A special evening in the company of various Le Mans 24 Hours winners and many other luminaries from the world of motorsport is taking place on May 17, 2018 – and you could join them.
The first victory at Le Mans for one of the famous Gulf-liveried cars will be celebrated at the Hope For Tomorrow 2018 Legends of Le Mans Dinner, marking 50 years since Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi won the famous 24 Hours aboard their John Wyer Automotive-entered Ford GT40 Mk1.
Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver repeated the feat in exactly the same car in 1969, with Ickx later teaming with Derek Bell to give the instantly recognisable blue-and-orange Gulf livery a third victory in 1975 with the Cosworth-engined Mirage GR8.
At its new venue, the Royal Automobile Club’s historic Woodcote Park estate in Surrey, the charity evening will welcome five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell as well as many other notable motor racing stars.
Motorsport commentator Jonathan Legard will be joined once again by fellow broadcaster and respected writer Simon Taylor to host the event.
Taylor will interview famous drivers and team personnel, and encourage them to share their memories and insights into the world's greatest race. There will also be a motor racing-related fundraising auction as well as a magnificent display of competition cars in the spectacular grounds of Woodcote Park, near Epsom in Surrey.
The annual event is held in support of Hope for Tomorrow, the national cancer charity which provides mobile chemotherapy units that allow cancer patients to receive care close to their homes. Its patrons include David Richards CBE, Ross Brawn OBE, Derek Bell MBE, David Brabham and Martin Brundle.
Tickets are priced at £185 per person, £1,800 per table of 10 guests or £2,500 for a driver-hosted table of 12 (which includes the former or current Le Mans driver and his guest).
For further details or to book tickets, please contact Emma Bowles on 01666 505055 or email email@example.com
Hope For Tomorrow was founded by Christine Mills in 2003, after she lost her husband David to cancer. One of the many stresses they endured was travelling nearly 60 miles from their home to the oncology centre. Only four years later, the charity launched the world’s first mobile chemotherapy unit in partnership with the NHS.
Owned and maintained by Hope For Tomorrow and operated by NHS staff, these well-equipped units allow cancer patients to receive treatment in a restful environment closer to home.
Telegraph Cars is media partner for this special event, so we hope you will be able to join us.
Full details about the event and the charity's work are at the hopefortomorrow.org.uk website.
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