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May 7, 2005
'Challenge Anneka' beach buggy goes up for auction on eBay

Challenge Anneka beach buggyThe beach buggy used by Anneka Rice during the filming of her 'Challenge Anneka' TV show in Burnham-On-Sea in 1994 is up for sale on Internet auction Web site eBay.

The vehicle was shown many times during the filming of the series during the 1990s, including during an episode in June 1994 when the Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft station was built by Anneka and her team in just 72 hours.

The seller of the buggy is looking for bids in excess of £1,500. The eBay description can be accessed here and states: "This is the actual car used in the well know TV series. It has recently featured on the TV programme The 100 Greatest TV cars.

Challenge Anneka TV show logo"It has been stored for several years and will need recommissioning, although the engine did run up to the point of storage. VW based. Not sure of engine but believe it was expensive when fitted. This is a fabulous summer project which will be very worthwhile considering the history of the car.

"Obviously, the car is not taxed or MOT’d and is sold privately without any guarantees. It is sold as a film/tv prop only, and its roadworthiness is the responsibility of the purchaser."

The boat house which today houses the Burnham-On-Sea rescue hovercraft was built in June 1994 during a flying visit by Anneka Rice and the crew from her popular prime-time BBC One TV show.


How Anneka Rice built Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft station

Link to the beach buggy on eBay

Background info and theme tune for 'Challenge Anneka'

Official Burnham Hovercraft Web site home page



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