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David Lynch Is Auctioning Off A Ride Down Mulholland Drive

In an effort to raise money for the David Lynch Foundation, its founder is auctioning off a ride down Mulholland Drive with him in the backseat.
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A ride! Now that’s a good idea!
—Frank Booth

Think of Lost Highway‘s opening titles.

Lost Highway road

Now imagine yourself in the backseat of a shiny black limousine.

One of your friends is here.

And next to you…

David Lynch in a car

David Lynch!

In an effort to raise money for the David Lynch Foundation, its founder is donating 45 minutes of his precious time in 2015 (!) to take you for a ride down Mulholland Drive near his home in Los Angeles.

You and a guest will enjoy a “Damn Fine Cup of Coffee” with iconic filmmaker David Lynch as you take a limo ride down Mulholland Drive and chat about the mysteries of the universe. You will also receive a signed copy of his album The Big Dream and book Catching the Big Fish.

You can bring “something small” from your personal collection to get signed and you “may take a photo” too. The fine print surprisingly fails to mention that tailgating is absolutely not allowed.

Charitybuzz values this auction at $10,000 —that’s about the price of an actual used limo— and the highest bid at the time of writing is $2,350. You have until December 17, 2014 to turn the little fantasy above into reality, but I’m secretly hoping fellow TM practitioner Jerry Seinfeld will place the winning bid so he can film their ride as a new episode for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

UPDATE: Sold for $10,500 on December 17, 2014!

UPDATE (March 2015): Missed out the first time around? Here’s another chance to take a drive down Mulholland Drive with David Lynch. Just two days left on the auction with a current high bid of $2,100.00. The ride has to be scheduled before April 15th 2015, because he’s going to be rather busy afterwards.

In addition to the limo ride, the foundation also auctioned off David Lynch’s The Boundless Sea collection of 12 dinner plates for Bernardaud.

David Lynch - The Boundless Sea Collection by Bernardaud

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

What's your response to this?


  1. Lorna says:

    Pure brilliance. What a gas and a great idea. I am a huge fan of Mr. Lynchs’ and need to shae this…it’s kinda weird. I Twin Peaks back in the 1990s – love it then, but since then I’ve actually learned TM (transcendental meditation) and it’s amazing because I can totally ‘get’ more of the storyline and see how he has brought TM references into the plot, characters and general vibe of the show. Quite a trip. If you love Twin Peaks, you will LOVE practicing TM!!

    • Avatar photo Twin Pie says:

      Thanks for your comment, Lorna. You got me curious about being able to delve deeper into Twin Peaks thanks to TM, and the references to the technique in particular. If you care to elaborate on that, please be my guest 🙂

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