The monument's final location is yet to be determined. Much will depend on the allocation of funding, as well as the locality or organization who ultimately provides the monument the best opportunity to be seen and enjoyed by the public.
The Lexington monument will stay where it is. This is a second monument, #2 of 2. There will only be two monuments of Jocelyn’s “Racing Into History” in existence.
The artist, Jocelyn Russell, will make the final decision in consultation with a selection committee that will likely include major donors, representatives of the community and SECVA.
The cost of the bronze casting is $550,000, which includes the artist's personal supervision and transportation to the selected site. Installation expenses including the monument base, its permanent placement, subsequent landscaping, and handicap accessibility will be separate expenditures.
Just like the legendary champion, it is of truly heroic proportions at 11.5 feet tall and 21 feet long. This is 1.5 times his natural size. The bronze monument weighs 3,800 pounds.
SECVA is currently accepting pledges, which will serve as commitments of support for this historic civic endeavor. Actual donations will be accepted once the participating individuals, community or organization are identified and fund-raising needs are determined. SECVA will continue to assist as needed.