Industry jobs: Roles filled at Toyota, Goodyear, CD Auction Group, Carzam and Activate Group

Toyota has announced Agustin Martin will take the role of president and managing director of Toyota (GB) from October 1, 2020.

Replacing Paul Van der Burgh who is retiring from the company, Martin is currently CEO of the London-based Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) and vice president connected technologies at Toyota Motor Europe.

In his current role, he has been focusing on developing digital technologies that will enable Toyota future mobility business.

Martin built a career within Toyota European operations starting in 1995, including president and CEO of Toyota Spain from 2015, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) marketing director from 2012 and previously TME product planning general manager.

He holds a degree in business studies, specialising in marketing from the University of Valencia (1987-1992).

Dr Johan van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe, said: “I am sure Agustin is a very worthy successor (of Paul) and will use his experience,

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Online Auction Unites Mortgage Companies to Support Veterans

Ginnie Mae Veteran lending policyContinuing a tradition of support for military families, the Veterans Financial Services Advisory Council (VFSAC) is hosting an online charity auction through October 5.

With items on the block ranging from school supplies to signed Joan Jett records and even a Walt Disney World Day pack, proceeds from the auction will benefit military veterans and their families.

To participate and bid, you can text “VFSAC2” to 76278 or click here for more information.

Edmond Buckley, Brand Ambassador for Aspen Grove Solutions and COO of VFSAC, told DS News that the auction is the first of four corporate social responsibility events the group has planned to support military veteran families in upcoming months. Other initiatives include crowdfunding, home donations, and “hands-on neighborhood assistance.”

“Through the combination of our events, we aim to raise in excess of $1 million by this time next year,” Buckley said. “We need the industry to support

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John Lennon’s glasses go up for sale in new Beatles auction

John Lennon’s glasses are due to be sold as part of a brand new major Beatles memorabilia sale held by the world-famous auction house Sotheby’s.

“Sotheby’s celebrates the world’s greatest pop group by offering a compelling selection that traces The Beatles from schooldays to global superstardom,” the auction house said. “The Beatles’ early years are represented in items ranging from a teachers’ list of John Lennon’s school misdemeanours, to handbills advertising some of their early concerts in the Liverpool area, to a belt worn by Lennon on stage in Hamburg.”

Adding: “A rare signed first pressing of their first single, ‘Love Me Do’ is the first amongst several attractive signed items—photographs, programmes—many of which were inscribed at key moments in the band’s history. They’re also more personal items in the sale, notably a pair of John Lennon’s familiar round glasses, possibly the first pair he ever owned, as well as

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Cars get snapped up in pricey bids at Bicester motor auction event

CAR fanatics who flocked to Bicester Heritage’s drive in event at the weekend also managed to bid for vehicles.

Bonhams MPH held its first live socially-distanced auction on Sunday which achieved a sale total of £1.26 million.

A mix of modern and classic cars were on offer including a 2018 McLaren 570S Spider, the first McLaren to be offered in an MPH auction which sold for £95,625, exceeding its top estimate of £80,000.

The car belonged to the late racing driver and Ladies Hillclimb Champion, Joy Rainey, and had been used to give charity rides but had covered fewer than 5,000 miles.

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Other highlights of the day included a collection of nine classic British cars such as a 1935 Alvis Speed 20SC which achieved £78,750, the second top sale of the day.

Oxford Mail:

An early 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1

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Aircraft, bomb and skeleton in eclectic Fort Paull auction

The Last Remaining Blackburn Beverley Transporter Aircraft

image copyrightGilbert Baitson

image captionThe Blackburn Beverley was a transport aircraft in use by the Royal Air Force between 1955 and 1967

A military museum’s entire collection including the last RAF aircraft of its kind and an unexploded bomb dropped on Hull are up for auction.

Fort Paull, a gun battery and fort on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, was a museum before closing in January.

Bids for the last surviving Blackburn Beverley Transporter Aircraft currently stand at more than £3,000.

A pretend skeleton and a waxwork of the Queen are among the

eclectic items up for grabs until 19 September.

Auctioneer Andrew Baitson said: “It’s certainly up there with one of more unusual lots we’ve had.”

image captionThe Herman 2250lb German bomb was dropped in Shiphams Car Park in Hull in 1942

Mr Baitson said there had been

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Fancy A McLaren Senna? This One’s Heading To Auction With Just 95 Miles

The McLaren Senna is a serious bit of kit, and one particularly stylish example is being auctioned off by Mecum during its October 15-17 event in Dallas, Texas.

McLaren built just 500 examples of the ‘regular’ Senna, excluding subsequent GTR, LM and Can-Am variants. This one has only been driven for 95 miles (153 km) and seems to be in perfect condition.

Adorning the exterior is a shade of Pure White, but making the track-focused hypercar stand out are Azure Blue accents on the fenders, front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and brake calipers. This Senna has also been equipped with a Bowers and Wilkins 7-speaker audio system that was a $5,680 factory option.

Read Also: Ultra Rare McLaren Senna LM Touches Down In The U.S.

Speaking of the interior, the listing shows it is bathed in carbon fiber and Alcantara and sports Azure Blue struts for the dihedral doors.

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Lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair sells for more than $81,000 at auction

A lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair along with a blood-stained telegram about his 1865 assassination have been sold at auction for more than $81,000.

The items were sold during an auction that ended Saturday, according to RR Auction of Boston. No information about the buyer was disclosed.

The roughly 2-inch long lock of hair was removed during Lincoln’s postmortem examination after he was fatally shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., by John Wilkes Booth.

It was presented to Dr. Lyman Beecher Todd, a Kentucky postmaster and a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln, the 16th president’s widow, according to RR Auction. Dr. Todd was present when Lincoln’s body was examined.

The hair is mounted on an official War Department telegram sent to Dr. Todd by George Kinnear, his assistant in the Lexington, Ky., post office. The telegram was received in Washington at 11 p.m. on April 14, 1865.

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Fabled Factory Development E-Type to be Offered in RM Sotheby’s London Auction



  • 6162 RW: Ex-press and development E Type Coupe to be offered in London sale on 31st October 2020
  • The 10th production coupe built and driven in period by Norman Dewis and Paul Frère
  • Featured in numerous important period press road-tests, including Motoring News, Auto Motor und Sport
  • Participated as a press car in the 1962 Tour de France
  • Sold via Coombs of Guildford into private ownership
  • Concours-winning restoration by renowned marque expert
  • Sale to also feature Allard JR Le Mans Roadster Continuation, chassis no. 3408, created by the Allard family to the JR’s period-correct 1953 Le Mans 24 Hour specification

LONDON, ENGLAND – September 22, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Following a successful series of North American-based auctions,

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Stop spending too much on flood cars, try Auction – Awoof car

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US: Lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair up for auction | International

Sep 09, 2020, 09:47PM ISTSource: AP

A lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, wrapped in a bloodstained telegram received on the night of his 1865 assassination, is up for sale. Boston-based RR Auction says bidding has opened online for the items ahead of a live auction scheduled for Sept. 12. Measuring roughly 2 inches long, the bushy lock of hair was removed during Lincoln’s postmortem examination after he was fatally shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., by John Wilkes Booth. The auction house says it was given to Dr. Lyman Beecher Todd, a Kentucky postmaster and a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln, the 16th president’s widow. The physician was at Lincoln’s bedside in his final hours, at the Petersen House across from Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC., Dr. Todd accompanied Lincoln’s body to the White House and was present when his body was examined that afternoon. The hair is

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