CRASH PANELS TO BE AUCTIONED FOR BUSHFIRE RELIEF

The Shell V-Power Racing Team will auction off the damaged panels from Scott McLaughlin’s massive Gold Coast 600 crash, with proceeds going to Bushfire relief and Camp Quality.

Also being auctioned is the rear bar assembly from the 2019 champion-elect’s car from Sunday’s Sandown 500.

The 42.7G crash at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit last month destroyed McLaughin’s Ford Mustang GT Supercar, and forced the team into a lightning six-day long new-car build in time for the Sandown 500.

The damaged panels from the written-off car will be offered via online auction.

McLaughlin said he is pleased to see the damaged parts being used to raise money for two very good causes.

“That crash was the biggest of my career and turned my Mustang into a crumpled wreck. I’m very glad to see this auction occur, and hope that everyone digs deep, so we can help out some vulnerable people doing it tough,” said McLaughlin.

Supercars legend and Shell V-Power Racing Team co-owner Dick Johnson said he was proud that the team could turn a negative such as the Gold Coast crash into a positive that could assist some important charity work.

“Watching that massive crash was a real heart-in-mouth moment, and then seeing the team put in that incredible effort to build Scott a new car in less than a week was pretty special. Now hopefully we can raise some much-needed funds for some inspirational people who need it most.”

Shell V-Power Racing Team Managing Director Ryan Story said it was a great opportunity to continue the charity work the team has done this year.

“We have been able to hold some great fundraisers this year for Camp Quality, and with this one we also wanted to raise some money to support all those being affected by the disastrous bush fires in NSW and Queensland right now.”

The auction is live now at https://www.authenticcollectables.com.au/collections/auction-items and will run until 22 November 2019.