CarFest went well



It was back in 2012 that Laverstoke, owned by 1979 F1 World Champion Jody Scheckter, was home to the very first of these entertainment-fuelled, fund-raising weekends conceived and hosted by Radio 2 broadcaster, Chris Evans.

Between then and the start of this year, the six CarFests had raised more than £3.5m for BBC Children in Need.

As tradition now dictates, this weekend’s CarFest South again combined the magical worlds of eye-catching cars, pulsating live music and mouth-watering food. Scheckter’s personal collection of Grand Prix racers topped the daily Track Sprints alongside Evans’ own ‘Dirty Dozen’ classics.

Many celebrities took part in the hill climb show. Scheckter himself blasted several of his own F1 icons up and down what is the Laverstoke Park Farm drive for 362 days a year. The track show also featured a selection of rally cars, supercars, hot rods and even a road-legal powered sofa driven by Edd China.

Following recent tragic events, there was no air display programme. A fly-past by the Gnat Display team honouring Kevin Whyman who lost his life during a display at CarFest North did go ahead as planned on Saturday afternoon and was accompanied by a minute’s silence in honour of Kevin and the victims of the Shoreham Air Show.



Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn. ITMA – didn’t I see you at Brighton?

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