UNIQUE ARAI HELMET TO BE AUCTIONED FOR CHARITY Caltex Racing's Russell Ingall, with the help of his 30 regular opponents in the V8 Supercar Championship series, has come up with a one-off piece of memorabilia which is being auctioned for the ...
UNIQUE ARAI HELMET TO BE AUCTIONED FOR CHARITY
Caltex Racing's Russell Ingall, with the help of his 30 regular opponents in the V8 Supercar Championship series, has come up with a one-off piece of memorabilia which is being auctioned for the Starlight Children's Foundation.
In association with his personal sponsors Revolution Racegear and Arai helmets, Ingall is auctioning a race helmet signed by every driver in the current V8 Supercar Championship Series.
The helmet was signed by all 31 drivers involved in the recent Hidden Valley round of the championship in Darwin.
The brand new helmet, direct from Arai in Japan, has been released for auction through Ingall's personal website www.russellingall.com.au
The auction will run until Midnight on Monday July 31.
The helmet includes the signatures of Ingall and three other former V8 Supercar champions Craig Lowndes, Mark Skaife and John Bowe.
It also includes the names of 11 former Bathurst V8 Supercar winners - all four champions as well as Garth Tander, Jason Bright, Rick Kelly, Jason Bargwanna, Greg Murphy, Todd Kelly, and Steve Richards.
"I have to thank all the boys for getting behind his cause and signing the helmet for the Starlight Children's Foundation," said Ingall.
"This helmet would make a fantastic edition to anyone's collection and I am sure it is going to raise a lot of money for Starlight which is the chosen charity of myself and Caltex.
"We are throwing in the insurance and freight to ensure every cent of the helmet bid goes to Starlight."
Revolution Racegear Managing Director, Dale Rodgers, was more than happy to donate the helmet for such a great cause.
"I have applauded Russell and Caltex in the past for their work for Starlight and we were delighted to help out when this idea was put forward," said Rodgers.
"I am sure it will create an enormous amount of interest in and out of racing circles.
"To have four former champions and 11 Bathurst winners on a one-off piece of memorabilia is a pretty special thing."
Ingall raised $8000 for the Starlight Children's Foundation when he auctioned one of his genuine racing helmets as part of his 100th round celebrations.
He teamed with Dunlop to auction two tyres from his championship-winning car earlier this year and was able to hand over another cheque to Starlight for just under $9000.
To bid on the helmet, fans need to go to www.russellingall.com.au , click on the auction section and register.
ABOUT THE STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA
The Starlight Children's Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to brighten the lives of all seriously ill & hospitalised children and their families, throughout Australia. Starlight's 'distractive therapy' approach delivers sick children and their families innovative programs that restore the fun, laughter and joy that serious illness takes away. These programs are designed to be an integral part of the total health care of children.
The hospital programs include Starlight Express Rooms, Starlight Fun Centres and Starlight Express Vans - geared to deliver fun and entertainment to hospitalised children around the country.
Out of hospital, Starlight's Wishgranting program grants the wishes of children aged four to eighteen who suffer from any serious illness, and meet the criteria. Starlight Escapes provides the children and their families with fun group outings and activities, throughout the year.