Dirt Diggers North M.C. Ramps Up Ernesto Fonseca Auction On Ebay

June 8, 2006 12:41pm

A virtual smorgasbord of unreal items await motocross fans with 100-percent of the proceeds going to Ernesto

PRAIRIE CITY, Calif., (June 8, 2006) – The Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club (DDNMC), producers and promoters of the recent 38th annual Honda Hangtown Classic, announced today the items available for the ebay auction to be held for injured rider Ernesto Fonseca.

The Hangtown Fonseca Benefit Auction, which begins Wednesday, June 14th on ebay (Keywords: Hangtown Ernesto Fonseca Auction), features a superb list of donated items sure to fascinate motocross fans worldwide.

“The intent was to auction all of these items off after the Hangtown Classic last month,” said DDNMC member David Harvey who’s spearheading the auction. “But with the rain and all we didn’t get the turnout we expected. So we auctioned off a few items and, along with some additional items that have since been donated, we’re taking the benefit global for Ernesto on ebay.”

Some of the items to be auctioned by the DDNMC & Hangtown for Fonseca’s benefit include:

Ricky Carmichael’s pants, jersey & boots
Chad Reed’s pants, jersey & boots
James Stewart’s “Jamestown” Fox pants & jersey
Several signed Paul Buckley photographs (RC, Reed, Davi Millsaps & Fonseca)
A complete Yoshimura Ti exhaust system
A signed picture from MX legend Chuck Sun saying “Ernie Rules!”
Hangtown ’06 calendar with Lites class podium signatures
Various signed pants & jerseys (Kevin Windham, Brian Deegan, Andrew Short, Millsaps)
DDNMC “Keep Fighting” Fonseca banner flown over the Hangtown Classic
DDNMC jersey signed by Bob “Hurricane” Hannah
Signed skateboard decks from skate icon Steve Caballero

All of this unreal swag will be leading up to the auction of Fonseca’s own Answer pants with the memorable “Fonzy” butt patch logo, a set of Fonseca’s Oakley goggles and a his No. 10 jersey worn during this year’s supercross series, his last set of Alpinestars Tech 8 boots and Shoei helmet worn during the Indianapolis Supercross.

“All of the proceeds, along with Off-Road Outlets’ (which sold Fonseca wrist bands at the Hangtown Classic), will go to help Ernesto with whatever he needs,” said Harvey. “The Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club banded together and all helped out on this and we hope it brings a smile to Ernesto’s face, and that he can come back to the 39th annual Honda Hangtown Classic next year to hang out with our great fans and watch the races.”

The 38th annual Honda Hangtown Classic, presented by Off-Road Outlets and Gamel RV, kicked off with the Hangtown Amateur Days and wound up another resounding success. For further information on Hangtown, the DDNMC and Ernesto Fonseca’s auction items, please check out www.hangtownmx.com

For more information on the 39th annual Honda Hangtown Classic, contact HPPR’s Pat Schutte at (734) 369-2170 and pat@highprofilepr.com.