The latest list of items for the annual Chris Jones Fund Auction, to be held on Saturday night at this weekend's Brands Hatch BSB season finale, has been announced.
The star prize will be a John McGuinness TT HM Plant replica Honda Fireblade. There are only ten of these bikes in existence and this bike is Number 1. The paint scheme is exactly the same as John used on his way to becoming the fastest ever person around the Isle of Man TT Circuit in 2007 - for more details on the bike see www.cjnine.com - reserve price is £10,000.
Another exclusive prize is a limited edition Stamp Collection, kindly donated by NW200 Ducati front man Alistair Kennedy. It is one of only 100 prints and is number 18. This was made especially for the Centenary IOM TT in 2007 and includes signatures from the following riders: Molyneux, Read, Readman, Tony Rutter, Surtess, Murray Walker, Agostini, Crosby, Robert Dunlop, Geoff Duke, Fogarty, Grant, Lougher, McCallen, McGuinness, Sammy Miller plus many other great racers from over the decades. It also includes Stamps with the late Joey Dunlop and David Jefferies - reserve price is £1000.
Other Auction items up for grabs include:
Troy Bayliss signed canvas
Leon Camier signed canvas
Glen Richard's 'Jonesy 18' Helmet as worn at Knockhill
Various signed items from Shakey Byrne
HM Plant clothing signed by Haslam and Crutchlow
Signed Brogan Leathers
Signed Brogan Helmet
Helmet signed by Walker, Hill, Jonesy, Chili, Toseland, Smart, Corser, Biaggi, Bayliss, Haga, McGuinness & other
Helmet signed by Shakey, Jonesy, Hill, Rea, McConnell, Haslam, Brogan, Toseland, Harris, Easton, Reynolds, Sykes, McGuinness & others
Leather Jacket signed by Nicky Hayden, Melandri, Lavilla, Mamola, Vermeulen, Stoner & others
Signed Agostini Shirt
Signed Rossi Cap
Various signed pictures
Ducati cycling shirt signed by Shakey, Camier, Rutter and J Laverty
2 x VIP Passes to any BSB Round with HM Plant Honda 2009 - reserve £200
2 x VIP Passes with Jewson's at Donington BSB 2009 - reserve £200
2 x VIP Passes with GSE Yamaha to any round in 2009 - reserve £200
2 x VIP Passes with MSS Kawasaki for any round in 09 - reserve - £200
2 x Entry passes for any event at Silverstone in 09 excluding the F1 - reserve £100
Bayliss signed helmet (plus other signatures) - reserve £500
Signed helmet with 47 signatures including Steve Hislop - reserve - £1800
Signed McGuinness 100 Year IOM TT Stamps, Ltd Edition, signed minutes after McGuinness became the fastest man around the TT Circuit.
Bayliss Oil painting - unsigned
John McGuinness Original signed Oil Painting
Signed one off original of Kiyonari
Signed John Hopkins picture (Kawasaki)
KBC Helmet Voucher
Signed Chris Vermeulen Rizla Shirt
Signed Chris Walker picture
The CJ Fund will also be collecting a number of signed items at Brands and is hoping there will be some bigger prizes donated over the weekend. The Fund will be accepting credit/debit cards or cash on the evening.
This year the Fund will also be accepting telephone bids for the first time. Customers must register at least one hour prior to the start of the auction and leave a contact phone number and credit card details. When a chosen item is about to be auctioned they will receive a call and the bidding will start. If they are the winning bid they must be prepared to pay at the drop of the hammer. The number to register details is 07792 858851.
So far the CJ Fund has provided the British Superbike Championship medical centre with an X-ray Machine, Ice Machine, an Ultra Sound Machine (on trial), three phyios and radiologists. See www.cjnine.com for comments from the riders who have benefitted from the CJ Fund this year.