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Henry Surtees auction: watch this space

Bonhams auctioneers will take to the rostrum later today at the third annual charity auction held in memory of the late son of ex-Formula 1 and 500cc motorcycle world champion John Surtees.

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

The Henry Surtees Foundation helps people with accidental brain and physical injuries, and provides education and training in technology, engineering and fitness.

The fund-raising event will be held at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey, with Bonhams Co-Chairman Malcolm Barber as auctioneer of the 22 exciting lots.

A Charity Challenge two-hour endurance race in Daytona Dmax High-Performance Karts will also take place. Last year the event raised £58,000 combined with the charity auction proceeds.

This year’s auction features Formula One and touring car championship items and a limited-edition newly introduced Scalfaro John Surtees watch. The watch, edition number 23/300, was designed incorporating historic parts from John’s MV Agusta and Ferrari 158 which have been integrated into the watch case. Number 23  was John’s racing number when he gained so much success on British circuits on motorcycles  – donated by John Surtees

The auction will begin at approximately 6.30pm. To register a bid – including those for telephone and absentee – contact Mark Gold at Bonhams on 0207 468 5807 or [email protected].

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