From a press release issued by Mojotown:
On December 22 2007, Michael Aron of Mojotown held his first fundraising event through the nonprofit organization wing of his design agency in honor of Blake Herod (an avid motorcyclist and artist seriously injured in riding accident last summer) and the AFM Air Fence Fund.
The event was a track day held at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.
The outcome: Together, we raised over $27,000 with rider entries, auction items, raffle & lunch tickets, and monetary donations. Favorable weather and a great news piece on KRON4 two nights before helped with rider turnout. The lunch was tasty, the raffle was entertaining, and the silent auction was full of friendly competition. Riders of all skill levels enjoyed a cold, but clear day of riding on the challenging Infineon Raceway.
"It was great to have an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone's life, and I was glad to share that with so many people,"Â said Michael. "I put this event together in two weeks, and at times I felt like I was doing my own version of Donald Trump's Apprentice. I learned a lot and I'd like to do more events like this. The overwhelming show of support from volunteers and the folks who donated auction items really made the whole project worthwhile."Â
A special thank you goes out to Jenah Smith and Infineon Raceway, Phill Brown and the amazing AFM Corner Workers, Michael Ernest from Pacific track Time, and Vern Glenn of KRON4 News. Thanks also to Tom, Mario, Zip, and Jason for their help with tech and safety.
For a complete recap of the event, including photos and video clips, visit ~http://www.themojotownproject.org~
A special thank you to the following for their donations:
A/O Winery, Napa Valley
Amazing Grace Music, San Anselmo
Ben Bostrom w/ Suomy USA
Bruce Brown Films
Catering - Levy Restaurants
Dave Moss - Catalyst Reaction Suspension
Doug / Jane Parkhurst - video footage & raffle items
Dunlop, Sport Tire Service
Eraldo Ferracci - Fast By Ferracci
Golden Gate Cycles
Hattar Motor Sports
Joe Salas - 4theriders.com Photography
Juanita Restaurant, Sonoma
Keigwins @ the track
Klaus Larsen - Photography
La Ginestra, Mill Valley
Marin BMW Motorcycles
Mike Doran - D&W Images
North Bay Motor Sports
Ora Restaurant, Mill Valley
Pirelli Tires - Tiger Shark Racing
Red Truck Wines
Redline Power Sports
Redline Racing Products
Tommy Hayden w/ Chicken Hawk Tire Warmers
Top 1 Oil w/ Team Roberts Gear
Travis Pynn - aerial photography.
Vascos Restaurant, Mill Valley
Wild Pear Co. Tomales, CA
Z2 Track Days
Zero Gravity - Windscreens