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DARRELL “BUBBA” WALLACE JR.’S HISTORIC DAYTONA 500 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZLI TO BE SOLD AT MUSICARES® FOUNDATION CHARITY AUCTION
NASCAR Star’s “No. 43” Joins Celebrity lineup of One-of-A-Kind Items Being Donated by Barbra Streisand, Bill Wyman, Billie Eilish, Billy Gibbons, Blake Shelton, Brandon Flowers, Carlos Santana, Carole King, Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, John Stamos, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Patti Smith, Rick Fox, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones, Tony Iommi, Willie Nelson and More to Support the Music Community
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2020
Los Angeles, California – (July 2nd, 2020)
Julien’s Auctions announced today that NASCAR star Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.’s 2018 DAYTONA 500 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will join the winners circle of items to be sold at the MusiCares Auction
, taking place Wednesday, September 9th
live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com
On February 18th, 2018, the Richard Petty Motorsports driver drove this car in his first DAYTONA 500 and became the highest finishing rookie in their DAYTONA debut as well as the highest finishing African-American driver in the 60-year history of the ’Great American Race.’ The No. 43 Click n’ Close Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 features the chassis, body, and interior of the race car exactly as when the car was rolled-off the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. In preparation for the DAYTONA 500, extra care and detail were given to the car’s body, including wind tunnel testing.
The car joins the previously announced auction lineup of items offered by artists, athletes and entertainers that includes Barbra Streisand, Bill Wyman, Billie Eilish, Billy Gibbons, Blake Shelton, Brandon Flowers, Carlos Santana, Carole King, Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, John Stamos, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Patti Smith, Rick Fox, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones, Tony Iommi, Willie Nelson and more in a charity auction to benefit MusiCares, the charitable foundation of the Recording Academy®, to provide aid to artists and music community professionals devastated by the Coronavirus and other needs or services. Half of the car sale’s proceeds will go towards MusiCares and the other half to The Petty Family Foundation, which provides financial support to organizations that serve children and Veterans and is dedicated to driving forward positive change in the North Carolina Piedmont-Triad community.
Since 2018, Wallace has been Richard Petty Motorsports full-time driver of the iconic No. 43, Richard Petty’s trademark number as the most decorated driver in NASCAR history. Mr. Petty’s illustrious career includes a record number 200 career victories, over 700 top-10 finishes in 1,184 starts, seven DAYTONA 500 wins and seven NASCAR Cup Series championships. Today, Wallace is established as one of NASCAR’s top drivers with six series wins and is the first African-American driver since Wendell Scott to win a NASCAR national series race in 1963. This historic car is signed by Wallace himself (photo below) and valued between $40,000 - $60,000.
“This very special car and I made history together,” Wallace said. “It was my first DAYTONA 500 and there was so much hype going into the race. I’m happy that this car will now go towards helping so many others land back on their feet and pursue their dreams like it did for me.”
The “auction house to the stars” is calling on all musical artists, celebrities, and other public figures during their “stay at home” experiences to help support these efforts by donating iconic items and memorabilia from their life and career for the auction.
Designated lots will share proceeds with MusiCares and the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund, including items signed by artists who have played Opry shows without an audience in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donations should be sent to FedEx, UPS or mail items to Julien’s Auctions at the following address by July 10th:
Attn: MusiCares Relief Fund Auction
8630 Hayden Place
Culver City, CA 90232
Julien’s Auctions and MusiCares are also inviting artists, public figures and celebrities to encourage others to donate by sharing videos and images of pulling items from their closet, studio or archives with Facebook and Twitter hashtags: @MusiCares & @JuliensAuctions and Instagram: @MusiCares & @Juliens_Auctions.
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy® to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of donors and volunteer professionals, their dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs. For more information please visit www.MusiCares.org.
ABOUT THE PETTY FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Petty Family Foundation has a strong belief in family values, integrity, education, and compassion for others. It is these ideals upon which the Petty Family Foundation was built. We aspire to enrich the lives of families affected by serious illness and injury through a variety of charitable events and educational programs. With the help of others, the Petty Family Foundation will build stronger communities as well as bring joy to the lives of those in need. This is our enduring legacy. The Petty name is synonymous with grace, achievement, and philanthropy. While it is the winningest surname in NASCAR history, the Petty legacy extends far beyond success on the track. After a long day behind the wheel, when the sport was just a fledgling series, Richard Petty could be observed signing autographs for children who took the time to stand in line. A fortunate few grew up to become NASCAR drivers themselves. All became lifelong fans, the signatures obtained in their youth evidence they had been in the presence of greatness. During a time when a driver’s wife went largely unseen, Lynda Petty was busy helping to found the Women’s Auxiliary of Motorsports. The Petty family legacy in the sport of NASCAR is undeniable. Today, the Petty Family Foundation is leading the race to make a lasting difference in the lives of those in need. pettyfamilyfoundation.org
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Monday, August 31st – Friday, September 11th, 2020
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JULIEN'S AUCTIONS LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
MusiCares Relief Fund Auction
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
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