The Kenny Bernstein Racing Collection is now available for sale to the public at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org
, and the Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) has created a special online catalog so that race fans can easily purchase pieces of NHRA history.
Six-time NHRA champion Kenny Bernstein donated the personal memorabilia collection in March to DGF, whose mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal-cord injuries. The impressive collection of racing history includes race car bodies, race-worn items, toolboxes, jackets, crew shirts, collectible parts, novelties, art, jewelry and accessories, trophies and plaques, diecasts, fan apparel, trading cards, and print collectibles.
The collection is unique in that many items are from Bernstein’s personal collection of treasures from his brilliant racing career, and many items are autographed. Proceeds from sales will support DGF’s national Wheelchair Donation Program, which gives custom power wheelchairs to individuals facing medical and financial hardships. It will also help the foundation keep teenagers safe and prevent spinal-cord injuries through its Education & Prevention Program in high schools.
“We’re excited to make this once-in-a-lifetime collection available to the public,” said Gwynn. “It was really an amazing gesture by Kenny and [wife] Sheryl to donate this collection to DGF. What’s more amazing are the incredible pieces of personal memorabilia from Kenny’s collection that fans will now have access to. We received a true treasure trove of keepsakes, trophies, autographed memorabilia, Budweiser collectibles, and more. What an opportunity for race fans to own NHRA history and celebrate the career of a racing legend, my former teammate, Kenny.”