Sep 9, 2013
© 2013, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
From a press release
issued by Shea Fouchek, for Texas Tornado Boot Camp
Benefit Auction: Colin Edwards poses with the piece of original artwork that will be auctioned off to benefit Race For The Wounded.
MOTOGP STAR COLIN EDWARDS AUCTIONS ARTWORK IN BENEFIT FOR WOUNDED U.S. MILITARY
As a “thank you” to our servicemen and women of the United States Armed Forces, Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot Camp and Gibson Art Designs have collaborated on an original piece of authorized motorsports artwork.
Themed with the U.S. Military in mind, Gibson Art Designs brings us his self-titled work, “Road to Glory,” featuring the two-time World Superbike Champion, Colin Edwards II. In stunning imagery, silhouettes of United States armed soldiers stand tall behind Edwards sitting aboard his NGM Mobile Forward Racing machine.
“This was really special to me because of the cause. I am honored and humbled to have been able to work with this group of guys throughout the process and completion of this piece.” -Derek Gibson/Gibson Art Designs
Signed by the MotoGP legend himself, Colin Edwards and artist Derek Gibson, this one of a kind 18x24" charcoal drawing is scheduled to be auctioned on eBay, Thursday September the 12th. All proceeds will go to Race For The Wounded, a grass-roots non-profit organization that supports veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I've spent a lot of time with the men and woman of our armed forces; the words proud and brave are a constant. I'm honored to be involved with Race For The Wounded. I look forward to the future and doing anything I can to help." -Colin Edwards/TTBC
Founded by Brett Robinson (1SG Retired 82nd Airborne), Race For The Wounded raises awareness of the challenges wounded combat veterans are faced with on a daily basis, helps veterans integrate/adjust back into society and heals their wounds of war through hardcore off-road racing competition.
“Race For The Wounded will be using the proceeds to help our brothers and sisters get parts of their lives back through extreme competition. We are a non-profit that was started and ran by combat veterans that understand how important it is to never forget them.” -Brett Robinson/RFTW
For more information on Race For The Wounded, please visit:
About Gibson Art Designs
A patriot himself, Derek Gibson/Gibson Art Designs, located in Grinnell, IA, is an active two-wheel motorsports artist and enthusiast.
His background, rich in motocross racing, transcends into his current works of art and his gift of creative drawing is well-represented by the originals in his portfolio.
Gibson’s work has led him to draw images for such legendary names in motocross like Roger DeCoster, Steve Wise, Ricky Johnson, Jeremy McGrath, and Ricky Carmichael etc.
About Texas Tornado Boot Camp
Founded by Colin Edwards in 2011, and located in Montgomery, TX, the Texas Tornado Boot Camp is a world-class, Yamaha motorcycle training facility.