Online Gambling Site Wins Auction for Joplin's Cliff-Diving Car

April 23, 2006 - Posted at 12:52 p.m. CST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) _ When Will Stuckenberg drives his Dodge Neon

off a cliff near Joplin next week, an online gambling Web site will

be along for the ride.

GoldenPalace-dot-com submitted the winning bid of 25-hundred-50

dollars. That means its logo and Web site will be on the car on

April 29th as it plunges off a cliff into a rock quarry in south


The company has made a habit out of oddball publicity stunts.

It already has paid to have its name tattooed on the back of a

prizefighter's head. It has bought a grilled cheese sandwich that

some say has the image of the Virgin Mary on it. And it purchased

actor William Shatner's kidney stone.

Stuckenberg decided to auction off the space on his wife's old

car and drive it off a cliff after he bought her a new minivan. Two

inflatable dolls named Thelma and Louise will be passengers in the


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