Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) – 2018
Robert Saunders Autographs Pty Ltd are now member of the local chamber of commerce, contributing in industry events and supporting local businesses.
Catching up with Stefan Johansson at Goodwood 2017
Robert caught up with Acquaintance Stefan Johansson at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. They discussed Cars, Watches, the state of F1 and Indycar. Always good to catch up with legends of the sport.
July 2015 – NEW WEBSITE BEING DEVELOPED
We are in the process of developing a new Tablet friendly website. Watch this space.
Project Brabham Founder – December 2014
Robert Saunders Ltd are one of the 182 proud founders of “Project Brabham”, an initiative to establish a new Motorsport team by David Brabham, son of Sir Jack. Brabham is one of the biggest names in Motorsport and compares alongside Ferrari, Mclaren and Lotus. Further information can be found at www.brabham.co.uk
World Rally Championship – September 2014
Robert once again visits the WRC Rally Championship in Coffs Harbour, Australia. The rally was dominated by Volkswagen, with a 1-2-3 for the German team. Robert got to meet several of the drivers including Sebastian Ogier, Jari Mati Latvala, Thierry Neuville, Robert Kubica, Hayden Paddon, Andreas Mikkelsen and Kris Meeke. Once again, it was a great event and allowed spectators to get up close and personal.
September 2014 – Meeting Jamie Whincup
Anna got to meet Jamie Whincup at a store opening in Queensland Australia. Whincup, the Redbull V8 Supercar driver, was on hand to sign autographs and speak with visitors in the Sun.
WRC Rally – Australia September 2013
Robert visited the World Rally Championship event at Coffs Harbour, Australia. The VW of Sebastian Ogier was dominant and took the victory. Several drivers were around in the evenings and relaxed about meeting the fans.
January 2013 – Robert Saunders Ltd – Autographs Support Bloodhound SSC
Robert Saunders Ltd are supporting the Bloodhound SSC 1000mph World Record attempt and will have their name on the cars fin. Bloodhound SSC is a SuperSonic Car!. It is supersonic because it is designed to go faster than the speed of sound. It is a car because it has four wheels and is under full control of its driver. Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). It has a slender body of approximately 14m length with two front wheels within the body and two rear wheels mounted externally within wheel fairings. It weighs over 7 tonnes and the engines produce more than 135,000 horsepower – more than 6 times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together! The Car is a mix of car and aircraft technology, with the front half being a carbon fibre monocoque like a racing car and the back half being a metallic framework and panels like an aircraft. This is an exciting attempt and its progress can be monitored at www.bloodhoundssc.com
March 2012 – Robert Meets Heinz Harold Frentzen
Robert meets Heinz Harold Frentzen at the Australian GP 2012.
October 2011 – Robert Meets Mika Salo
Robert met Mika Salo at the Gold Coast 600 in Surfers Paradise Australia. Salo, driving the Ford Falcon V8 came home 2nd in one of the races , putting in a master performance.
October 2011 – The Queen Visits
The Queen visits Brisbane Australia – Unfortunately she never took up our invite for Tea so we failed to get her autograph. Nonetheless, it was good she came.
July 2011 – Forged Certificates of Authenticity
We became aware in July 2011, a dealer in the USA going under the name Autographs America www.autographsamerica.com have been forging autographs and using my name on their Certificates of Authenticity. We have no association with this company and haver never provided COAs for other companies. An example of one of their Forged COAs, this one associated with a signed Guitar, is enclosed.
June 2010 – Robert Meets Bathurst Legend Dick Johnson
Robert met Bathurst Legend and team owner Dick Johnson at the Darwin V8 Supercar Event in Australia
June 2010 – UACC Autograph Dealer of the Year 2010
Arundel Autograph Gallery are awarded the prestigious Universal Autograph Dealers Club (UACC) “Dealer of the Year” Award.
March 2009 – Australian GP
Robert attended the Australian GP over three days, taking in the atmosphere and surprise result. It was good to Jenson Button win in the Australian Sun, having followed his career from his younger days in the UK.
2009 – Robert Meets Rupert Keegan
Robert meets former Formula One Racing Driver Rupert Keegan at the Goodwood Revival, England.
2009 – Darwin V8 Supercar Race
Robert attends the Darwin V8 Supercar Race, collecting autographs from the Southern Hemisphere.
October 2008 – Gold Coast Indy Car Race
Robert attends the Gold Coast Indy Car race, won by local hero Ryan Briscoe (pictured below with Dario Franchitti). The weather in Surfers Paradise was typically superb. Paying just 10 UK Pounds for a pit pass he managed to meet several drivers and Bobby Rahal, there supporting his son Graham. The Australian Supercar Championship was also held at the same event attracting huge attention from the local crowd.
September 2008 – Goodwood Revival
Flying in from Australia, Robert attended the Goodwood Revival once again. Several veteran drivers attended and we were fortunate to meet with Emerson Fittipaldi (pictured), David Brabham, Rupert Keegan, Bobby Rahal and Jean-Marc Gounon. The event, in glorious weather, proved popular with visitors from across the World.
August 2008 – New Internet Site Launched.
We are proud to launch our new company internet site, building upon the strengths of our previous design. Our new site offers a user friendly interface. We welcome feedback. The site will be developed further over time so we ask for your patience during this process.
March 2008 – Relocation to Australia
After a short spell in Anna’s native country of Sweden, Arundel Autograph Gallery has now successfully relocated to Australia. Business continues to grow globally and the relocation will have no impact on our service to customers. If you visit Brisbane why not drop us a visit. You are welcome.
September 2006 – Visit to the Goodwood Revival
Arundel Autograph Gallery visits the Goodwood Revival once again for more automotive celebrity sightings. The weather spoiled the autograph collecting but non the less it was good to see such a great gathering of drivers once again. The photograph below shows Robert with Bobby Rahal.
August 2006 – Visit to New Zealand and lunch with Eoin Young
Robert visits New Zealand and takes in lunch in Christchurch with Eoin Young. Eoin was Bruce Mclaren’s secretary and has written numerous books on motorsport personalities, including countrymen Chris Amon and Bruce himself. He is currently working on a book on 1967 World Champion Denny Hulme. It was also a chance to meet long time enthusiast and friend John Turnbull.
July 2006 – Visit to the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Arundel Autograph Gallery visits the Goodwood Festival of Speed for more automotive celebrity sightings. This year had a feast of current and vintage drivers such as Stirling Moss as well as several rally stars.
March 2006 – Visit to the Geneva Motor Show
Robert visits the Geneva Motor show to view the latest road going machinery as well as looking out for celebrity visitors. Horatio Pagani of “Zonda” and “Christian Von Koenigsegg” both attended.
November 2005 – We begin advertising in EVO Magazine
Arundel Autograph Gallery begins advertising in Car magazine `EVO`, with a quarter page colour advert. Let’s hope it is successful and compliments our other advertising in the Pen and Quill and Motorsport magazine.
October 2005 – Robert Saunders meets Charles Duke
Robert was lucky enough to meet Apollo 16 Astronaut and Moonwalker Charles Duke for the 2nd time. The first time we met Duke was in Chichester, when Duke was a guest of watchmaker Omega. This time, again at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, London, Duke was on hand to sign autographs and talk about his career and answer questions.
October 2005 – Robert Saunders meets Buzz Aldrin
On the 28th October 2005 Robert was lucky enough to meet Edwin `Buzz` Aldrin at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, London. Robert, among with 20 other lucky people, had dinner with Dr Aldrin and his wife in the evening and listened to Buzz talk about his career, the future of space flight and many other interesting topics.
July 2005 – Robert attends the Goodwood Festival of Speed for some autograph hunting.
As normal, the Goodwood Festival of Speed offered the chance to meet and talk to many motorsport celebrities, as well as the opportunity for some good autograph hunting. See you there in 2006 for some more celebrity sightings. Below is a photo of Robert with Eddie Irvine.
May 2005 – ‘Is It Real’ Website launched.
Education website `is it real` is launched in the fight against forgeries and aims to educate collectors in the autographs that are not what they seem. Take a look at isitreal.com
March 2005 – Robert and Anna visit Melbourne just prior to the 2005 Grand Prix season
Robert and Anna walked the Albert Park race circuit just prior to the 2005 Australian Grand Prix and soak up the mood in the city of Melbourne, keeping an eye open for autograph opportunities.
January 2005 – Arundel Autograph Gallery once again sponsor Katie Croucher
Once again Arundel Autograph Gallery sponsor racing driver Katie Croucher in her pursuit to become one of Britain’s fastest female drivers. Katie has raced in a variety of cars across the UK including the Citroen 2CV, Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio.
2005 – Robert Meets Dr Who !
Robert was fortunate to meet Tom Baker, former Doctor Who (and a Darlek) at an event in the UK.
November 2004 – Robert attends the Barcelona Formula 1 Test Session
Robert and his friends visit the Barcelona F1 circuit for the annual test session and get the chance to meet several top F1 drivers including Juan Montoya, Christian Klien Jenson Button, Antonio Pizzonia , Mark Webber, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Takuma Sato. Apart from Montoya who was once again a difficult, most obliged with an autograph.
May 2004 – Robert meets David Scott
Astronaut and Moonwalker David Scott visits the Royal Greenwich Observatory, England, to talk about his career and sign his new book, `Two sides of the Moon`. Robert has the opportunity to meet him afterwards.
January 2003 – Newspaper Article (Sweden)
Arundel Autograph Gallery are featured in a Swedish Newspaper “Blekinge Lans Tidning” over the centre pages in an article by Jan Soderind.
May 2002 – Robert attends the UACC Basic Autograph Authentication Course
Robert attended the Basic Autograph Authentication course held at the Moat House Hotel, Northampton, England, held by UACC Director Al Wittnebert. The course confirmed our approach to authentication and was an enjoyable and well set out event..