We’re very pleased to announce that our next film show event will be on Saturday 4th November 2017 at the Albury Hall, East Hertfordshire, SG1 12JL, between Ware & Bishops Storford 5 miles west of Stansted Airport just off main A120.
The theme for the day is John Watson and the Hexagon Formula 1 team of the early 1970s. Our guest speakers will be 5 times Grand Prix winner John Watson, founder and still proprietor and owner of Hexagon Of Highgate car company, Paul Michaels and asking the questions and attempting to keep order – broadcaster of Grand Prix from Radio 5, author, motoring journalist and writer Maurice Hamilton. Paul’s driver of historic sports cars Nick Faure will also be on hand to talk about early days.
Hexagon of Highgate north London, now located in Hampstead, are a high performance Sports car dealer and restorer of top end cars specialising these days in Porsche, Ferrari and all the most prestigious brands of sports, luxury and supercars. Started by Paul in the 1960s famous for their floodlight glass fronted first floor showroom in the sky on North hill Highgate full of the most exotic and desirable marques you could imagine at the time.
After some late 60s historic racing in sports racing cars and F5000 in a Trojan Paul got the opportunity to go Grand Prix racing with a March 721 and then on to F1 Brabhams with John Watson.
John scoring Hexagon’s first world championship points with a 6th place finish in Monaco in 1974 in Brabham BT42/2 also famous for building the Lotus Elan shooting brake and the plus 2 convertible that they pioneered ,a former BMW dealer still a Lotus dealer – as well as historic racing with a Birdcage Maserati , a Lister and D Type with Nick Faure Willie Green and others
John & Paul will no doubt tell us about all the behind the scenes activity of the period a whole lot more and any questions you wish to put to them.
As well as guiding the Hexagon story and John’s entry in to F1 racing going on to win 5 Grand Prix. – In the afternoon I hope Maurice Hamilton will talk to us about how he got involved in F1 and his career broadcasting and writing about F1 which he continues to do today in his own most entertaining way.
When John kindly visited us 5 years ago you may remember he was hugely entertaining and popular with those attending – be prompt this is likely to fill up fast and spaces are limited.
All the days usual features morning coffee, a 2 course lunch, the quiz, afternoon tea and cakes and 3 hours of lovely old archive films illustrating today’s theme and more – £30 each fully inclusive food, everything all day.
If you would like to be there please email me as soon as you can to book your place. £30 each whole day everything included. See Christine as soon you arrive at reception, pay cash, collect your name badge just inside the door – then get a tea or coffee and biscuits. Be in your seat for 9.50am first film.
Only 95 places available so please let me know as soon as you can, space is limited. Do please come in a sports, classic, or interesting car if you can, of any age park it in the display line up on the lawn.
We will be raising money on the day with a charity auction of car and racing memorabilia, paintings, books, parts etc. Please do donate items for the sale and bring them along on the day or send them if you cannot attend. I will send around a catalogue with pictures of what will be on offer a week before the event, you can leave commission bids in advance and I hope you will attend and bid very generously for funds for a very good cause – every single penny raised will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick Children – it is dear to the heart of several of our guest speakers so let us really do them proud so we can present a big cheque
Please let your friends know we will also very happily accept donations in advance and on the day – it is such a good cause that so needs your help to keep going. We really need your help with this. We look forward to seeing you.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01279771667