The British Forces Foundation launched its Lap of Honour project in June 2008. Fronted by BFF Trustee Katherine Jenkins, the project marks the charity’s 10th anniversary year.

The new vehicle has been engaged in a year-long adventure around the country getting 50 British icons to autograph one car, and 100 companies to lend their support.
The 50 icons represent the British elite in all spheres and the list includes Sir Michael Caine, Sir Jackie Stewart, Rod Stewart, Lewis Hamilton, Kate Moss, Joe Calzaghe, Sir Elton John, David Beckham, Baroness Thatcher, Eric Clapton, Joanna Lumley and Gordon Brown outside Number 10 Downing Street. Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May also signed up during filming at the programme's test track in Surrey.

BFF Director, Mark Cann, said: “The Lap of Honour is more than just a fundraising event for the Charity or a focal point to mark 10 years serving the Armed Forces. It is a celebration of the British link between companies, eminent icons and serving personnel. The very act of demonstrating support will send a clear message of solidarity to those on the frontline, which will in itself be a significant boost to their morale.”

Brands Hatch has invited The British Forces Foundation to exhibit the Lap of Honour vehicle at the British round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. The display follows on from installations at Mini Park Lane, The Royal Automobile’s atrium in Pall Mall and The National Motor Museum.

Lap of Honour will be concluded when the car, along with two fully signed travelling albums, will be sold in two lots by Bonhams at their world-famous Festival of Speed auction on 3rd July 2009.

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