Rare Race-Worn Firesuits Headline Newest Wilson Auction Items

Justin Wilson dead - cause stupidity
Justin Wilson dead – cause stupidity

Oswaldo Negri co-drove to an emotional victory in the 50th anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2012. Justin Wilson, AJ Allmendinger and John Pew were his teammates in the Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Prototype.

Negri's signed firesuit from that twice-around-the-clock endurance sports car race is among the featured items in the latest group up for bid on the Wilson Children's Fund eBay auction site. Wilson succumbed Aug. 24 to a head injury sustained in a race the previous day. Proceeds from the auction of racing, other sports and entertainment memorabilia and other items – including race VIP packages – will be directed to Wilson's family.

Other unique items currently up for bid include race-worn and signed firesuits from Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa and Max Verstappen; a race-worn and signed firesuit from six-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson; signed firesuits, windshields and car parts from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates sports car drivers Scott Pruett and Joey Hand; race-used pistons signed by drag racing stars John, Courtney and Brittany Force; and a Firestone display Indy car tire signed by all 33 starters in the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. To view and bid on items, visit http://stores.ebay.com/Celebrity-Charity-Auctions/Justin-Wilson-Memorial. Items are added weekly to the auction, which concludes Oct. 26.

Additionally, a limited edition reproduction of 50 signed and numbered prints of noted artist Bill Patterson's original work depicting Wilson's final Indy car victory at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012 are available by clicking at http://billpatterson.com/justin-wilson-memorial-print, with $100 of each print sold contributed to the fund.

Wilson tribute T-shirts and decals are available at http://shop.ims.com/indycar, with proceeds also directed to the fund.

Contributions can be made directly to the fund at http://justinwilson.co.uk/donate or by mail to: Wilson Children's Fund, c/o Forum Credit Union, PO Box 50738, Indianapolis, IN 46250-0738.

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