Racing cars in pole position at auction

Reynard Motorsport has expanded its business over the last few years, resulting in relocation to a purpose built 14-acre complex at Brackley, Northamptonshire, a site shared with the British American Racing Formula One Team. This move has...

Reynard Motorsport has expanded its business over the last few years, resulting in relocation to a purpose built 14-acre complex at Brackley, Northamptonshire, a site shared with the British American Racing Formula One Team. This move has generated the sale of surplus equipment together with a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to buy some prized racing cars.

FPDSavills has been instructed to catalogue and auction some 600 lots. A number of lots have 'star' status in the sale and are expected to attract both collectors and enthusiasts alike. These include a DAMS 1995 Formula One Prototype Racing Car, a 1992 Reynard 92D Formula 3000 Show Car and a 1999 Reynard 99i Champ Car, as raced by Patrick Carpentier in the USA FedEx Champ Car Series. Other collectable lots to be offered include 15 Reynard Go-Karts, spares to fit 1995 - 96 Reynard Champ Car, 1996 - 98 Ford Mondeo Touring Car, 1997-98 Panoz GTR1 and a selection of body panels, wings, seats, wheels and many other parts, tools and specific related equipment. There will also be a range of computers, office equipment and furniture amongst the lots offered for sale.

Reynard Motorsport was formed by Adrian Reynard in 1973 and has become the world's leading production race car manufacturer with a turnover of around £40million. The company has won several awards for export including the Queens Award twice.

Shay Campbell, Operations Manager at Reynard Motorsport says, "Moving has given us a chance to spring clean the original, Bicester site of the company and this sale seemed an ideal solution for disposing of items that we no longer require and do not have the space to keep. There are some very collectable items on offer, which unfortunately we must part with to make way for other things as we expand and move ahead in this exciting business.

Mike Hanson, Auctioneer form FPDSavills comments, "This is one of our more unusual sales offering some exciting lots which are sure to generate interest from enthusiasts and collectors to the intrigued and curious casual buyer or even spectator. We anticipate a great deal of interest generally and expect a large attendance throughout viewing and sale days.

The sale is scheduled for Tuesday 5th September at 10.30am at the Reynard Centre, Telford Road, Bicester, Oxon. Lots will be available for viewing on Monday 4th September between 9am and 4pm. Catalogue e- mail request line will shortly be available. For further information, please contact FPDSavills, Nottingham 0115 9348100

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Series General
Drivers Patrick Carpentier
Teams DAMS , British American Racing