Hexagon raises £67,000 at Le Mans charity evening

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HEXAGON has announced that its Le Mans-themed charity evening raised £67,000 for the   Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charities. 

GOSH_Hexagon_Resized_28Close to 200 people filled Hexagon’s flagship showroom on Great North Road in north London on Tuesday 5 July and enjoyed an evening with a star-studded panel of drivers who shared their stories and memories of one of the world’s greatest motor races.

Hosted by Amanda Stretton, speakers included six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx, five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE, 1970 Le Mans winner Richard Attwood and 1992 Le Mans winner Mark Blundell.

They were joined by a host of celebrity guests including ex-F1 driver and current Formula E star Karun Chandhok, Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the brilliant 2010 film ‘Senna’, and ex-F1 driver John Watson MBE, who drove for Hexagon’s privateer entry F1 team in 1974.

GOSH_Hexagon_Resized_39Star cars included a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, Hexagon’s own 1987 Porsche 962, a 1956 Jaguar D-type Longnose and a C-type.

Coys auctioneer Chris Routledge revved up the bidding in the charity auction with highlights including a Julian Opie painting, which sold for £3,000, as well as a tour of Ford’s Heritage Collection and a ride in a 1966 Le Mans replica GT40 sold for £2,000.

Hexagon is an official dealer of some of the most prestigious brands in the world, run by one careful owner, Paul Michaels, for more than 50 years.

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