27. January 2006 · Comments Off on If I Had Only An Extra $50.4K Floating Around · Categories: General, That's Entertainment!

With only 3 bids entered, a spot in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race went for only $50,350.00 on eBay. The deal includes…

[…use] of a new, race-ready Scion tC, hitting more than 100 mph in the 10-lap sprint over the legendary 1.97-mile, 11-turn Long Beach street circuit, running fender-to-fender with a group of to-be-announced celebrities from movies, TV and sports, as well as professional drivers. Bidding starts at $50,000.

Past celebrities in the race have included George Lucas, Cameron Diaz, Gene Hackman, Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno, John Elway and Ashley Judd, along with professionals Danica Patrick, Scott Pruett and Parnelli Jones.

The high bidder also receives, courtesy of Toyota:

  • Four days of professional driver’s training at Fast Lane Driving School, Rosamond, CA,
  • Pre-event Press Day prior to race weekend and other media activities,
  • Custom-made driving gear, including suit, shoes, gloves and helmet,
  • First-class air fare and hotel accommodations for training, press day and race weekend, with ground transportation for race related events only,
  • A $5,000 donation from Toyota in the high bidder’s name to “Racing for Kids,” a national program benefiting two children’s hospitals in Southern California, and
  • A VIP pass for 2 for a private celebrity event immediately following the Saturday, April 8.

All procedes go to the Grand Prix Foundation of Long Beach.

As for me, it looks like I’ll be catching the OCTA 60 into town to watch the race from a streetcorner. 🙂

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