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Little Classics News: 15 August 2014

CarFest South Will Host Sell-out Crowd this Bank Holiday

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Another sell-out crowd is expected to enjoy the biggest CarFest South yet as the classic cars, modern metal and music extravaganza returns to Laverstoke Park Farm near Basingstoke this Bank Holiday weekend (22-24 August).

It was two years ago at Laverstoke that the very first CarFest – as dreamt up by Chris Evans to be his ‘perfect family festival’ – became an amazing reality. Since then the five events held to date have provided outstanding entertainment for more than a quarter of a million fans of all ages and, more importantly, raised millions of pounds for BBC Children in Need.

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“We’ve all still got a massive buzz after all the amazing fun we had at CarFest North earlier this month. Now with smiles still on our faces and music ringing in our ears, we are heading south to do it all over again,” enthused Evans. “It’s always really special to go back to Laverstoke as, in many ways, it’s the spiritual home of CarFest. This year promises to be the best yet, too, as we’ve lined up some truly fabulous cars, great live bands plus an utterly unbelievable array of family entertainment. I can’t wait to get revving and rocking all over again!”

As tradition dictates, the dazzling showcase of cars revving up on the specially created Hill Climb at Laverstoke is headed by Evans’ own 'Magnificent Seven' collection of fabulous Ferraris.

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; a Movie Car Seven with a ‘Back to the Future’ De Lorean and ‘Love Bug’ Herbie Beetle; an Anniversary Seven including the Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’ owned by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason; an Unusual Seven containing Honda’s record breaking 130mph lawn mower and a motorised bathroom plus equally special septets of rally cars, vintage cars, racing cars, hot rods and gorgeous supercars.

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Appropriately, as Laverstoke is the multi-award winning organic/biodynamic farm established by Jody Scheckter, the 1979 Formula One World Champion, there’s an historic F1 Seven, which includes several of the special cars Scheckter raced to Grand Prix victories.

Away from the rubber-burning Hill Climb, activities in the popular Showground will include a mega Monster Truck display, motorcycle exploits from DR Stunts all the way from Australia and the Kangaroo Kid with his dazzling quad-bike stunt show.

The Red Arrows will be in the skies above CarFest South as part of an amazing three-days of epic air displays that will also feature an RAF Chinook, an Abarth stunt plane, an RAF Tucano, O’Brien’s crazy pyrotechnic Flying Circus and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which will feature not one but two Lancaster Bombers as well as a Hurricane and Spitfire.

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