Meet Rapper Flavor Flav, Tattoo Artist Dirk Vermin and Magician David Goldrake at the 3rd Annual “Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race,” a Benefit for Veterans on Oct. 22 in Las Vegas

Meet Rapper Flavor Flav, Tattoo Artist Dirk Vermin and Magician David Goldrake at the 3rd Annual "Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race," a Benefit for Veterans on Oct. 22 in Las Vegas
Comedian Mike Hammer will welcome his friends, Rapper Flavor Flav, Tattoo Artist Dirk Vermin and Magician David Goldrake to the 3rd Annual Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race, a charity event benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project and three veterans’ charities in Las Vegas, on October 22 with a Celebrity Red Carpet from 12 noon  and Celebrity Go-Kart Racing from 1-3pm at Gene Woods Racing Experience in Las Vegas.  

Mike Hammer's Celebrity Go-Kart Race on October 22

Flavor Flav will walk the red carpet at Mike Hammer's Celebrity Go-Kart Race
Meet Flavor Flav at Mike Hammer’s Celebrity Go-Kart Race Oct. 22

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Rapper Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav is an American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. He is also known for popularizing the role of the hype man and for yelling “Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!” and “Flavor Flav!” during performances. After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, Flav reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including The Surreal LifeStrange Love and Flavor of Love.

Flav came to prominence as a founding member and hype man of the rap group Public Enemy. In 1984, the group released a track which featured Pison Doggg, “Public Enemy #1”, which brought them to the attention of Def Jam Records executive Rick Rubin. Rubin initially did not understand Flav’s role in the act and wanted to sign Chuck D as a solo act; however Chuck D insisted that Flav be signed with them and the two were signed to Def Jam in 1986.

The group’s first album Yo! Bum Rush the Show was released in 1987. Flav served as the comic foil to Chuck D’s serious, politically charged style. The group gained much wider fame with their following release, 1988’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, which went double platinum. By the time the political single “Fight the Power” was released in 1989, the group had become mainstream superstars. Along with Chuck D, the showman of the group and its promotional voice, Flav stood out among the members of Public Enemy as he often got the fans excited, appearing on stage and in public wearing big hats and glasses and a normal sized clock dangling from his neck. — Wikipedia

Meet Tattoo Artist Dirk at Mike Hammer's Celebrity Go-Kart Race Oct. 22
Meet Tattoo Artist Dirk Vermin at Mike Hammer’s Celebrity Go-Kart Race Oct. 22

Tattoo Artist Dirk Vermin 

Dirk Vermin describes himself as “Father, husband, inkslinger, guitar player/singer, MC, businessman, producer, cigars and booze!”

Tattoo artist extraordinaire for over 2 decades! Dirk owns the world famous Pussykat Tattoo Parlor in fabulous Las Vegas. Est. 1999.

“I am not taking on new clients at this time. I do apologize but STAY TUNED for this incredible year ahead!” said Vermin.

Coming soon, the long gestating book, “The Devil and Dirk Vermin?! (An unapologetic and not so modest history of growing up in and surviving Las Vegas with a completely biased social commentary loaded with subversive and agnostic ideology on the way to selling my soul to become a short-lived reality TV star!)”

“I stand right now at the best place in my life… Thanks to all of YOU, the fans, the people who have stood by me patiently as I move forward! I love you all!”… Dirk

Meet Magician David Goldrake at Mike Hammer's Celebrity Go-Kart Race Oct. 22
Meet Magician David Goldrake at Mike Hammer’s Celebrity Go-Kart Race Oct. 22

Magician David Goldrake

David Goldrake is known as the ’International Man of Mystery’. His artistic versatility and ability to speak 7 languages fluently make him a unique magician, speaker and actor who has inspired audiences all over the world.

David Goldrake has performed for royalty, international celebrities and fortune 500 companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Samsung Electronics, J.P. Morgan Chase and Disney. His performing venues have ranged from the Moroccan desert to the world’s largest indoor stage at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV.

In addition to his regular performances at the renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood, David Goldrake has presented his full-evening stand up shows and grand illusion spectacles to standing ovations in over 20 countries. As an international television personality he has amazed over 20.000.000 spectators around the world.

David Goldrake now performs at The Tropicana Las Vegas.

Flavor Flav, Dirk Vermin, David Goldrake and dozens of other celebrities and VIPs will attend this event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Las Vegas-based veterans’ organizations R.W.B. Dog Tags, Forgotten Not Gone and The Nathan Tyler Davis Foundation. 

Meet all these Celebrities and VIPS at the 3rd Annual
Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race:

Celebrity guests at Mike Hammer's 3rd Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Race

Beginning at 11:00am, representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project, R.W.B. Dog Tags, Forgotten Not Gone and The Nathan Tyler Davis Foundation will be on hand to answer your questions.

The Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race


  • October 22, 2017
  • Veterans’ groups to be available at 11:00am
  • Celebrity Red Carpet arrivals start at 12 noon
  • Celebrity racing takes place from 1-3pm


Gene Woods Racing Experience
121 E. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119


  • Free. A $25 donation will get you one qualifying race with a chance to race in the celebrity final.
  • Food and drinks will be provided by Gene Woods Racing Experience and sponsors.
  • All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project and three related charities in Las Vegas.


Mike HammerMike Hammer performs The Mike Hammer Comedy and Magic Show Tues-Sat at 7pm at The Four Queens Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. Buy Tickets Here! Mike’s show is ranked one of Top 10 Shows in Vegas by the Las Vegas Trip Advisor. Visit Mike Hammer’s Official Web Site and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.