Grandview, MO (PRWEB) December 11, 2006
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon has given up one of his favorite firesuits from the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup season, for an online auction benefiting The Jeff Gordon Foundation. At press time, the DuPont Hot Hues firesuit had a high bid in excess of $6,000, with almost a week left before the auction closes.
The online auction is being hosted by GoMotorBids.com, the official online auction house of The Jeff Gordon Foundation and Jeff Gordon, Inc. As part of a high-profile promotion with Gordon's primary sponsor DuPont, he wore this particular firesuit and drove a specially painted #24 DuPont Hot Hues Monte Carlo in the Auto Club 500 at California and the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Hot Hues paint scheme was designed by revered car-customizer Chip Foose, and was by far the most popular special paint scheme with fans and collectors that Gordon ran all year. It was a personal favorite of Gordon's as well, so it's no coincidence that he ran this scheme in California and Indy, both places where he grew up and is considered a "hometown favorite."
"Jeff has such a passion for the work he does through his Foundation to support children, that providing the autographed Hot Hues firesuit for the auction was an easy decision," said Jules Moss, Business Development Manger for The Jeff Gordon Foundation. "Race-used firesuits are rare since so few are actually made for the driver, which makes this firesuit unique with its tie to the special paint scheme from the 2006 race season."
All of The Jeff Gordon Foundation online auctions have a starting bid of $1. With no minimum reserve price, the highest bidder will win. The firesuit will include a special Certificate of Authenticity, jointly crafted by Jeff Gordon, Inc. and GoMotorBids.com, which has been designed to thwart counterfeiters. For more information and to view the auction, visit http://www.GoMotorBids.com.
About The Jeff Gordon Foundation
The Jeff Gordon Foundation was established in December of 1999, by the four-time Cup Series Champion to support the physical, social and intellectual needs of children and their families. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Riley Hospital for Children, The Marrow Foundation in partnership with The Hendrick Marrow Program and the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital at NorthEast Medical Center. For more information, visit http://www.jeffgordonfoundation.org.
GoMotorbids.com is an online auction house that specializes only in automotive and racing collectibles and memorabilia. Their anti-fraud and bidder-protection policies have made them a trusted source amongst collectors.