Top 10 Autosport show celebrity moments
Autosport show host Henry Hope-Frost gives his ten best moments from 13 years as compere of the ever-popular Autosport Live Stage
Colin McRae, 2007
'In 2007, the 1995 World Rally Champion took to the stage and talked to me about wanting to do Le Mans again, why he wasn’t in the WRC at that time, and how much he had learnt from former team-mate Carlos Sainz. The interview was fascinating at the time but is extra poignant now because it was the last time I saw him.'
Murray Walker, 2009
'A choice that needs little explanation. It was an honour to again chat with this total legend of motorsport broadcasting and the voice of my childhood!'
Jenson Button, 2010
'I'll never forget the roar of approval from the enormous crowd as Britain's 10th World Champion joined me on stage. He was relaxed, articulate, witty and more than comfortable in his elevated position as a sporting role model to millions. Following 40 minutes of questions from me and the crowd, he then helped me hand out free tickets to the British GP at Silverstone to fans. The out-of-reach, multi-millionaire superstar status that comes with the territory was forgotten and it was a privilege to be part of a "title-celebration tour".'
MG Midget Mk III 1971
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BMW Z3 Roadster 1996
On offer is my personal 1996 007 Edition BMW Z3 with 37,000 original miles. I am an automotive journalist at Autoclassics, cassiccars.com, and at Sports Car Market magazine and I searched for a 007 edition Z3 for 4 years before finding one. It is a 5 speed manual equipped car (half of the 100 cars were automatics) and what sold me on it is that it has every single piece of it's original documentFor Sale | 22 May 2018 | Connecticut, USA$ 25,000
STUDEBAKER R10 PANEL VAN 1950
Studebaker R10 Panel Van 1950 rare collector’s item. This Studebaker R10 was originally delivered as Panel Van, a very rare model. This unique appearance was in a museum for several years. This beautiful Panel Van has deep red paint with beige striping. The interior of this Studebaker has a marvellous metal dashboard with the original Studebaker ‘climatize controls’. The cargo space is hugeFor Sale | 22 May 2018 | Kleiweg 1 5145NA Waalwijk, The Netherlands, Industry No. 1302€ 24,950
1952 Plymouth Cambridge
** IMPORTED FROM THE DRY STATE OF TEXAS BACK IN 2016, THIS EXAMPLE IS NOT ONLY MOT & TAX EXEMPT, BUT IT’S ALSO RUST FREE & IN SUPERB ORDER THROUGHOUT **. This beautiful 1952 Plymouth Cambridge 2 door coupe is finished in red coachwork with a contrasting oatmeal and red interior. The car was originally imported into the UK from Texas back in 2016 and it is a totally rust free thanks to it’s locFor Sale | 22 May 2018 | OFFICE 2, GATE 1, TEC PARK, TENENS WAY, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE PE21 7PA£ 17,995
FRAZER NASH LE MANS REP - CROSTHWAITE & GARDINER
Frazer Nash are one of the best known names in motor sport despite only producing just over 400 cars during their 33 years of production. These light, well handling cars are the benchmark to which all cars of the period are compared and the array of events in which they competed was quite incredible and included Le Mans, Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and the TT to name but a few. Perhaps the most iFor Sale | 22 May 2018 | Gloucestershire GL7 5NX England£ POA
Citroën 2CV6 1987
In 1934 Michelin took over the bankrupt Citroën company and the new management ordered a market survey to determine what type of car was needed by the large rural population which could not yet afford cars. Citroën used the survey results to prepare a design brief for a low-priced, rugged "umbrella on four wheels" that would enable four people to transport 50 kgs of farm goods to market at 50For Sale | 22 May 2018 | Mortlake, London, UK£ 9,995
PORSCHE 996 C2 TARGA- BLACK - BASALT BLACK METALLIC
Information. 2004 Porsche 996 C2 Targa- Black. 104000 Miles. Tiptronic. Beige Leather Interior. Satellite Navigation. Telephone Module. BOSE surround system. CD Changer. BOSE Surround Sound system. Memory Seats. Fully Electric Seats. Heated Seats. Part Electric Seats. Silver/White Dials. Climate Control. 18 Alloy Wheels. Rear Wiper. Porsche Crest Emboss. Full Service History. INTERESTED IN VEHICLEFor Sale | 22 May 2018 | Hendon Way Motors, 393-395 Hendon Way, London NW4 3LP, England£ POA
JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II 4.2 ROADSTER - GUNMETAL GRY
Information. 1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II 4.2 ROADSTER. Matching Number Example. 250 miles (since full restoration) - 6 figure cost today! Heritage Certificate available. Only 5 Former Keepers, complete history, detailed and documented. Series 2 4.2 - combines pure lines of launch car - with added power over 3.8 model. LHD. Manual Gearbox. Gunmetal Grey Coachwork. Red Leather Interior. 15” ChromFor Sale | 22 May 2018 | Hendon Way Motors, 393-395 Hendon Way, London NW4 3LP, England£ 125,000
John Surtees, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
'Each time I interviewed the only man to win the world championship on two wheels and four, he was thorough, forthright and principled. The last time he joined me on the Autosport Stage in 2014, it marked the 50th anniversary of his Formula 1 world championship win. It was an honour to sit with him at such a landmark time and reminisce about his remarkable career.'
Jake Humphrey, 2013
'As a dare from the crowd, the former F1 presenter danced to Gangnam Style up on the stage. Need I say more?'
Walter Röhrl, 2014
'Who doesn’t love a surprise? In 2014 I had the privilege of an impromptu chat with the double WRC champion, a big childhood hero, after he was spotted on a stand in Autosport Engineering. He agreed to come on and was as fascinating as he had been fast.'
Petter Solberg, 2014
'Just as I was mid-flow with Walter, we were joined by another rally legend, 2003 World Rally Champion and WRX convert Solberg. He’d noticed Röhrl on stage and couldn’t resist inviting himself on to pay tribute! Turns out it's not just fans (and Autosport staff) who get excited about the superstar guests at the show.'
Matt Neal, Gordon Shedden, Andrew Jordan and Colin Turkington, 2015 and 2017
'Two words: epic banter! Whenever this group of BTCC aces gets together it’s always thoroughly entertaining and a real insight into their brilliant relationship both on- and off-track.'
Wayne Gardner and Phil Read, 2016
'Chatting with two Grand Prix bike heroes was a rare diversion from the four-wheel folk. Both told fascinating tales about their respective World Championship wins and racing against legends such as Barry Sheene and Eddie Lawson, with Read mischievously comparing MotoGP to the Spanish Mafia! As I’d suspected, truly memorable on-stage banter.'
Damon Hill, 2016
'The 1996 World Champion was his usual articulate, considered and disarming self as he celebrated the 20th anniversary of his title success. A huge crowd of fans gathered as he shared key moments from his illustrious career, including being Williams team-mate to Alain Prost and, all-too-briefly, Ayrton Senna, as well as his bitter rivalry with Michael Schumacher.'
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