Forever Manchester Week is underway and one of our biggest fundraising drives is the Online Silent Auction. It’s not just about art, concerts and food – we’ve got some of the most unbelievable luxury experiences someone could want.
Seriously, have a look.
The adrenaline seeker is covered with:
The lightening fast McLaren 650s thrill day
Top Gun air combat experience
A Redbull Racing factory tour
And there’s something for the consummate golfer or cricket fan coming up too.
McLaren 650s racing day
3, 2, 1, you’ve just gone from 0-60mph in just 3 seconds in the flagship McLaren luxury car that has a £200,000 price tag. For that, you’d get to own one of the finest cars that has ever left the production line. It has become one of the definitive cars for celebrities like Patrick Stewart, DJ DeadMau5, Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Paris Hilton.
This racing experience is available at three race tracks around the country – if you want to go full Clarkson and get shouty on the Top Gear featured track, Dunsfold Park then we can make that happen too.
You will get a full briefing from a qualified racing instructor, who will get you up to speed and help you master control of the McLaren 650s. You’ll be given two demo laps in the passenger side first (we know, the steering side is what you want) and be given a detailed safety breakdown – plus the all important racing tips.
Once you’ve gone through the training and safety required, you are going to get in the driving seat of the fine car designed to be driven flat out with a top speed of 207 mph.
You aren’t going to forget the feeling of navigating 6 miles of racing track with the pace, precision handling and roar of the fabled McLaren 3.8 twin turbo engine.
And if that’s not enough also included is a hand signed Sir Stirling Moss F1 montage. What a nice touch.
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Top Gun Air Combat
You can be my wingman any time may well be one of the most quoted movie lines ever. Yet, when it comes to the 80s dog fighting movie starring Tom Cruise – there is so much more to be remembered.
The pumping of-the-time soundtrack featuring artists like Cheap Trick, Kenny Loggins and Berlin makes it a classic even before you get into the dialogue of the movie. Take my breath away on your mighty wings into the danger-zone. That’s quite the in-joke to mention.
If you watched Top Gun, you’ve always fancied yourself as an Iceman, Goose or Maverick, flying at death-defying speed while avoiding rockets with expert showmanship. It doesn’t have to be a Hollywood pipe dream any more.
Feel the pull of the G-Force and get in close formation with ex-military instructors in incredibly fast bulldog planes – then prepare to take each other on and replicate air combat yourself.
You will chase each others tail, do manoeuvres that are worthy of a Hollywood epic and importantly – you’ll be in control. Of course, you’ll be fully instructed as you do for your safety.
To complete the ultimate experience for a Top Gun fan, you’ll get a signed Top Gun frame from none other than the Maverick man himself, Tom Cruise.
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Red Bull Racing Factory Tour
The Austrian Formula 1 team based in Milton Keynes is the current team of racers Max Verstappen, Daniel Riccardo and Daniil Kyvat. In their recent history, they have produced four-time champion Sebastien Vettel and four successive Constructors Championship titles. Safe to say that success has followed them and will continue to do so.
This is the home of where all the R&D and future technology of F1 is developed and tested to find the next world champion.
The good news for you F1 fans is the doors are open for a factory tour.
You get to see it in all its operational glory. From the technical offices, to the ops room and to the model shop – you’ll get to know what it’s really like to be part of the team.
It’s not limited to the communications side of the Formula 1 business, you can get a look at the wind tunnel and manufacturing process that Red Bull Racing employ. With no mistake, this is where races are won.
You’ll get a tour of all of this and lunch created by the award-winning catering team in the race bay gallery. So you can eat whilst overlooking the race bays. Glorious.
Get your bid in now here.
And there is more.
If you are a sports fan, you are going to love these:
England World Cup 1966 Winners Signed Shirt
The greatest sporting triumph that England has ever seen. England won the World Cup Final against Germany 4-2 on the day, with a still controversial decision by an assistant referee and a Sir Geoff Hurst hat trick to finish it all off.
This monumental occasion has been remembered with the autographs of 10 of the players that played the amazing 1966 final. These are some of the very best players to have ever adorned an England shirt including:
- Sir Bobby Charlton
- George Cohen
- Jack Charlton
- Gordon Banks
- Martin Peters
- Alan Ball
- Nobby Style
- And Sir Geoff Hurst
The hat-trick hero is there along with the Manchester United director Sir Bobby Charlton and the late Alan Ball, former manager of Manchester City.
What more can be said about these men that brought football home? This piece of history could be yours by bidding today.
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Golf at the prestigious Wentworth Golf Club
This is a unique opportunity for four people to come together and play golf at one of the worlds finest golf and country clubs. A golfers heaven that is just one hour outside of central London.
If you want a round between Monday and Friday here then get your bid in fast here.
Cricket day out at Lord’s
Four tickets are available for the Royal London Cup match on 31st July between Middlesex and Essex including ‘money can’t buy’ Pavilion passes where you and your guests can sit back, relax and watch the game from the fabled Long Room.
At the conclusion of the match you will be invited into the home changing room for a drinks reception. You’ll be greeted by two of English cricket’s finest Graham Gooch OBE and Angus Fraser MBE – who will talk you through the famous honours boards the history behind the balcony.
Next up is the Committee Dining Room above the changing rooms for a sumptuous 3 course dinner with fine wines where ‘Goochie’ and ‘Gus’ will entertain you in a night talking cricket regaling stories both old and new.
This prestigious cricket experience is not one to be missed – especially for those who have not had the experience to go to Lord’s just yet. It will be a cherished memory forever.
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