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Going once, going twice… CarGurus’ virtual auction in support of automotive charity Ben ends this week

Posted by Beth Burke on November 3, 2020

Last week at Navigate, CarGurus’ second annual automotive conference, we launched a virtual auction to raise money for Ben. At the heart of our partnership with Ben is a shared desire to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing challenges in the automotive industry, and to provide resources to help people manage through the trying times the industry faces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Aside from raising money for Ben at a time when their support is critical to so many in the industry, this auction gives members of the automotive community the chance to bid on incredible items such as one-of-a-kind artwork, memorabilia, and luxury experiences, with all proceeds going to Ben. For those unable to bid, the auction page also accepts donations and any amount is greatly appreciated. For those who want to get in on the auction fun at a lower price point, we have recently added a few “unbearably” cute Ben-branded bears.

Here is a preview of some of the exciting auction items available:


Exclusive sports and automotive memorabilia

  • Arsenal Invincible Presentation Signed Dennis Bergkamp
  • Eric Cantona Signed Presentation
  • Usain Bolt Signed Presentation
  • Geoff Hurst 1966 World Cup Signed Presentation
  • Pelé and Ali Presentation, Signed by Pelé
  • Eric Cantona Signed Presentation
  • Lionel Messi Signed Presentation
  • Sir Ian Botham Signed Presentation
  • John Surtees Signed Presentation
  • Sir Jackie Stewart Signed Presentation
  • Giant Michael Schumacher Signed Presentation

Fine dining experiences 

  • Berry Bros & Rudd Wine Tasting for 2 with Michelin Star Lunch – 2021/22 Dates!
  • Chef’s Table Experience for 4 at Mosimann’s London – 18 Month Validity!
  • Chef’s Table experience for 4 people at Gaucho – 18 Month Validity!
  • 48ft Sunseeker & meal at Rick Steins for 8 people – 18 Month Validity!

High-end wine offerings

  • 2017 Meursault les Meix Chavaux, Sébastien Magnien, Burgundy – Case of 6
  • Bollinger 007 Limited Edition Millésimé 2011
  • La Rioja Alta – 3 Bottle Case

One-of-a-kind artwork

  • Marc Chagall – Les Clown Amoureux 
  • Alicia Dubnyckyj – ‘Above Westminster XII’
  • Daniel Mernagh – ‘Bowie’
  • Sarah Taylor – ‘Mackenzie the Highland Cow’

Luxury getaways

  • South of France Classic Car Road Rally for 2 People – 2021/22 dates!
  • 2 Night stay in a King Executive Suite at Hilton Prague – 2021 dates!
  • 2 Night stay in a Junior Suite at Cliveden House – 2021 dates!


…and much more! The auction closes on Friday November 6th, so please check out the full list of items here and join us in helping to raise money for this incredible cause.

Topics: Ben, Navigate, virtual auction