GL events Owen Brown creates showrooms for Bonhams

A rare Jaguar E-Type Roadster barn find, an abandoned Aston Martin DB3, a Maserati Tipo racer, and a £1.5million Lagonda were just a few of the stunning classic cars that graced the purpose built showrooms created by GL events Owen Brown for Bonhams sales at Beaulieu and Goodwood Revival.

The official temporary structure supplier to the world renowned auction house, GL events Owen Brown created the 1,600sqm showroom at Beaulieu Autojumble from its Snowdens Roder Range with soft sides, with some clear panoramic windows to ensure those enthusiasts without a catalogue could still get a sense of the atmosphere.

As well as hosting the auctioneer’s rostrum and seating area, the structure also showcase some of the key lots with the cars driven in to the building for static display once the event was underway.

With around 100 lots of offer, the Bonhams sale at Beaulieu Autojumble, the UK’s biggest outdoor restoration event, saw the hammer down at over £75,000 for a 1973 Jaguar E-type Roadster that had been discovered in a barn while a rare 1920 Vauxhall 30/98 sold for over £150,000.

A week later and a larger showroom was installed at the glamorous Goodwood Revival, where GL events also supplied a raft of corporate hospitality areas. The variety of structures totaled over 3,600sqm, with the main structure being the Giant 30m on the tall 4m legs from the Absolute range, afforded even more spectacular vehicles.

Two of the 75 plus lots at the Goodwood sale passed the million pound mark as a 1936 Lagonda sold for £1.56million and a 1930 OM found a new home for £1.25million.

The Bonhams Motoring department is the largest auction house to hold auction sales of motor cars, motorcycles and related memorabilia. The auctions are held globally at some of the most premier locations in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events.