After the mains were over, I collected some items from some of the drivers to auction off on eBay. I asked the drivers for an autographed painted body from the event.
Chris Tossolini was the first guy in, he told me Thursday night to come over after the mains. He signed a body for me and that started the ball rolling. For those of you who have never talked to Chris, he is top notch.
Then I got a body from Current World Champion Marc Rheinard, one of the nicest guys ever. He broke his car in one of the practice heats on the first lap, and I saw him on the back of the drivers stand bent over laughing.
Then Atsushi Hara signed one of his practice bodies, and it just kept snowballing from there.
David Jun from Tamiya USA http://www.tamiyausa.com
donated his Tamiya body. Then a few minutes later he brought over his ENTIRE CAR
This car is in MINT condition, with a LRP
speed control, Futaba
Receiver, and Futaba
Servo. And then he came back a few minutes later with a battery and a Trinity motor. Both David and Tamiya are FIRST CLASS. Thank you David.
The bodies are going to be back here in Milwaukee in about 10 days, so I will post eBay information when I get the bodies.
As for David Jun's car, I brought that back in my luggage, so I will take a bunch of pictures and get that auction rolling in a few days after I catch up on emails, phone calls and sleep.
Also, a few teams said they would ship me some goodies, so I may have even more stuff soon. Please check back to this IntChamps thread often for details.
And if you would like to donate something for my auctions, please feel free to contact me.
I plan to give all of the money to the Red Cross.
a BIG "Thank you" to all who donated. I will list all of the racers after the bodies arrive back from Sunny (and HOT!) Las Vegas.