Car Fest, the two-part fund-raising extravaganza for music lovers organised by Goodwood regular and DJ Chris Evans is approaching fast.
The first event will take place at Cheshire’s Oulton Park between the 1st and 3rd of August,with the southern leg happening at ex-F1 Champion Jody Sheckter’s Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend (22nd – 24th). Each previous event has by all accounts been a great success, with £2m raised so far for BBC Children in Need.
Evans prized ‘Magnificent 7’ collection of Ferraris which were on display at the Festival of Speed will again be seen, along with a Rock Star 7, Hot Rod 7, Movie Car 7, Formula One 7, Rally 7, an Anniversary 7 to include Nick Mason’s beautiful Maserati 250F (a continuation of the Italian marque’s centenary celebration as seen at Goodwood), and a Muscle Car 7 to mark 50 years of the Ford Mustang.
Aside from the wheeled entertainment there will be stunt displays, the RAF Red Arrows, a Battle of Britain Memorial flight, and performances from the likes of Simple Minds, Seasick Steve, 10cc, Jamie Cullum, and Texas, all compèred by Evans himself.
For more information go to www.carfest.org.