September 22, 2005
Robby Gordon's Million Dollar Helmet(Filed under: Extracurricular)
Who would have thought a tempter tantrum could be worth so much money? After Robby Gordon (yes, it's Robby with a 'y' not Robbie Gordon) whipped his helmet at Michael Waltrip's car in Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race in New Hampshire, Gordon decided to auction off the helmet for charity. Bids had reached $10 million before eBay had to step in and call off the auction for bogus bidding.
Gordon later relisted the helmet with better credentials and bidder verification, starting the bidding at $5,000. With one day 22 hours left in the auction the bidding was up to $55,600. All of the money will be donated to Harrah's hurricane relief effort.
Seems like Robby Gordon should be raising money to pay for his fines. Or maybe some anger management classes (he should talk to Tony Stewart). But if somebody doesn't do something it's only a matter of time until we'll be cleaning up after another bout of Hurricane Robby. He did have the most wrecks of all drivers in 2004 (17 crashes, which is 47% of the races). Or maybe Robby Gordon is just upset that people keep spelling his name Robbie Gordon.
Posted by kevin at September 22, 2005 10:22 PM
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I loved your comment about the spelling of his name, becuase unfortinatly it is true. by the way also liked the "Hurricane Robby" comment.
Posted by: Alyssa at November 21, 2005 7:26 AM