the seat that faced backward and how much fun that was when we were kids ourselves.
The actor has two big things on his mind aside from his kids: his new gig as a judge on The Masked Singer spin-off The Masked Dancer, and as a #DriveHope4Kids ambassador to benefit Local Boys and Girls Clubs. His star is on the rise again; he did such a good job as a contestant on The Masked Singer that the producers asked him to be one of the judges for the brand-new The Masked Dancer show.
Enter to win a new Ford Bronco AND help kids: win-win
Brian is teaming up with Trueheart founders Amy and Scott Malin for the second time in the name of charity. Last year, Brian and Megan Fox headed up the #fight4theamazon campaign to raise money to fight fires in Brazil and help with reforestation. Incredibly, the campaign generated over 2.5 billion impressions and garnered $33 million in earned media. This year, it’s for a 2021 Ford Bronco customized by Galpin Motors, plus $50,000.
Amy knew of Brian’s involvement with his kids, how important kids and the next generation is to him. He believes strongly in educating kids and putting them on the right life path as much as possible.
“When [Amy] came to me and said ‘we’re doing this event and it’s for Boys and Girls clubs,’ that caught my attention. I know a lot of people who went to Boys and Girls clubs when they were little, and they are very important,” Brian says. “When parents are forced to worry about this pandemic and paying rent and putting food on the table, it’s critical to know the kids are taken care of morally and emotionally.”
The waiting list for a Bronco is several months long, so the winner will get the jump. On top of that, Galpin Auto Sports will customize and wrap it to your specs. The winner, in case you’re interested, also gets $50,000 plus lunch with Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. He will have lunch with you as soon as that’s a safe possibility. And I mean, if you get to pick between lunch with Ludacris later in person or hanging out with him via Zoom now, it seems there is no choice to be made. I’d wait as long as it takes to meet Ludacris.
Want to enter yourself? Head over to winanewbronco.com and give it a shot!