Bid on Moss and Fangio poster for charity

Bid on Moss and Fangio poster for charity

William Jeanes is auctioning two items from memorabilia he collected during his years as editor of Car and Driver to benefit veteran auto journalist Bob Long and his family in their time of great need.

One is a replica poster, 28 x 19 and framed, from the 1954 German Grand Prix. The poster is signed by Sir Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio, both of whom drove the Mercedes streamliner depicted on the poster. “Alas,” Jeanes notes, “the Fangio signature is badly faded, but it’s there. I got it at Pebble Beach in the 1980s, and got Stirling’s at Amelia Island later on.”

The other item is a qualifying plaque from the 1973 Indianapolis 500. The plaque memorializes third place in the starting front row and belonged to Mark Donohue who gave it to Jeanes for reasons lost in their histories.

Every dime of the winning bid goes to Bob. William will pay the cost of shipping each item to the top bidders. You can make your bid on the autowriters website. You need to be registered/logged in to the site to bid. The auction will close and the winners will be notified on May 1. As soon as their payments clear, Autowriters.com will announce the results.

Bob Long has scoliosis that has gotten worse, and he needs back surgery. He can’t have serious back surgery with his heart problem, and he can’t have traditional heart valve replacement surgery because of his ribcage and back. Jeanes has graciously put these pieces of memorabilia signed by iconic race car drivers up for auction with a no reserve $200 start on each item.

If you would like to help Bob, at a lower price, please go to his gofundme page. Every dollar will go to Bob’s healthcare.

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