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Manheim Auction Services operational update

Manheim Auctions has confirmed its auction programme will remain online only during August. A full auction programme will continue to take place via Simulcast, Manheim’s virtual auction...

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Cox Automotive has extended its support package for Manheim Auction Services customers.

Customers buying vehicles via Manheim’s Simulcast virtual auction platform will now also receive its QuickList Imagery product free of charge. QuickList provides buyers with high quality...

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Cox Automotive Press Release - Dealers to hold firm on used car prices

Nine in ten dealers will not be cutting their used car prices as they begin to re-open for face-to-face trading, according to the latest dealer sentiment survey undertaken by Cox Automotive...

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Application for Hazardous Substance Consent

The planning (Hazardous Substances) regulations 2015 (Regulation 6) Notice of application for hazardous substances consent  C Walton Ltd (a subsidiary of Cox Automotive UK Limited) is...

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Latest update from Martin Forbes, CEO - Cox Automotive UK

Cox Automotive UK CEO, Martin Forbes, has recorded a video update on how we’ve reacted to the coronavirus pandemic and why ‘doing the right thing’ continues to guide our decision...

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Cox Automotive Coronavirus Update

As per the government’s extension of the ‘lock down’ period, all of Cox Automotive’s physical locations and activities remain shut down. These include all offices, physical...

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URGENT OPERATIONAL UPDATE FOLLOWING PRIME MINISTER’S STATEMENT

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement imposing strict restrictions to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, we are closing Cox Automotive UK locations including Bruntingthorpe in...

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Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for all Manheim customers – changes to physical auction buying arrangements

Physical auctions will be Simulcast only from Monday 23rd March Simulcast (and Manheim Online) fees waived from Thursday 19th March Auction halls will be closed to account holders and public...

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Lutterworth Rotary presents VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebration at Hangar’42 – Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that in light of the latest Government directive in regards to the CoVid-19 outbreak we have made the decision to cancel the Lutterworth Rotary VE Day 75th Anniversary...

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Cox Automotive UK enters vehicle services market with major acquisition

Cox Automotive UK, a leading automotive services group, has today announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of C Walton Ltd (CWL), one of the UK’s key providers of vehicle services...

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Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground welcomes driving experiences designed for special educational needs to site

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground welcomes SpENd (Special Educational Needs Driving) experiences to the site. The vast network of track facilities and access roads sees all manner of vehicle testing and...

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Car Transporter Management Initiative approved at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground

C Walton Limited, one of the UK’s leading car fleet management operators, has been granted permission for a Car Transporter Management Plan to become effective at former USAF base...

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A marathon with a difference

On Saturday 3rd August a marathon with a difference took place on the Bruntingthorpe Tracks. Instead of thousands of runners, there was one man and a machine! Max Glover completed the marathon...

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Litter Removed in Perimeter Litter Pick

On Sunday 14th April, Norton and Gaulby Young Farmers Club performed a litter pick of the area and villages around Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. Following on from last year’s litter pick,...

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Road Safety Support’s speed camera testing facility now an official laboratory

Road Safety Support’s facility for testing the accuracy of speed cameras and other speed measurement devices has passed a stringent accreditation process and is now recognised internationally...

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Bruntingthorpe Events announced as ‘Most Innovative Business Tourism Partner’

Bruntingthorpe Events were announced as the ‘Most Innovative Business Tourism Partner’ at the Leicestershire Promotions 2018 Tourism & Hospitality Awards. The awards, held on the 29th...

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Bruntingthorpe Logistics Loads Up With New Scania Duo

Bruntingthorpe Logistics is now transporting new and used cars across the UK in style with their latest arrivals, a duo of Scania P450s. Such a fan of the Scania product, the Lutterworth based...

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MIA Networking Day with a petrol head twist

We recently played host to the MIA (Motorsport Industry Association) and a selection of its members for an action-packed day of driving thrills and networking. Guests arrived for an adrenaline...

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Big Yellow Experience Open Day

On Saturday the 15th September we welcomed Watling JCB and a selection of their customers with families and friends onto the Bruntingthorpe site for the Big Yellow Experience. This unique outdoor...

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Hangar ’42 Welcomes the Fitment Junkies Collective Show

On Sunday 23rd September our Hangar 42 Venue opened its doors to some of the UK’s most dedicated car lovers, with the Fitment Junkies Collective Show. The Fitment Junkies consists of four close...

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Turning the table on team building

In the events team we spend a lot of time organising the perfect team building events for our clients, but a sunny Saturday at the beginning of August was our opportunity to turn the tables and...

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Hawthorn Join our list of Production Preferred Suppliers

At Bruntingthorpe Events we are always looking to provide our clients with a host of knowledgeable and local suppliers who are experts in their field. In light of this we are pleased to announce the...

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We welcome back the Traffex Seeing is Believing event

Traffex Seeing is Believing is a biennial event held at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. The 2018 event was held on the 27th and 29th June. The Traffex Seeing is Believing event combines an indoor...

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Women’s Institute Centenary Meeting

Last month saw us welcome 1,500 members of the Women’s Institute to our 30,000 sq ft Hangar ’42 venue for their centenary meeting. The layout was simple yet elegant, and of course...

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Office Move for the Proving Ground And Events Team

We are excited to announce that our Event and Proving Ground team has moved to a new office. Great memories and events were made in the previous office, but the team are very excited about their new...

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Joules Big Sale

As a result of recent Government advice on public events the decision has been made to cancel The Joules Big Sale.  This page will remain updated with any rescheduling information as and when...

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Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the home of Cox Automotive Vehicle Solutions, Manheim Vehicle Services, Manheim Auction Services and Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. Situated within a 670-acre site, Cox Automotive customers and vehicle manufacturers, finance companies and dealers can access the extensive proving ground facilities at Bruntingthorpe which range from vehicle testing through to vehicle launches, media events and dealer training.

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