Automotive auction platform and enthusiast community Bring a Trailer (BaT) and global lubricant brand Pennzoil have teamed up with world-renowned car culture and commercial automotive photographer Larry Chen on a special charity auction to benefit the 43 Institute charity that’s carrying on Ken Block’s legacy.
The winner of the auction will receive a full-day photo shoot with Larry Chen, and all proceeds will go directly to support Block’s “legacy of creating paths of opportunity for the exceptionally driven who may lack the proper support system for growth and success,” according to the companies.
The seven-day no-reserve auction ends on Friday, Nov. 17. The winner will enjoy a full-day photo shoot of their vehicle or collection with Chen anywhere in the United States, receiving 50 edited digital photographs and four select 24-by-36-inch signed prints.
The entire sale price, including the 5% BaT buyer’s fee, will go directly to the 43 Institute. Pennzoil will provide additional support, including fees and travel costs.
“I would not be where I am today without Ken Block. I pushed super-hard to get the best imagery possible whenever I was shooting Ken, whether he was racing or working on the many large-scale Gymkhana-style productions. This put my photography on the world stage and cemented my pictures into car culture history,” said Chen. “We all dearly miss him so much in the enthusiast community and doing this charity shoot is the smallest way I can honor him today.”
The auction is hosted by Pennzoil as part of its partnership with BaT to support a shared passion for enthusiast vehicles and the experiences enjoyed by their drivers through the brand’s “Long May We Drive” philosophy.
“Larry’s work is admired and loved by car enthusiasts the world over, and we are thrilled to work with him and Pennzoil on this special auction,” said Randy Nonnenberg, co-founder and president of Bring a Trailer. “Bringing our respective communities together to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the winner while supporting the legacy of one of our generation’s most well-known athletes is truly special.”
Bidding is now open, and additional details and parameters are available on the auction listing page.