July 7 2007.
Friends of Gus Scott, the much-missed road-tester, racer and journalist, are seeking items to auction in an up-coming event to raise money for his 10-year-old daughter.
Scott, 40, died on the second lap of this year's Senior TT on the exit of Kirk Michael after a collision with a marshall who was on the circuit.
Precise details on where and when the event will be held are yet to be announced, but a number of items, generously donated by Gus' friends in the industry will be auctioned off to raise money for a trust-fund for his 10-year-old daughter Yasmin.
At the moment the plan is for an on-line auction to take place as a pre-cursor to the actual 'live' auction event which will be held later this summer.
Bertie Simmonds, who is assisting in getting together items for the auction, said: "The response so far has been superb - especially with Harley-Davidson UK supplying a ¬£6000 Buell Lightning CityX which will be the star attraction for the auction. We've also had lots of support from Alpinestars, who have donated a set of Noryuki Haga's leathers, as well as offers of prizes from all of Gus' friends in the British and World racing paddocks."
As well as the Buell motorcycle and Alpinestars leathers, prizes so far include signed Isle of Man TT DVDs donated by Duke Marketing, VIP tickets to a BSB race as guest of Virgin Yamaha, tyres from Bridgestone, bike kit from Oxford Products, a signed lid from AGV, a one-off sprayed lid from Rich-Art helmet sprayers, signed boots from James Toseland as well as kit and goodies from Foggy Petronas teamsters Garry McCoy and Steve Martin.
Anyone wishing to donate any items or find out more details of the up-coming event can contact Bertie on: or ring him on: 07899 961912