Bonhams has been appointed as the exclusive auction house for the next three years at the International Historic Motorsport Show, held at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry. The first sale will be held on Saturday 25 February 2006 and will feature sports, competition and collectors’ cars, motorcycles, automobilia and memorabilia.

The International Historic Motorsport Show has quickly established itself as the premier pre-season show, providing the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts, competitors, event organisers and related businesses to get together at the start of the racing season and the event has grown in size and stature since the inaugural show in 2004.

The February auction at Stoneleigh Park will complement Bonhams’ portfolio of prestigious sports and competition car sales held throughout the summer months.

It is exciting to see how quickly the International Historic Motorsport Show has become an integral part of the historic motor-racing calendar, and we are delighted to be working with the Show organisers at Stoneleigh, who have put in tremendous efforts to establish the event, said Tim Schofield, Head of Bonhams Motor Car Department. Following the winter recess, enthusiasts are planning the upcoming racing season by February and this is a perfect time for us to hold a sale with a sports and competition flavour.

For further information contact: Rebecca Ruff on +44(0)207 468 8210 or Josephine Olley on +44 (0)207 468 8229 or [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

With offices in London, Geneva and San Francisco, the Bonhams Motoring Department has unrivalled experience in the sale of collectible motor cars, motorcycles, cycles and aircraft. Bonhams had already been a significant player on the British auction scene for over 200 years when it held its first specialist antique vehicle sale in the 1960s; its merger in 2000 with rising star Brooks brought the unique skills and powerful international sales platform of the leading company in the collectible motor vehicle field on board.

The fulltime staff of the Bonhams Motoring Department is backed by a team of internationally recognised consultants, each with over four decades of expertise in their highly specialised field.

Holding some two dozen sales worldwide annually, Bonhams regularly achieves exceptional prices in the saleroom – for example at the Goodwood Revival Sale on the 3rd September 2004, a 1929 7.1-ltire Mercedes-Benz 38/250 Model SSK (illustrated above) sold for £4,181,500 – a new world record price!

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