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Old 02-18-2008, 07:18 AM   #1
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IROC Closes Shop - Auction March 7, 8 in NJ

Thought you all might be interested in this.

With Crown Royal pulling their sponsorship from the IROC series, it is now defunct. As a result, they are auctioning off ALL of their assets!

Cars go up for bid on Saturday March 8, but ALL of the tools and equipment, must go.

If you are in the area and need a 500HP vehicle that is race ready - this is your chance.

If you need fabrication tools, hand tools, pnuematic tools, power tools or just about anything to build a race car...check it out!

If not, stop by and see the goodies.

I also understand that memoribilia will also be sold.

Details HERE: http://www.auctionlistservices.com/

A quick story from a friend of mine:

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My sister-in-law, Susan, works for IROC -- the International Race of Champions. Some of you probably know that after 30 years, they've lost their major sponsor -- Crown Royal -- which is now sponsoring various race teams. The loss was so late they had no time to find and sign a new sponsor, so they're closing shop.

Because of Susan, I've met the owners at the IROC shops in NJ in a nondescript industrial park and had a tour of the entire facilities -- it's toyland! The location has been a secret... until now. On the second weekend in March they will auction off all remaining assets, including parts, tools, and even the cars!

I did not know until a few months ago that a major "silent" partner in IROC is Roger Penske. Penske has already picked up the really rare IROC cars for his museum in AZ -- so the last remaining Mark Donohue Porsche IROC and slightly later Camaro are gone from what I've been told. Interesting note... In the late 70s and early 80s a doctor from NJ (Grabiak was his name, although the spelling might be wrong, bought one of the cars and ran with PCA Potomac at Summit. I took a bunch of shots of his car back in the day.) He had the first trailer I'd ever seen at a PCA event -- he was too cool in his electric blue Donohue 911.

I already have one of the race photos signed by all competitors at that race from the 1980s. It has Richard Petty's signature and Dale's! You'll see more of them on the web site for sale.



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