28 Nov 2011
Roger Daltrey, Lotus Evora and Teenage Cancer Trust
Roger Daltrey designed Lotus Evora auctioned for Teenage Cancer Trust
Legendary ‘The Who’ front man and long term Teenage Cancer Trust patron, Roger Daltrey CBE, has joined forces with premium British sports car manufacturer, Lotus, to create a one-off Roger Daltrey Lotus Evora, which will be auctioned for Teenage Cancer Trust on Thursday 1 December.
This unique collaboration of two internationally respected and admired British icons aims to raise as much money as possible for young people with cancer in the UK. The award-winning, high-performance sports car, personalised by Roger Daltrey himself, has been hand-built by a specialist team at Lotus Design and is expected raise over £80,000.
“It’s not every day you get asked to design for one of the legendary British car makers,” said Roger Daltrey. “As the car is being auctioned for Teenage Cancer Trust, I decided to get some advice from a teenager, Toby, who is 18 and the son of John Entwistle’s roadie. We came up with the ideas together.
“The music business as we know it today would never have existed without the support of teenagers. The money raised from this car and the shows we have staged at the Royal Albert Hall for the past eleven years will be used to make a difference to the lives of teenagers with cancer. It’s my way of giving them something back.”
The car is sporty, sleek and sophisticated. Bespoke features include union jack details, red highlights and hand-painted graphics including Roger Daltrey’s authenticating signature. The inside features references to The Who and mod graphics, with embroidered roundels on the headrests and hand-trimmed union jack flags on seat backs.
The auction is being held by Bonhams at its traditional end of year sale of Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia in Surrey on Thursday 1 December, with phone, internet and absentee bidding available.
Here’s the auction link.
For more information and to donate to Teenage Cancer Trust, visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.