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Beckham’s Bladerunner BR RIB 35 Goes Under The Hammer | Olympics 2012

Bladerunner BR RIB 35 will be making one more journey on 3 December when it features in the Bonhams auction at Mercedes-Benz Brooklands, one of the highlights of the annual sale.

Britain's David Beckham drives a powerboat with the Olympic torch as fireworks are launched over Tower Bridge during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games


Now, that very same sleek, futuristic boat built by British yard Ice Marine, and used during the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony will be up for grabs at the Bonhams sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3rd. This very piece of British sporting history, which comes complete with its original heavy customization appointments, is expected to garner a handsome price of $402,600.

 “After a fantastic summer of British sporting success, Bonhams is proud to offer for sale the ultimate souvenir from the Olympic opening ceremony – what has been dubbed ‘the greatest show on earth’.

Tim Schofield, Director of Bonhams UK Motor Car department



The Bladerunner joins other iconic British designs in the auction including a Hawker Hurricane aircraft estimated at between £1.4 million and £1.7 million The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force and became renowned during the Battle of Britain.


Also up for sale are a number of important automobiles, including a rare 1931 Invicta S-Type, from the former British manufacturer based in Cobham, Surrey which is estimated to fetch between £450,000 and £550,000. Alongside this the Invicta is a 1938 Jaguar SS100, estimated at £200,000 to £250,0000, a British 2-seat sports car built by SS Cars Ltd of Coventry. The SS Cars Ltd Model 100 “Jaguar” was so named as the ‘100’ reflected the capability of the 3.5-litre model to exceed 100 mph – then a remarkable speed for a production vehicle.



‘Freddie’ Flintoff’ having pre fight Jitters | Watch Live | Boxing

The ex-England cricketer has admitted that he has the jitters about the clash at the MEN arena but hopes to channel the nerves into his performance.

Talking to Sky Sports News, Flintoff, 34, said: “I’d be lying if I said there weren’t any nerves, but I experienced nerves in my career before, in cricket, and managed to use them to my advantage – so hopefully this will be no different.

Andrew Flintoff & Richard Dawson Weigh In


“It’s a big task I’m taking on, I’ve worked hard for it – and we’ll see what the result is afterwards.

Rejecting claims that the fight was nothing more than a publicity stunt, Flintoff said: “You can’t go into this sport for a bit of fun

“It’s a serious sport, it’s a serious business.

“He’s come here to win and so have I.”



Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff weighs in for his first professional boxing fight.

The 34-year-old former all rounder will take on American Richard Dawson at the MEN Arena in Manchester after exchanging his cricketing whites for a pair of boxing gloves in a bid to prove himself in the ring.

Flintoff, who was part of England’s Ashes winning teams in 2005 and 2009, tipped the scales at 216lbs (97.98kg), 25lbs (11.34kg) lighter than his 23-year-old opponent who already has two professional victories.

Watch the fight live here en David Price vs. Matt Skelton

At Liverpool, England (Boxnation/WealthTV): David Price vs. Matt Skelton, 12 rounds, for Price’s British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles; Darren Hamilton vs. Steve Williams, 12 rounds, for Hamilton’s British junior welterweight title; John McDermott vs. Dillian Whyte, 10 rounds, heavyweights; Freddie Flintoff vs Richard Dawson

The Craziest Christmas Dinner Idea

Cooking Christmas dinner is such a chore – buying the turkey, working out the cooking time, fitting it in the oven, timing the vegetables. And you’re going to miss The Snowman while you’re doing it.

Well, thankfully HotCan have come to the rescue, with this amazing/frightening Christmas dinner in a can. And the thing even cooks itself, via a slow release exothermic reaction. Just pierce the outer jacket, wait twelve minutes, and – before you can say Rudolph – your meal is ready.

Consisting of turkey casserole with winter veg, chipolatas, stuffing balls and cranberry jelly, the meal is nutritionally balanced, so no festive overindulgence for you this year.

The meal is just £5.99 per can from Firebox. But let us just say, if you’re thinking about buying one. just come over to ours for dinner instead. It doesn’t matter who you are, or how late you arrive – the alternative is just too upsetting.

Buy from Firebox here

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