Dean Adams, the driving force behind the outstanding Superbikeplanet.com website, is auctioning off some of the motorcycle racing memorabilia he has collected over the many years he has been working as a journalist, the proceeds of which go to the Merlyn Plumlee scholarship fund. The fund was set up after the sad demise of Merlyn Plumlee, the former Honda AMA crew chief, widely touted as one of the best ever to wield a clipboard and spanner.
The latest item to be auctioned off is a unique piece of MotoGP history: a set of leathers worn by 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden during his championship campaign. The leathers are signed by Hayden, who won the AMA Superbike title with Plumlee in his garage. Current bidding (as of February 28th) stands at $3,380, which given the continuing weakness of the US Dollar, is a real bargain for a European racing fan. The auction is due to run until March 9th, so you still have plenty of time to obtain a remarkable keepsake.
Adams will be auctioning off several more items over the course of the year, so keep an eye out for his other items on eBay.