Most of you would have seen that in lieu of COVID-19, Re:Fuel has temporarily gone “fully digital” for our Open Days. So instead of opening our gates physically this month, we put together a fun-fueled digital event which took place on the 19th April and included:
- Broadcasting an hour-long live video with some special guests
- Putting together a digital treasure hunt, so you can unleash your inner detective
- Hosting a Charity Auction to raise money for those on the front line fighting Coronavirus
Firstly, we want to thank each and every one of you who took part in the activities. But a special shout-out must go to those who helped raise money in our auction for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Appeal, and the fantastic companies that donated our awesome prizes. There were 50 bidders that placed 182 bids in total during the auction – and together, we raised £1,215 for NHS Charities Together in the 4 days the auction was live.
Below are the items we had to auction and who kindly donated them:
- Re:Fuel Hoodie and 1st Edition Card – donated by Re:Fuel
- Magnesium GT3 Wheel (used at Le Mans 24 hour race) – donated by Pitlane Motorsport
- Signed Nigel Mansell book – donated by The Signature Store
- Mansell “Senna taxi” picture, signed by Nigel Mansell – donated by The Signature Store
- Supercar passenger rides – donated by Joe at Lucky’s Supercars
- Afternoon Tea for two at Lympstone Manor – donated by Michael Caines MBE
- A ride to the official Re:Fuel “Re:Opening” later this year in either a Rolls Royce Drophead, Ferrari 488 Spider or Ferrari Portofino – donated by Windsor Carriage Company
- Michelin goodies – donated by Exmouth Tyre & Exhausts Centre
- Signed and numbered 2019 F1 print – donated by David Johnson, aka Formula Art
- An off-roading experience driving a brand new Land Rover or Range Rover – donated by Land Rover Experience West Country
- An Autoism T-Shirt and Pin Badge – donated by Leon of Autoism Car Club
- A ride to Re:Fuel in a McLaren 675LT – donated by Neil at Southmoor Farm Machinery
Digital Treasure Hunt
In order to keep things fresh, we wanted to do something a bit different to help you all pass the time. So we put on a Digital Treasure Hunt. The challenge was to solve the mystery of PC Mansell’s latest collar! On the day of our Live Broadcast (19th April), we even put up a prize of a Re:Fuel hat for the quickest correct answer, and a random prizedraw for a T-Shirt from all correct answers submitted by 9pm. If you haven’t given it a try already, then although the prizes have already been won, you can still have a go by clicking here. were:
- Re:Fuel Bobble Hat for the first correct answer – Alex Sergeant
- Re:Fuel T-Shirt in the random draw – Liam Wright
Well done to you both!
We also had the privilege of being joined in our live broadcast by some very special guests. First up was Leon Watts talking about his club Autoism and how his love of cars has helped him thrive and raise awareness for those with autism; a condition Leon has been dealing with since the age of 5.
Next up we had a local legend that goes by the name of Luckyssupercars. Joe has a personal collection of vehicles that rivals most museums in the Southwest. The collection includes the likes of a Ferrari F40, 2x (yes 2!) Lexus LFA’s, an Alfa Romeo 8C, Mercedes McLaren 722s Roadster signed by Sir Stirling Moss, Aston Martin GT8 & Vanquish S Ultimate Edition. There are more but we’ve got a word count to keep to!
Finally, we were joined by none other than Paul Wallace of Supercars of London. Regarded as one of the founding fathers of Automotive YouTube as we know it today, and proud owner of one of the loudest cars the internet has ever seen; a Black Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 he’s dreamed of owning since he was a child. His videos have been viewed (at the time of this posting) 276,264,690 times, and it was great to catch up with someone who’s as passionate and dedicated to his craft as Paul is. And who knows, once this is all over maybe you’ll see him at Re:Fuel some time!
You can still watch!
We had over 500 people watch live on the day – so thank you so much for joining us, and for your continued support. We’ve also had some great feedback, which we really appreciate, and we’re so glad you all enjoyed it.
If you like the sound of our live broadcast, it’s currently still available to watch on our YouTube channel:
We certainly had fun putting together all of this content for you, and we hope you enjoyed the day’s events. We’re now diving straight back in planning our May Digital Open Day, so keep your eyes peeled for what lies in store over the next few weeks.
From all of us here at Re:Fuel, stay safe, stay indoors and stay sane!