MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// PHOTOLICIOUS FRIDAY /// GET YOUR MITTS ON THIS: THERE IS STILL TIME TO BID ON LATVALA’S ARGENTINA 2014-WINNING GLOVES (BUT NOT MUCH!) /// 30.5.2014…

Okay.  Time is running out, so here’s the deal…

This guy…

(latvala: not included with gloves...as far as we know /// 2014 /// courtesy of leijonaemojen hyväntekeväisyyshuutokauppa on facebook)

(latvala: not included with gloves…as far as we know /// 2014 /// courtesy of leijonaemojen hyväntekeväisyyshuutokauppa on facebook)

…is auctioning off these gloves…

(latvala's gloves: representing wins, both big and small /// 2014 /// courtesy of Leijonaemojen hyväntekeväisyyshuutokauppa on facebook)

(latvala’s gloves: representing wins, both big and small /// 2014 /// courtesy of leijonaemojen hyväntekeväisyyshuutokauppa on facebook)

…the ones that were on him here…

(capito & latvala: embrace the love, share the love /// 2014 rally argentina /// courtesy of sophie graillon.com on facebook, sophie graillon)

(capito & latvala: embrace the love, share the love /// 2014 rally argentina /// courtesy of sophie graillon.com on facebook, sophie graillon)

…with all proceeds going to a charitable cause.

Volkswagen Motorsport driver Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN), Jerry Matt, Jer Bear, Herra Sata Lasissa, The Man from the Land of Luck, our little porcelain doll, has signed and donated the racing gloves he wore through his winning run at this year’s Rally Argentina to a good cause.  The gloves are being auctioned off, via Facebook, through the charity auction page of a Finnish organization (“The Lion Moms”), supporting the parents of children with various special needs.  Bidding started at 100€ (about $136USD/£81) and was up to 300€ (about $409USD/£244) as Friday evening drew to a close in Finland.  The auction closes on Saturday, 31 May, at 6pm local (Helsinki, Eastern European Time, UTC+2).  One (tiny) stipulation: the winner will be responsible for all associated delivery fees if outside the European Union (yep, that was it).  However, the winner can (also) do whatever they want with the gloves.  Have them framed, use them for their own motorsport endeavors, wear them around, wear them to bed, put them on and treat them like puppets, put them on a mannequin, dance with that mannequin (we recommend that you lead), converse with that mannequin, deeply breathe in and out of them during comically humorless sexual acts involving desperate abuse of the Italian language (and, the names of less-than-popular political figures)…

…(yes, like that), or whatever the holder of the winning bid pleases.

So, what does one have to do to obtain these gloves?

Simply use your Facebook account, click this link, and post a bid (in the comments section).  Please, please, please remember that this is a serious auction and try to (read: do) refrain from bombarding the page with emoticon hearts, proclamations of your undying love, giggly tagging of friends who have crushes on the Finn (and have, quite possibly, adopted his last name as their own), or questions for Latvala (which can, more than likely, be answered by taking the quickest of peeks at his website or adjoining social media outlets, all of which will also provide you with the correct spelling of his name!).  Specific details are available here.  And, please, remember to watch that clock (bidding closes on Saturday, 31 May, at 6pm EET)!!!

Good luck!!!

(the man from the land of luck: latvala poses with tuuri's famous/infamous luckyshoe monument, honoring the town's namesake, the finnish god of success /// 2013 /// courtesy of jari-matti latvala on facebook)

(the man from the land of luck: latvala poses with tuuri’s famous/infamous luckyshoe monument, honoring the town’s namesake, the finnish god of success /// 2013 /// courtesy of jari-matti latvala on facebook)

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