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F1 speaker announced for Unique F1 Experience Evening and Charity Auction, Marc Priestley - Friday 11th September

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We are pleased to announce that our main speaker at this unique F1 Experience evening will be Marc Priestley.  Marc worked as an F1 race mechanic and was a member of the pitstop crew for McLaren Racing for almost a decade.  He has worked with a glittering array of drivers from the likes of Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard, to Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton and progressed through the business to become an instrumental leader in their success. Marc is now a Formula One and Formula E broadcaster, speaker and writer. His experience in the pitlanes means he can talk and write about the sport with a different perspective to most, giving a particularly special insight to race fans. This will be a truly unique event to raise money for our Charity of the Year, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.  

This black tie event will start at 7pm with a champagne and canapés reception along with live music – Swing Nouveau.  During this time you will be able to take a tour of the £1m 'Motor Home' that once belonged to Jenson Button and where the Minogue sisters have stayed along with Lily Allen. There will also be a photo opportunity with the F1 Lotus Lamborghini car which is still racing today.  

You will need to have a heavy foot when it comes to attempting to take the winning prize for the fastest lap on our simulators. 

At 8.30pm a banquet will be served which will include a selection of delicious cold meats and salmon along with a choice of salads and hot new potatoes, a choice of sweets, cheese and biscuits and coffee.    After dinner Andrew Morris, who owns the 'Motor Home' and F1 car, will give a short talk before our main speaker Marc Priestley. This will be followed by our main event the ‘Charity Auction’. We have been given some fantastic prizes with more to come... The prizes include some amazing gifts that money just can’t buy every day. Our auctioneer on the night will be Colin Young who of course is not only local but found his fame in Bargain Hunt.  

  • Framed polo shirt signed by reigning F1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton
  • A signed Jenson Button limited edition helmet (no 15 out of 100) with showcase
  • VIP Tour of Red Bull Racing facilities for four
  • VIP Tour of the Sahara Force India Silverstone facilities for two
  • Single seater driver experience at Blyton Park
  • Pirelli Goody Bag (official Pirelli products) as follows...

Pirelli hat · iPhone 5 bumper case · Tyre keyring · Bluetooth speaker · Formula 1 book 2014 

  • Overnight stay in the £1m Motor Home previously owned by Jenson Button.
  • Overnight stay at the Dower House Hotel, Woodhall Spa
  • T shirt and paperweights signed by the Sahara Force India Team
  • Poster signed by Mark Webber
  • F1 merchandise donated by Bernie Ecclestone as follows...

2014 F1 season review DVD · Turkish Grand Prix glass-framed Gold ticket · 2013 Charles Pic 1/8 replica helmet · Toyota Motorsport cap · Jordan Grand Prix Giorgio Pantano cap 

  • 1 hour karting race tuition with 3 x British Sports Car Champion, Richard Johnson, at Ancaster Leisure near Grantham
  • 8 lap qualifying, 30 lap exclusive race event for 8 people at Ancaster Leisure near Grantham

Tickets are available per individual or in tables of 8/10. If you would like more information please call Linda on 01636 673731 or email We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an amazing evening! You could make the evening complete by booking one of the luxury rooms at the Dower House Hotel using our exclusive F1 Evening package. For more information or to book a room please contact Anne on 01526 352588 quoting ‘Chattertons F1 Evening’.