Firesuits from memorable races among new items on Wilson Children's Fund auction site


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

Negri's signed firesuit from that endurance race is among the featured items this week up for bid on the Wilson Children's Fund 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.

CLICK HERE to view and bid on unique items this week, including a race-worn and signed Lewis Hamilton firesuit and a Firestone display tire signed by all 33 starters in the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

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 – painted live Aug. 31 at the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration – are available by clicking HERE, with $100 of each print sold contributed to the fund.

Tribute T-shirts are available by clicking HERE, with proceeds also directed to the fund.

Contributions can be made directly to the fund by clicking HERE or by mail to: Wilson Children’s Fund, c/o Forum Credit Union, PO Box 50738, Indianapolis, IN 46250-0738.

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