Brumos Book Auction Proceeds to Benefit Piston Foundation

Brumos Book Auction Proceeds to Benefit Piston Foundation | THE SHOPThe Piston Foundation will receive 100% of the proceeds of a Bring a Trailer charity auction of the “Ultimate Artists Edition” of Sean Cridland’s book, “Brumos: An American Racing Icon,” the organization announced.

Bidding on the book, a four-volume set wrapped in original artwork by motorsports artist Thiago Romero, is now live and will end on May 1. The proceeds, including the five percent BaT buyer’s fee, will be donated to the Piston Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

This original “Ultimate Artists Edition” of Sean Cridland’s book that documents the 120-year history of the American Porsche racing team is one of 12 special editions Cridland commissioned from famous artists. He has then offered them to charitable organizations to auction for their benefit.

Romero’s artwork focuses on the late race-car driver Peter Gregg, whose name is synonymous with the Brumos brand since the 1970s, depicting Gregg’s helmet as it would have been placed in pit lane, waiting for him to put on before his next driving shift, the organization said.

Romero’s technique of “abstract expressionism” is evident in his design, the foundation said, which includes the Brumos colors, the number 59, and an image of Gregg working on his all-conquering Porsche 935, as he drove to championships in 1977-79.

The limited edition also includes an extra volume with 96 pages of photos of all the Brumos drivers, crew members, and cars.

This set is also signed by the artist, and, in the Collectors Supplement, is signed by Hurley Haywood, Roger Penske, Jan Brundage, Jack Atkinson, Dano Davis, Jim Busby, Jennifer Johnson, Deborah Gregg, Susan Snodgrass, Kerry Morse, Richard Baron and Sean Cridland.

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