Auction for journalist Andrew Trevitt

Sport Rider editor injured in November accident

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 17, 2009
The motorcycling community is rallying to support motojournalist Andrew Trevitt who suffered serious injuries in an accident in November.

A silent auction on March 6 during Daytona Bike Week will help to raise funds to support Trevitt, senior editor of Sport Rider magazine.

The auction will be held in conjunction with the “Bike Nite in the Daylite” motorcycle show in Kawasaki’s display area at Daytona International Speedway. Auction items will include signed racing memorabilia and other moto-centric items. All proceeds will go to Trevitt to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation and support.

Andrew Trevitt continues his recovery from his Nov. 10 2008 accident.“Despite the incredibly difficult circumstances, Andrew’s steadfast positive attitude has been an absolute inspiration to us all,” says Kent Kunitsugu, editor-in-chief of Sport Rider. “Typical of his ‘can-do’ outlook, he’ll be returning to the magazine and contributing as soon as he’s able … which will be sooner than everyone thinks. He would also like to sincerely thank everyone who’s sent in words of encouragement and prayers.”

Trevitt underwent several surgeries and had an extended stay in the intensive care unit following the accident. Trevitt was testing tires on a stretch of highway north of Los Angeles, Calif. when a car reportedly made an illegal U-turn.

Nicknamed “The Geek” for his background in engineering, Trevitt is a former Canadian National 250GP road racing champion with more than 30 years of riding and racing experience.

To view updates on Trevitt’s recovery, visit his blog at: http://getwelltrev.blogspot.com/.