John Surtees CBE announces auction lots for the 2016 Henry Surtees Foundation Team Karting Challenge

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Team entries are shaping up well for the hotly contested Henry Surtees Foundation Team Karting Challenge, which will take place on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The event organised by John Surtees CBE, in co-operation with Brooklands Museum and Mercedes-Benz World will be staged once again at the iconic Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey and is free to spectate.

Each year the Brooklands Team Challenge receives tremendous support from the world of motorsport, business and the entertainment industry and 2016 will be no exception. Last year the event raised over £58,000 for the Henry Surtees Foundation which was established by John Surtees, following the tragic death of his son Henry, and the Brooklands Museum Trust.

John Surtees CBE said “There are still a limited number of places available for teams to participate in the HSF Team Karting Challenge. Why not put a team of four together and come and join us at Brooklands - the original home of motorsport, where you will be able to enjoy the superb facilities of Mercedes-Benz World in the company of the Henry Surtees Foundation and our star guests”.

35 teams will have the opportunity to compete in a challenging 2 hour endurance race, where competitors battle it out in Daytona High-Performance two-stroke DMAX Karts in the hope of securing the conveted ‘H’ trophy. Racing starts with practice and qualifying, followed by an interval featuring a spectacular display of Surtees Formula cars and demonstrations by celebrity drivers.

The interval Parade will again feature machines celebrating historic anniversaries.

David Brabham will be present with the Jon Fairely Brabham BT11/19 which father Jack raced and developed for his 1966 Formula One Championship year.

A Lola T70 to commemorate John Surtees winning the inaugural Canadian-American Sports Car Championship in 1966 will be present driven by John.

This is the anniversary year for both MV Agusta and John Surtees with their first Isle of Man TT win and first 500cc World Championship.  The entry of MV Agusta into World Championship senior class racing had been spearheaded by World Champion and TT winner on an AJS Leslie Graham.  He was tragically killed in the Isle of Man in 1953. 

Les’s son, Stuart Graham with motorcycle Grand Prix wins in the smaller categories and an accomplished race car driver with unique TT wins on both 2 and 4 wheels will be joining us for the event.  To commemorate the anniversary and his father’s part in the foundation of the MV Agusta team he will ride John Surtees’ 500cc 4 cylinder MV Agusta for some parade laps in the interval.

These will be backed up by a Formula 2 and Formula 1 cars from the Surtees stable. Aside from the karting action, spectators are able to explore the impressive Mercedes-Benz World visitor attraction featuring interactive displays, racing simulators and motorsport exhibits.

The HSF Team Karting Challenge event culminates in a prize giving reception in the impressive state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz World venue where the prestigious 'H' trophy is awarded to the 2016 karting champion. A trophy will also be judged and awarded to the highest finishing corporate team, to compete without a race license holder within the team.

Event Prices: 

Brooklands Team Challenge: Teams are based on four competitors at the price of £1,200 per team entry.

The Champagne and canapé reception: Tickets are available to attend the reception, at cost of £65 per person.

You can now book online, please visit:

Or for further information, please contact:

Champagne Reception including Awards Ceremony/Auction:
The reception will be hosted by Steve Rider and feature interviews with racers and celebrity guest participants, plus an incredible fundraising auction hosted by Malcolm Barber of Bonhams featuring exclusive artwork, memorabilia and experiences. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the fascinating exhibitions and get up close to legendary Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The reception is open to both competitors and non-racers (paid guests).

A full list of auction lots is featured below. To register a bid - including those for telephone and absentee – please contact Mark Gold at Bonhams on T: 0207 468 5807 or


  • Mercedes GP Factory Tour for 4 people – donated by Mercedes GP
  • Steering wheel used on the 2005/6 Lola MG which won the 2005/6 Le Mans 24 HoursLMP2class – donated by RLR Msport Limited
  • John Surtees CBE in the TS9 at his last British Grand Prix 1971 - Silverstone, BeckettsCorner – donated by Nick Louden
  • Supply of Kurt Geiger shoes or accessories for 12 months - donated by Kurt Geiger
  • A framed pair of Jenson Button gloves signed by Jenson Button MBE – donated by Ron Dennis of McLaren Racing
  • Can-Am Cars in Detail: The Publisher's Edition only 40 hand bound copies personally autographed by Tyler Alexander, Eric Broadley, Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, Don Nichols, Chris Amon, Mario Andretti, George Follmer, Jackie Oliver and John Surtees– donated by David Bull
  • The Brooklands Concorde Gold Simulator Flight with Captain’s Lunch on selected dates.  The package is for four guests usually at a price of £440 per person will include:-
    Welcome Champagne Reception with Concorde Captain. Presentation on Brooklands, its heritage and Concorde. Three-course Captains Lunch in the Ford Room with wine, soft drinks, tea or coffee. Concorde Experience flight with a visit to the Flight Deck. Two hours on the Concorde Simulator with 30 minutes at the controls and services of a Concorde Captain. Entrance to Brooklands Museum - Donated by the Brooklands Museum Trust
  • Royal Marines Commando – By Sea, By Land Chronograph number 4237 of 4,999 issued worldwide – donated by Major Dennis A Barker DCM
  • Original race used driver suit which is one of the last used by Mark Webber during his F1 career in his final season with the Red Bull team in 2013 as team mate to 4 times World Champion Sebastian Vettel. Mark came 3rd in the 2013 FIA Formula 1 Championship and finished his F1 career with nine wins, forty-two podiums, thirteen pole positions and nineteen fastest laps from 215 race starts – donated by Mark Webber 
  • Reproduction retro Ferrari Dealer Sign one of a limited edition of 40 – signed by John Surtees donated by Lee Hill
  • Autosport Awards limited edition table centre (98/130) signed by Lewis Hamilton, Mico Rosberg, Niki Lauda Toto Wolfe and Paddy Lowe – donated by John Symes
  • Two VIP tickets to Wings & Wheels at Dunsfold Park on 27th & 28th August. A 5 hour air show featuring the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Plus a 2 hour motoring demonstration of supercars, classic and vintage icons on the runway, organized and daonted by Brooklands Museum. The VIP tickets will include:-VIP parking area
    Exclusive indoor hospitality area with private viewing area for the motoring and air displays.Traditional British picnic lunch and tea and coffee all day. A thrilling passenger ride along the runway in a car taking part in the motoring demonstration. Plus exclusive access on board the Brooklands Museum VC10 aircraft.
  • 2015 Formula One autographed Kimi Raikkonen racing gloves and Certificate ofAuthenticity – donated by Ferrari S.p.A 
  • Champagne Helicopter Tour of London for 2 people – donated by Richard Martell
  • 1965 Monaco Grand Prix Graham Turner print signed by John Surtees – donated by The Signature Store
  • Behind the scenes exclusive factory tour of Prodrive plus signed print – An exclusive 2 hour factory tour of Prodrive’s operation providing a unique insight into the workings of the business. The tour covers every department from Aston Martin and MINI race car preparation to special projects for clients in the automotive, aerospace and marine industries including the Ben Ainslie Racing America’s Cup challenger, Jaguar Land Rover and NASA. Plus the heritage collection, seeing the iconic cars designed and developed by Prodrive over the past 30 years. From the Subaru Impreza World Rally Cars driven to victory by former World Rally Champions, Colin McRae and Richard Burns, the Audi Quattro which carried Hannu Mikkola to the driver's title in 1983 and the Metro 6R4 Group B Rothmans sponsored rally car used by Jimmy McRae – donated by Prodrive
  • Derek Bell MBE in the Ferrari 312 - 1968 Oulton Park Gold Cup, Old Hall Corner – donated by Nick Louden
  • Ayrton Senna print - stunning image of Ayrton Senna and the all-conquering JPS Lotus. Limited edition: 95 of 500, signed by the artist Craig Warwick – Donated by Andy Edwards
  • Red Bull Racing fireproof top with certificate of authenticity – donated by Red Bull
  • Racing Alesi - Ferrari 105 print signed by the artist Alan Fearnley, limited edition number 96 of 850. Celebrates Jean Alesi first Grand Prix victory at the Canadian Grand Prix of 1995 driving Ferrari 412T2 car number 27– Donated by Andy Edwards
  • Sir Jack Brabham in the Brabham Repco - 1966 Oulton Park Gold Cup, Old Hall Corner – donated by Nick Louden
  • Photograph (80cm x 60cm) of Mercedes-Benz cars on top of Goodwood Festival of Speed display in 2014 – donated by Brian Judson
  • Close Finish.... print by Alan Fearnley, limited edition Number 4 of 850. 4th print is relevant as the Lotus finishing second is car number 4.Monza 1969 when Jackie Stewart won the Italian Grand Prix and clinched his first world championship title. Signed by Jackie Stewart, Ken Tyrell and artist Alan Fearnley – Donated by Andy Edwards
  • Photograph (80cm x 60cm) of Mercedes-Benz car on top of Goodwood Festival of Speed display in 2014 – donated by Brian Judson
  • Royal Automobile Club 2015 Woodcote Trophy book – donated by John Retter
  • John Surtees CBE in the Bowmaker Maranello Concessionaires 250 GTO Ferrari leading the 1962 Tourist Tophy - Madgwick, Goodwood – donated by Nick Louden
  • Photograph showing John Surtees CBE, Sir Stirling Moss and Denny Holme at Battersea Park Fun Fair signed by John and Sir Stirling – donated by The Signature Store
  • The British Racing Mechanics Club Annual Dinner & Awards Evening programme signed by John Surtees CBE, Sir Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks – donated by John Surtees CBE

Henry Surtees Foundation Fundraising Auction:
All proceeds from the event will go to the Henry Surtees Foundation and Brooklands Museum Trust.

Press Release by: Henry Surtees Fundation - 06/05/16

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