BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has revealed he has bought one of motorsports most iconic landmarks - paying £437 for the world-renowned Dunlop Bridge.
Car-mad Evans told his listeners he purchased the famous bridge which stood over Donington Park racetrack for 30 years at a charity auction yesterday.
On his breakfast show this morning multimillionaire Evans, 30, described his new purchase as a "national landmark" and appealed for help getting it from the track to his house.
Evans, who also presents The One Show, joked he was going to put up the bridge, which is over 70 metres (230 ft) in length, in his garden over the top of his neighbour's house.
He said: "All kids listening to this show would say 'yeah, why would you not buy a bridge?'
"There will be planning issues of course, with a temporary structure, but if we whittle it away at either end, affectionately and sympathetically, because it is a national landmark, I think I can get it down to four metres?"
He then dedicated the Elbow track First Steps to "all bridge owners" listening to his programme.
The bridge among other memorabilia from the historic race track were sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival race meeting in Sussex.
Tyre company Dunlop originally paid for the bridge to be put over the Leicestershire track in 1977.
The structure was based on an identical bridge which has stood over the Circuit De La Sarthe, home of the Le Mans 24 hours, since 1932.
In 2009 the bridge was dismantled during planned renovations for the circuit's former operator's botched attempts to host the British Grand Prix.
When the move collapsed the owners of the circuit were unable to restore the bridge to its position over Starkey's Straight due to health and safety laws.
Christopher Tate, managing director at the circuit, said: "It had just been lying there in twenty pieces in a yard, which needs tidying up - so somebody had the idea of auctioning it off.
"Every now and then you've got to make some changes and we've got to tidy up the yard."
The lot bought by Evans comprises 16 panel pieces which made the arch that decorated the footbridge.
The metal structure of the bridge has already been sold for scrap.