Vulcan bomber and classic cars at Carfest

Jay Nagley

Chris Evans' CarFest (see more details here) will play host to the last flying Vulcan bomber, one of the world's most remarkable military aircraft, as well as two big auctions of classic cars.

The Vulcan was originally designed as a nuclear bomber in the 1950s, before intercontinental ballistic missiles made the concept obsolete. It had one last hurrah, when a Vulcan made the longest bombing raid in history to attack the airport in the Falkland Islands during the 1982 war – almost 4,000 miles from a base in the Ascension Islands. That feat required a convoy of aerial refuelling tankers and a total consumption of 240,000 gallons of fuel.