Corvette Racing C6.R driver Johnny O’Connell hosts an annual celebrity auction at Petit Le Mans to raise money for Alzheimer’s research and The Guest House, an adult day health care facility in Gainesville, GA. We’ll have another post detailing some of the cool race items that were sold. However, the highlight of the evening was when he sang “I want to Rock N Roll All Night” with help from Corvette Racing Crew Chief Mike West and rocker Dan Fastuca.
Before breaking into song, O’Connell recounted the story of attending a musicians conference with his good friend Dan Fastuca, a heavy metal guitarist. O’Connell told Fastuca that he could write a heavy metal song and then read part of the lyrics to the song he wrote entitited “Blood, Blood, Blood, Blood”.
After getting the crowd warmed up as only Johnny can, he was joined on stage by West and Fastuca and sang “I want to Rock N Roll All Night” by KISS.
O’Connell’s annual Petit Le Mans auctions have raised over $250,000 for charity and its great to see all the ALMS teams get involved by donating autographed racing items to the cause.