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Hexagon Le Mans16a– Guests at Hexagon’s upcoming Le Mans charity night will be treated to a display of incredible endurance racing cars
– Line-up will included a McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, Porsche 962, Jaguar XJR-6 and Longnose Jaguar D-Type
– Star drivers confirmed for a live Q+A with Sky F1’s Natalie Pinkham include Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Richard Attwood and Mark Blundell
– The evening will raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity
– Night takes place at Hexagon’s new flagship Finchley showroom on July 5th and will also include food from a two-star Michelin star chef
– See the event flyer here: https://goo.gl/nRwmE7. Tickets on sale now, RSVP by emailing Annabel@hexagon.uk.net or calling 07711 169 111  

Hexagon’s Le Mans-themed charity evening on July 5th will not only play host to some famous drivers but also some incredible endurance racing cars, including a McLaren F1 GTR Longtail and a 1956 Jaguar D-Type.

Celebrating the world’s oldest sports car endurance race, the must-attend night will feature a live Q+A hosted by Sky F1’s Natalie Pinkham, with Le Mans stories from Derek Bell MBE, Jacky Ickx, Richard Attwood and Mark Blundell. All proceeds will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.

The star cars on display at Hexagon’s flagship East Finchley showroom include some of the most mouthwatering cars ever to have raced at Le Mans:

1997 Mclaren F1 GTR Longtail
This incredible car wears the famous EMI livery and was once owned by Pink Floyd manager and expert gentleman driver Steve O’Rourke. It finished an incredible 4th at Le Mans in 1988, driven by Tim Sugden, Bill Auberlen and O’Rourke, ahead of the Nissan R390 GT1 and several Porsche 911 GT1s.

Hexagon Le Mans16b1987 Porsche 962
Entered by Kremer Racing and wearing the famous Leyton House livery, this 962 finished 4th at Le Mans in 1987 and 7th in 1988. It hasn’t raced since and has covered just 4,000 competitive miles. The car is now owned Hexagon.

1985 Jaguar XJR-6
The XJR-6 was the first works-entered Jaguar racing sports car since the D-Types of 1957. This 6.5-litre V12 Group C car was used in the 1985 racing season and the car on display this July 5th is just one of two built, scoring a podium in its first race at Mosport, co-driven by Martin Brundle. The XJR-6 was then used for the rest of the season as a test bed for Jaguar’s return to Le Mans in 1986 in famous Silk Cut livery.

1956 Longnose D-type
Often referred to as the most original D-type of the eight remaining ‘Longnose’ cars (so-called because they had a more aero extended front end), this very car famously set the Silverstone lap record with Mike Hawthorne at the wheel on its first works outing. It was sold to Ecurie Ecosse in November 1956 – its

Hexagon Le Mans16cRacing Green paint changed to Ecurie Ecosse Flag Metallic Blue – finishing 2nd at Le Mans in 1957, driven by Ninian Sanderson and Jock Lawrence, and last raced in 1959.

All four of these amazing cars will be on display at Hexagon’s flagship East Finchley showroom for guests to browse up close ahead of the night’s live Q+A. Raising money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity, the evening will also feature food from a two-star Michelin chef and a charity auction.

Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: “Our Le Mans night is packed with star drivers – and these amazing Le Mans cars are the icing on the cake. There’s something for every motorsport fan from one of the most original and iconic sports racing cars, the Longnose D-type, to the incredible McLaren F1 GTR Longtail and XJR-6 – plus, of course, our very own Leyton House-liveried Porsche 962. Together with a host of stories from Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Richard Attwood and Mark Blundell our guests are in for a fantastic evening.

“Most importantly, though, this evening will raise money for a charity that is very close to my heart. My granddaughter owes her life to the care she received while at Great Ormond Street and I am so happy that we will be able to give something back to this great hospital – and the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals too – helping them to continue their incredible work. Last summer’s celebration of Ayrton Senna raised £72,000 and we have every intention of eclipsing that incredible figure.”

Hexagon’s 24 Hours of Le Mans celebration evening will take place on July 5th at 730pm at Hexagon’s flagship north London showroom located at 82-92 Great North Road, London, N2 0NL.

Tickets cost £195 and include food from two-star Michelin star chef Christian Honor. Interested guests are asked to RSVP: Annabel@hexagon.uk.net or call 07711 169 111

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