Stinger Indy car auction generates $900,000 for charity

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Stinger is a modern tribute to first Indy 500 winner, the Marmon Wasp
Stinger is a modern tribute to first Indy 500 winner, the Marmon Wasp

With Barrett-Jackson’s lead auctioneer Joseph Mast wielding the gavel, The Stinger, an Indy car autographed by 249 Indy 500 racers, sold for $900,000 last week with all funds going to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

The car was purchased by The Century Club, a group led by Indiana trucking company owner and former Indy car team owner Jeff Stoops. The car will be donated by the group to the museum at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In addition to the sale of The Stinger, other items sold at a special auction held in Indianapolis generated more than $1 million for the hospital.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.