INGALL AND PEERS RAISE MONEY FOR SICK KIDS
V8 Supercar champion Russell Ingall, in conjunction with the McGuinness McDermot Foundation, is offering fans the chance to buy one of the rarest pieces of Australian motorsport memorabilia available this year.
Ingall, through his website www.russellingall.com.au is offering a new V8 Supercar Monolopy game signed by all the drivers who have volunteered to be a part of the game's fundraising efforts.
Not only have modern day heroes like Ingall, Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes and Rick Kelly signed the board, so have legends the likes of Dick Johnson and Allan Moffat.
Even former two-time champion, Ingall team-mate and now NASCAR-based ace Marcos Ambrose has penned the board.
An initiative of the McGuinness McDermott Foundation and The Variety Club, the game was officially launched last week and is being sold exclusively through the Supercheap Auto store network throughout Australia for $79.95.
All the proceeds from this auction go directly to The Variety Club, with Ingall taking care of the shipping to ensure a maximum result for the kids.
This is an exclusive release with only 7,500 games produced. The games are classed as collector editions and are tipped to sell like hot cakes, but this auction piece is even extra special.
The full driver list which has signed this auction board includes Ingall, James Courtney, Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes, Todd and Rick Kelly, Jason Bargwanna, Greg Murphy, Garth Tander, Shane Price, Jack Perkins, Cameron McConville, Steve Johnson, Will Davison, Mark Winterbottom, Jason Bright, Marcos Ambrose, Larry Perkins, Jim Richards, Dick Johnson, and Allan Moffat. The only property left unsigned is that of the late Peter Brock.
And it doesn't matter if you are a Holden or Ford fan, when you buy one of these games you'll be helping sick kids, according to Ingall.
"The V8 Supercar Monopoly game has been selling like crazy since going on sale last week because it is such a great concept," said Ingall.
"I am proud to be associated with the game's release and hopefully we can raise a tremendous amount of money for the kids through this auction.
"I encourage all fans to go out and purchase a game for themselves at a Supercheap Auto store. Don't wait for the auction to finish, because you are never going to use the signed board on a day-to-day basis any way.
"We would love to see the game sell out in record time and again prove to everyone how generous and passionate V8 Supercar fans really are."
To make a bid all fans have to do is go to www.russellingall.com.au and click on the auction button. You can then register and make a bid.
The winning bidder will be contacted personally and once an electronic transfer has been made to the nominated account the board and rest of the game will be shipped directly to the lucky winner.
The Auction will close on Monday, October 8 at Midnight, Eastern Standard Time -- one day after the Supercheap Auto 1000 at Bathurst.