BANGERS4BEN 2016 may seem like a long time ago, but there was one final task before we can put this year’s event to bed – the auction.
After our annual jolly across Europe, the bangers – those that had made it back in one piece – returned home to be primped and primed. One by one they then made their way to BCA Blackbushe, in anticipation of the colourful sale.
Every year, the auction company kindly sells the cars free of charge to ensure the maximum is raised for BEN. In addition, all buyer’s fees will be donated to the cause, which will raise the total even further.
The auction is now over and we can announce that Bangers4Ben 2016 has raised a total of £56,448.89, £14,032 coming from the sale of the cars, of which there are three more to sell.
Due to various reasons, not every banger that took part in the rally went to auction. However, those that didn’t have been sold elsewhere, or their owners have generously donated to Ben.
Kelly Neal, Head of Events at the charity, commented: ‘This year’s fundraising has raised a record amount and we would like to give our heartfelt thanks to all the teams who took part and to Car Dealer Magazine.
‘All the money raised will help Ben support automotive people and their families to navigate life’s toughest challenges and empower them to make lasting, positive change.’
Andy Entwistle, Managing Director of Blackball Media, said: ‘Bangers4Ben has grown to become a real highlight of the UK automotive calendar. But all the silliness is for a serious cause and to raise a record amount once again is fantastic! Especially knowing that all the proceeds will go to help fund Ben’s fabulous work to support thousands of individuals and families connected with the UK automotive industry.’
This year’s victor was Will Larmour’s Jurassic Park Mini, which eventually sold for £1,725 after an intense bidding war. In second place, at almost £1,000 less was Your Best Car’s BMW 330Ci which made £775. Read on to find out how all of the other bangers placed…
WINNER: Will Larmour, Mini Cooper, sold for £1,725
Lawgistics, Toyota MR2, sold outside of auction for £1,200
Your Best Car, BMW 330Ci, sold for £775
Your Best Car, BMW 330Ci, second car sold outside of auction for £775
Cars of Portsmouth, Mercedes SLK, sold for £675
Blackhorse Finance Ltd, SAAB 9-3 Convertible, sold for £650
Geoff Cox, Ford Fiesta, sold for £600
Now Vauxhall, Vauxhall Vectra, sold for £600
Samsons Motor Engineers Ltd, Citroen Saxa VTR, sold for £575
GardX, BMW 320i Touring, sold for £525
Car Dealer, Daihatsu HiJet, sold for £525
iVendi Limited, Toyota Avensis, sold for £475
CitNow, Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3, sold for £450
Blackshaws, Nissan Primera, sold for £450
Car Dealer, Ford Ka, sold for £425
Carnations, Volvo Estate, sold for £400
Autotrader, Mazda MX-5, sold for £375
Barley Garage/Aston Barclay, Vauxhall Astra, sold outside of auction for £352
Sportif Motor Group, Mazda MX5, sold for £325
The AA, Ford Mondeo, sold for £300
Plan Insurance Brokers, VW Beetle, sold for £300
Forza, BMW 5 Series, sold for £225
Branson Cars, Toyota MR2, sold for £175
Unipart Autoparts, Toyota Avensis, sold for £175
Codeweavers, Peugeot 206 Van, sold for £175
New Star Media, VW Bora, sold for £150
Independent Garage Association, Peugeot 406 Coupe, sold for £125
Autotrader, BMW 328i, sold for £125
Fox Garage Services, Toyota Celica, sold for £125
Fox Garage Services, Kia Rio, sold for £125
Spidersnet, Hyundai Getz, sold for £75
The AA, Rover 600, sold for £50
Brookspeed Garage, Ford Mondeo, sold for £30
Bangers yet to sell:
West Heath Garage, Subaru Forester
Moneybarn, Nissan Almera
Prestige Diesels, Mitsubishi FTO
For full coverage of this year’s Bangers4Ben event, don’t miss issue 105 of Car Dealer, out in mid-November.
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