Chris Evans' CarFest heads to Cheshire


Chris Evans' motoring and fund-raising extravaganza, CarFest North, rolls into Cheshire this weekend.

It's the second of two events organised by Radio 2 DJ Evans, and follows in the tyre tracks of CarFest South, held in Hampshire last month.

That was hailed as a major success and featured an impressive array of classic, racing and supercars plus plenty of food for the thousands of visitors and live music too.

There were a few grumbles from unhappy neighbours however, as the village of Overton was swamped with 20,000 festival-goers.

"CarFest is my dream of the perfect family festival starring three of of my greatest passions – cars, live music and scrumptious food," explained Evans, who was thrilled with the success of the Hampshire event.

"CarFest South was utterly awesome and from the moment it opened, took on a whole brand new personality of its own. And the best news is, we can now do it all over again."

Cholmondeley is no stranger to putting on major motoring events – it's home to the annual Pageant of Power – and CarFest's line-up is just as impressive.

Heading the pack doing dramatic demonstration runs will be Evans' very own famed 'Magnificent Seven' Ferraris.

And there will be several other collections of seven including legendary F1 cars, the very latest supercars, Group B rally machines and vintage vehicles. Air displays will be a feature too with the RAF Red Arrows and magnificent Vulcan bomber all set to turn heads skywards.

Musical acts will include Texas, Paloma Faith and the Proclaimers. All money raised goes to the BBC's Children in Need Appeal.

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