Story launches motorsport memorabilia auction

30 May
Extensive offering of F1 and Supercars memorabilia, from Webber to Schumacher, and McLaughlin
3 mins by James Pavey
  • Dr Ryan Story launches Motorsport Memorabilia Auction

  • Auction features extensive offering of F1 and Supercars memorabilia

  • McLaughlin 2017 Bathurst pole lap wheels and tyres included

Dr Ryan Story has announced the launch of his Motorsport Memorabilia Auction, which features an extensive offering of Formula 1 and Supercars memorabilia.

Story, co-owner and Team Principal of the Shell V-Power Racing Team, is also a noted philanthropist. Last year, he launched The Ryan Story Worthy Causes Fund, specifically benefiting Camp Quality and the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.

Story has teamed up with Donington Auctions, for the latest timed online auction, which gets underway on June 17 and concludes on June 30.

Every bid and all vendor proceeds of this auction will be donated to The Ryan Story Worthy Causes Fund. The Motorsport Memorabilia Auction will be conducted online, with registrations taken at charityauction.org.au.

The auction, which has a target of $200,000, includes an original autographed Mark Webber driving suit from his Jaguar F1 era, and Scott McLaughlin’s 2020 Supercars title-winning suit.

The set of wheels and tyres that helped McLaughlin to a record-breaking Bathurst pole in 2017 are estimated to surpass $15,000.

“Philanthropy has always been a passion of mine, but my time as an ambassador for Camp Quality and the Prostate Cancer Foundation has reaffirmed just how important giving back is,” Story explained.

"These organisations help ordinary Australians who are facing extraordinary circumstances and seeing first-hand the positive impact they have motivated me to launch the Ryan Story Worthy Causes Fund in 2023.

"When I launched the Worthy Causes Fund last year, I wanted to have a major fundraising effort annually in addition to my own contributions.


"I’ve kept a number of items that hold significant personal value and with a collection so large that it needs its own warehouse, why not auction the lot for charity."

Anne Savage, Chief Executive Officer, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, said: "We are extremely grateful to Ryan Story and the Worthy Causes Fund for making such a remarkable contribution to the work of PCFA.

"Ryan Story’s unyielding passion for supporting Australian men and families impacted by prostate cancer is truly commendable.

"Ryan has gone above and beyond to guide our growth and expand our reach over the past three years, establishing himself as one of Australia’s great philanthropists.

"The Motorsport Memorabilia Auction will make a significant difference to our mission, funding life-saving research, awareness, and support. We thank Ryan for his generosity and brilliance.”

Deborah Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Camp Quality, added: "Camp Quality is incredibly grateful to long-time ambassador Ryan Story for raising much-needed funds for kids and their families impacted by cancer.

"It is extraordinary people like Ryan who make it possible for Camp Quality to support families from the moment they receive the devastating news their child has cancer, through every step of the cancer journey.

"The auctioning of Ryan’s legendary motorsport memorabilia is sure to excite motorsport fans around the country and we look forward to seeing who wins the valuable kit."

Cameron Sabine, Donington Auctions Director, said: "For the dedicated Scott McLaughlin or Dick Johnson fan, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase some significant and historic memorabilia and artefacts, many of them unique.

"Dr Story’s collection will also have broad appeal to Formula 1 enthusiasts too with Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and our own Australian stars Daniel Ricciardo and Mark Webber among the names associated with an eclectic mix of Grand Prix auction items."

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