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Little Classics News: 24 July 2014

CarFest North Revs up for August Extravaganza

CarFest North Revs up for August Extravaganza

CarFest North is all set to burst into spectacular action at the picturesque Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire from 1-3 August. What’s more there’s still a great chance for a few more show goers to experience what creator, BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Chris Evans, describes as ‘my perfect family festival’.

Evans’ dream of combining fast cars, rocking music and a love of a good cake became a reality with two sell-out events in 2012 and again in 2013. The high-octane extravaganzas have proved hugely successful and have raised more than £2m for BBC Children in Need.

Building on that success, CarFest North now returns to Oulton Park for another three days of fabulous family entertainment.

CarFest Classic Lambo on track

The dazzling showcase of cars revving up for the Track Sprint at Oulton is headed by Evans’ own ‘Magnificent 7’ collection of fabulous Ferraris. This year’s list of Prancing Horses includes a pair of mouth-watering Ferrari 250 GTs from the Sixties, a Daytona from the Seventies, a gleaming F40 from the Nineties plus one of the illustrious Italian company’s latest La Ferrari supercars.

The other car collections on show all stick with the Sevens theme, too. There’s a Muscle Car Seven topped by Ford’s yet-to-be-released 2015 Mustang V8 Fastback; an Historic F1 Seven featuring cars raced by Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill; a Movie Car Seven with a ‘Back to the Future’ De Lorean and ‘Love Bug’ Herbie Beetle; an Anniversary Seven including the Maserati 250F owned by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason; an Unusual Seven containing Honda’s record breaking 130mph lawn mower and a BRM Gas Turbine Le Mans racer plus equally special collections of seven motorbikes, rally cars, vintage cars, racing cars, hot rods and gorgeous supercars.

CarFest North with vintage cars

Away from the high octane track action, activities in the popular Showground will include a mega Monster Truck display, the Knights of the Damned jousters and the DR Stunts motorcycle display team which is coming all the way from Australia to wow the CarFest crowds.

As the sun goes down and the dust settles on the showground and track activities, so the live music moves into overdrive. Friday evening’s line up at Oulton Park is topped by celebrated synthpop duo Erasure, with Simple Minds to the fore on Saturday and the imitable Jools Holland bringing down the curtain on Sunday night. The fun-loving Evans will be introducing equally great sets from the likes of Eliza Doolittle, Paloma Faith, Seasick Steve, The Feeling, 10cc, Texas and Tom Odell over the weekend, too.

There are a few tickets remaining for Friday – these are priced at £57 for adults and £10 for children (6-16 years).

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