Andrew Trevitt Benefit Auction Receives Overwhelming Response

Motorcycle Industry Contributes Over 300 Items!

An outpouring of support from the entire motorcycle industry has resulted in the donation of more than 300 items to support the live Daytona and eBay benefit auctions for Sport Rider senior editor Andrew Trevitt. A selection of the coolest, most unique and valuable items will be on-hand for a special silent auction on Friday, March 6th in Kawasaki's product display at Daytona. As many of you are probably aware of by now, Trevitt suffered catastrophic injuries in a bike/car accident last November. After multiple surgeries and an extended stay in the intensive care unit, Trevitt now faces a long road to recovery and is currently undergoing physical rehabilitation.

Daytona silent auction items include a one-of-a-kind Cycle World magazine custom big-twin sportbike, a Motorcycle-USA.com custom "Barry Sheene tribute" 2008 GSX-R750 superbike, Ben Spies' custom 2007 Alpinestars AMA Superbike leathers, MotoGP star Marco Melandri's custom 2007 Spidi MotoGP race leathers, Rickey Gadson's custom 2008 Joe Rocket drag race leathers, Steve Rapp's custom 2008 Dainese Daytona 200 race leathers, and a large assortment of autographed memorabilia signed by legends like: Giacomo Agostini, Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Randy Mamola, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden, Tommy Hayden, Roger Hayden, Matt Mladin, Scott Russell, Miguel DuHamel, Jamie Hacking, Eric Bostrom, Ryan Villopoto, Tim Ferry, Richard Childress, Jeff Burton, Casey Mears, Clint Boyer, and Kevin Harvick.

The live auction will run from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., adjacent to the "Bike Nite in the Daylite" public motorcycle show in Kawasaki's product display at Daytona International Speedway. Written "silent" bids will be accepted in person at the display and winning bidders will be contacted on Friday evening, prior to the start of the Daytona 200.

Hundreds of additional memorabilia, gear and apparel items will be listed in separate Trevitt benefit eBay auctions throughout the months of March and April. eBay items scheduled for posting during Bikeweek include: The two custom bikes listed above, Angels & Airwaves' "big-baby" Taylor acoustic guitar (was used by A&A; to write several new songs while on tour), a set of Ryan Dungey's autographed rookie season MX gear, a Honda SX Team shirt autographed by '09 team riders, a limited 1-of-3 artist signed & framed Adam Campbell photo of Mike Metzger back flipping his way into history over the fountain at Caesar's Palace, a new set of Kushitani Kawasaki racing leathers, and dozens of motorcycle accessories and apparel items.New Trevitt-Benefit eBay auction items will continue to be added throughout the months of March and April. For a look at what's currently posted on eBay, please go to: http://motors.shop.ebay.com/merchant/trevitt-benefit.All proceeds will be passed along to Trevitt, to help cover his medical expenses, rehabilitation and support. A huge thanks goes out to Jan and everyone at Kawasaki Motor Corp USA for their incredible compassion and support for organizing this event, as well as everyone who has donated to the auction and getwelltrev fund.

To view updates on Andrew's progress, please visit his recovery blog at: Please visit Kawasaki.com for more information on the Andrew Trevitt Benefit. To donate auction items, please contact Russ Brenan at Kawasaki (949) 770-0400 ext.2726, or email: russel.brenan@kmc-usa.com