Frank Washington is a colleague of ours here at The Car Connection, so you'll understand when we were outraged that he was attacked on the streets of his hometown, Detroit, and left severely injured.
Like many journalists, Washington is a freelancer. And since he's unable to work while he recovers from his injuries -- his attackers broke nearly every bone in his face, requiring extensive surgery -- spy photographer Brenda Priddy and other auto journalists have gotten together to auction some cool auto-related stuff to benefit Washington's recovery.
The eBay auctions include items like 5 Dodge Challenger prototype pistol grip shifters; 2 original framed mid-engine Corvette sketches from the Corvette design studio, circa 1973; a rare BMW sculpture donated by spy photographer Jim Dunne; a $1200 Michelin gift certificate, and a five-hour Bob Bondurant driving class.
All proceeds from this auction will go directly to the Frank Washington Fund at Charter One Bank. Bid often -- and bid a lot.