Road 2 Recovery (R2R), the official charity of the Pro Motocross Championship, announced that the highly anticipated Brian Barnes’ Moto Museum Collection Auction kicked off in conjunction with the opening round of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the KTM Fox Raceway National. This unprecedented two-part auction features more than 340 exceptional and exclusive items up for grabs, ranging from race-worn and autographed jerseys of once-in-a-lifetime significance to a few “buy it now” pieces for the casual fan or novice collector. The scale of this auction is unparalleled, thanks to the exceptional generosity of Brian Barnes, the legendary former public address announcer for Washougal MX Park, who graciously donated his entire Moto Museum Collection in support of R2R’s mission to contribute to the betterment of the motocross community.
The Brian Barnes Moto Museum Collection represents the single-largest memorabilia donation to Road 2 Recovery in the non-profit’s history, which will make these auctions groundbreaking events. Due to the sheer magnitude of the items available, the inventory is divided into two online auctions, both available exclusively on MXLocker.com. The first auction begins May 27 and will run for seven days. The second will launch on Saturday, July 22, coinciding with the MotoSport.com Washougal National, and will feature items of historic significance linked to the iconic racetrack.
Barnes, who has become one of the industry’s most beloved figures over the past 40 years, is the benefactor behind this momentous donation and auction. His profound contributions to the sport as an event presenter, announcer and assistant to the Washougal owners have left an indelible mark on American motocross.
“I would like to thank all of the individuals and riders who contributed to this collection over the years. The memories associated with them helped me enjoy a dream career,” said Barnes. “These auctioned items will assist injured riders in need, and there’s no one better to make sure they receive the support they deserve than Road 2 Recovery. Please give generously. Thank you to all the amazing and selfless members of our industry and our incredibly loyal fans who are always willing to lend their support to a worthwhile cause.”
In honor of Barnes’ contributions and the provenance of this exceptional collection, Road 2 Recovery is creating a digital museum showcasing his collection. This virtual showcase will launch on Road2Recovery.com starting Tuesday, May 30. Each item in the collection will be digitally displayed with detailed historical significance. For the first time, fans can view the collection online, learn about Brian’s enduring passion for the sport and delve into the rich history of each piece in this remarkable collection.
Road 2 Recovery expresses its deep gratitude for Brian’s astonishingly generous donation. This unprecedented contribution will significantly impact the support provided to injured athletes.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of motocross history. To review all the items and place your bids, go to MXLocker.com. It’s more than just an auction; it’s a chance to be part of the legacy!