Aug 22, 2009
Less than three days remain in the online auctions of five over-sized promotional cover replicas of the August 2009 issue of Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology magazine () that have been autographed by six-time and defending MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and his Fiat Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Roadracing World Action Fund.
Each auction has multiple bidders (some more than others), over 1000 potential buyers have visited the auctions and the high bid for each cover ranges from $212.50 to $309.44, as of Friday evening.
Each cover displays an action photo of Rossi and Lorenzo racing to a spectacular finish at this year's terrific Gran Prix at Catalunya, in Spain. Each rider signed near their photo on each cover. All five covers are essentially identical.
The autographs were arranged with the help of Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix July 3-5 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The covers are full-color gloss poster stock paper attached to foam board. They can be framed, but they are not being sold framed. They measure 30 inches tall by 24 inches wide and about 3/8 inch thick.
The amount paid for these covers may be tax-deductible in the United States.
The five auctions started Monday, August 17 at approximately 2:15-2:20 p.m. Pacific Time and will end at the same approximate time on Monday, August 24.
There is no reserve price.
PayPal payment will be accepted, but we would prefer a direct credit card payment by calling the Roadracing World business office at 951-245-6411 during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Questions can be directed to David Swarts at the same phone number.
We will ship the covers worldwide carefully packaged and only with mandatory insurance.
Also, we can hand-delivery the covers to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP or the AMA Pro Road Racing season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
The auction item numbers are: 120460135068, 120460135593, 120460135707, 120460135847 and 120460135927. Or go to the auctions directly by following the links below:
All proceeds from this auction will go towards the Roadracing World Action Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes motorcycle racing safety and education to prevent racetrack injuries. Since its inception in 2001, the Fund has raised over $685,000 via online auction and donations, supplied soft barriers to numerous racing organizations and racetracks, and prevented more injuries than is possible to accurately count. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation directly to the fund, go to .