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Bonhams announce charity auction in memory of Henry Surtees

Bonhams is honored to have been chosen to conduct a charity sale in memory of the late son of ex-Formula 1 and 500cc motorcycle world champion John Surtees.

Widely tipped as a star of the future, Henry Surtees was tragically killed in a freak accident while driving in the new Formula 2 class at Brands Hatch in July 2009.

An endurance kart race and auction at Brooklands Museum on Wednesday 4 July will raise money for the museum, and for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

Among the star names who will be at the museum on 4 July is ex-F1 world champion Nigel Mansell. Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has also pledged his attendance.

An auction of items donated to the Henry Surtees Foundation will include items signed by current Formula 1 drivers Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso, as well as tickets and hospitality for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone from 6 – 8 July.

Malcolm Barber, Group CEO and Managing Director of Bonhams and the auctioneer who will sell the items, said: “I was delighted to be the auctioneer at John’s 60th birthday celebrations at Brands Hatch a few years ago and now to act again for the family for this worthy cause is a further privilege.

“With the British Grand Prix this weekend and with some wonderful current Formula 1 memorabilia here for sale it is a great opportunity for enthusiasts and collectors.”

The auction will begin at 7pm. To register a bid contact Helen Buckingham at Bonhams by calling 0207 468 5970 or 07436 266394.

Full list of lots in the Henry Surtees sale:
A pair of signed Jenson Button race gloves, used during the European Grand Prix weekend, and donated by his McLaren team. A certificate of authenticity is included.
A signed Fernando Alonso race suit, used during the 2011 season, and donated by the Ferrari team.
A Hibachi steak dinner for eight people at the famous Benihana Japanese Restaurant in Piccadilly or Chelsea, London.
Limited edition print of Nicolas Watts print depicting John Surtees in his Ferrari 158 en route to victory in the 1964 German Grand Prix, signed by John Surtees, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Chris Amon, Tony Maggs, Maurice Trintignant and Jack Brabham.
A day being chauffeur-driven around London in a Maserati Quattroporte, comes with a Maserati goodie bag.
Two pairs of tickets for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone (Saturday and Sunday), along with hospitality in the Shell VIP suite and a tour of the F1 paddock and Ferrari garage.
A box at the O2 Arena for up to 15 people to see Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour on 14 October 2012.
Three one-hour AMG driving experiences at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands, including high-speed dynamic exercises and straight-line wet braking.
Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes solo scalextrics car signed by Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.
Start Champion scalextrics race set, featuring Jenson Button’s McLaren Mercedes and Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes GP Petronas cars, signed by Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher.
Various items donated by the Marussia Formula 1 team, including:
• A 2011 season team lightweight rain jacket in size XL
• 2010 “Spark” 1/43 scale model of Timo Glock’s car
• 2011 driver team cap signed by Timo Glock and Jerome D’Ambrosio
• 2011 race-used gear ratio mounted on bespoke plexglass base as a paperweight, presentation boxed.
Real Racers: Formula 1 in the 1950s and 1960s, book signed by John Surtees. Includes first-person accounts from Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Jack Brabham and Sir Frank Williams.
A set of six limited edition motoring books, including:
• Phil Hill – A Champion’s View
• Mailander – Ferrari
• Christian Huet – Bugatti Atlantic Type 57S
• Maserati – Birdcage to Supercage
• Steve McQueen – The Last Mile
• Pebble Beach poster book
A pair of VIP entry tickets to Pebble Beach Concours in 2012 or 2013.

A factory tour of the Morgan Motor Company for two people, including a test-drive and a signed book entitled Morgan 100 Years written by Charles Morgan and Gregory Houston Bowden.