[CR]Cirque Auction 07; Please read it all!


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From: "John Pergolizzi" <jtperry1@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 21:51:01 -0700
Subject: [CR]Cirque Auction 07; Please read it all!

Dearest list, This year's Cirque du Cyclisme Charity Auction will soon be upon us and it promises to be THE BEST yet!. This is the second anniversary of The Auction is an official Cirque event and rumors already abound of fantastic bicycles and components that will be offered up to the highest bidder that night!! Already John Slawta of Landshark has donated a custom built frame, Joe Bell (Giuseppe Campanello) a beautiful paint job, and Ted Ernst has dug out some chaska's and cycling ephemera. Commemorative posters from the NAHBS signed by the 29 most important people in the lugged steel world will be available and are now shown on the wooljersey web site. And that's only the start! The history of the auction from it's humble beginnings in the Battleground Inn 4th floor hallway to raising big bucks for charity is really pretty amazing and it's because of youse guys! I, John T.Pergolizzi am Auction organizer and chief auctioneer. Johnny Baron will act as auctioneer's 1st assistant and chief $ collector. Harvey Sachs will be taking up the slack as my voice goes south. Jamie Swan is auction consultant and official tag writer. Yes, each item will be tagged and numbered by lot. Boy, we're getting professional! Through the generous help of Morgan Fletcher, you can post and view some of this years booty at our online Auction catalogue of the hottest , most desirable items at The Wooljersy site! Go here to view and, most importantly, to post a photo of the items you will be selling at The Auction :

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/cirque-auction

Here's da rules:

-Please limit yourself to 4 photos of a bicycle. Make um good ones! -Please only post a maximum of 3 photos for a "rare" part -Only 2 photos for a "usual" part -items without reserve, or with reserve can be posted. Please DO NOT post $ reserve amounts. - a very concise description is recommended.

These rules are ment to to conserve bandwidth. You DO NOT need a password to post. I have editing capacity, so iffin ya don't stick to the rules, BIG BROTHER is watching!

As always, ALL I ask is that you donate at least a small percentage of the proceeds of your auctioned bits (20% minimum suggested of the sellers end) to charity. May a youse donate 100%. WOW! If you can't get to Greensboro, then feel free to send your donated greasy old parts to Dale's shop. Mark the box "Charity Auction Donation" and we will auction the parts off. Logistics make it too difficult to do this and send back $, so this service will be provided to "full donation" situations only. I thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter. Many, many sellers made very generous donations at the last three auctions to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation in 2004 (The Make a Wish Foundation thanks you all again for the $1,856.00 donation). and Operation Smile ( http://www.operationsmile.org ) in 2005 for the over $4,000.00 donation and in 2006 a $6,500.00 donation again to Operation Smile! Since 1982, Operation Smile's volunteers have provided free facial reconstructive surgery to tens of thousands of children and young adults in 25 developing countries and the United States. 90,000 children have been treated. 87% of cash and in-kind donations go directly to programs helping children. Operations cost $3,000 here, but only $250 overseas. That's 42 smiling faces my friends! This has become my favorite charity, so I hope you will all join me in helping to write THE BIG check to them again this year. I've posted letters from Operation Smile in relation to past Cirque du Cyclisme Charity Auctions on my wooljersey site. Please take a look:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi?page=3

Double click on the letter to get it real BIG! Over $12,000.00 for charity has been raised in total. Wow, what generous folks! I thank you all for the pleasure of making this auction happen.

This years schedule calls for the Charity Auction to take place on Friday night June 8,2007 and go till there just ain't nuth'n left to sell! Take a look:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Events/Cirque/2007/schedule.htm

A wonderful buffet dinner is included with a nominal admission fee of only 25 bucks ($35.00 after 6/1/07)! Our Dinner/Auction event will be located at a deluxe venue wonderfully decorated for our enjoyment. A preview & inspection of the auction goods will give prospective buyers a much better look at the wares and there will be a party of sorts with all kinds of hilarity prior to the auction itself. A 50/50 auction will give some lucky ace a few extra bucks to spend and help raise more $ for charity. AND get this: the new Jeff Groman film "Six Day Bicycle Race" will be shown before the dinner. Wow, I'm tired already! And other possible fun stuff will include:

-Musical saddles -blow up the inner tubes (until they burst) -Pin the tail on the Masi game -"The Unknown Prize"-- you bid on a box that has a very good item; but only the auctioneer knows its identity!

So please prepare youse selves for a great time! Look through those boxes and bins for all your old junk, unused frames, too BIG bicycles and other bits that you would like to pass on to the next user and know that a very good cause will benefit from your generosity. Don't hesitate; sign up now!

JohnT.Pergolizzi
La Jolla, California
MORE TO COME!!!!!!!!!