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Patrick Dempsey has competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and even the SCORE Baja 1000 off-road endurance race. These days, the owner of Dempsey Racing splits his time between driving a Mazda RX-8 and an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the Grand Am road racing series. That's when he's not also dabbling in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).
Apparently, the racer is also an actor, playing a doctor on a television show called Grey’s Anatomy. If you’d like a chance to see him in person, auction site Charitybuzz is offering up a meet and greet at the upcoming ALMS race in Monterey, California.
The current bid is $500, which means that it will cost you a minimum of $550 to get face-to-face with the driver of the number 40 Mazda RX-8. The winner must make his or her own way to Laguna Seca for the May 12 race, but the package also includes two passes to the Dempsey Racing suite, a meeting with Dempsey himself and gift bags for two.
The package was donated by the Laurel Hill School, and all proceeds go to benefit the school itself. It’s a worthy cause, and we can think of worse ways to spend an afternoon that swapping racing stories with a Hollywood actor. He may or may not be faster than you, but we can guarantee this: he’s got better hair.