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Chris Evans' CarFest North raises money for Children In Need

Published 05 August 2014

More than 55,000 enthusiasts attended Radio 2 broadcaster Chris Evans’ CarFest North at the weekend, helping to raise money for Children In Need.

Held at Oulton Park racetrack in Cheshire, crowds of all ages braved the bad weather to celebrate a combination of cars, music and food – all for a good cause.

Evans said, “A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along: the parents, the children, the performers, those who provided all the fabulous cars – all those who came to the CarFest party and made it so special.”

To date the four CarFest events staged in 2012 and 2013 have raised more than £2 million for the children's charity, helping to change the lives of disadvantaged kids and young people across the UK.

Evans himself opened all five track sprints, driving both Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and his LaFerrari hypercar. Also taking part was Pink Floyd drummer and renowned car enthusiast, Nick Mason, with a selection of classics from his collection, including a priceless Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari 512 and Maserati 250F.

Other motorsport highlights included several F1 cars, various iconic rally cars, plus the unique Rover-BRM gas turbine car that was raced at Le Mans by Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart back in 1965.

For all the latest news about the event visit the official CarFest website.

 

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