Museum to auction off exhibit items

‘MotoStars’ auction will benefit charities

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 21, 2008
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum will be auctioning off pieces from its ‘MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles’ exhibit for charity.

The auction will be held June 27 during the opening weekend of the MotoStars exhibit which recognizes celebrities who have made significant contributions to motorcycle culture. Advanced bidding is available May 21-June 25 at http://www.motorcyclemuseum.cmarket.com/ for those who cannot attend the live auction at the museum in Pickerington, Ohio.

Proceeds from the auction will go towards charities selected by the items’ donors.

One item that is expected to draw some interest is a five-foot tall statue of ‘Peanuts’ character Snoopy dressed as one of his alter-egos ‘Joe Motocross’. The statue honors cartoonist Charles M. Schulz for the book and animated TV special You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown which features Snoopy and Charlie Brown competing in a motocross race. Proceeds from the statue’s auction will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids program.

Another item that will benefit the PBTF is a 2006 Honda VTX1300 ridden by actor Francesco Quinn in the Quentin Tarantino film ‘Hell Ride’. Quinn, son of actor Anthony Quinn, will autograph the bike for the auction winner.

A guitar donated by Grammy-winning musician Keith Urban will also be up for bids with proceeds going to the non-profit Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum.

Tickets for the auction are available at http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/ for $100.

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