Evans' car festival extended north

Evans' car festival extended north

CarFest, the family-oriented car festival orchestrated by Radio 2 DJ and motor enthusiast Chris Evans, will run over two separate weekends this summer.

Hampshire's Laverstoke Park Farm is due to play host to CarFest South, but the BBC presenter has decided to extend the festivities to the north, and Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire has been announced as the venue for CarFest North.

Cholmondeley Estate is already famed among car enthusiasts as the location for the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, one of the UK's loudest and least eco-friendly car shows.

Both events, which will feature Evans' personal collection of Ferraris, are set to raise cash for BBC Children in Need with at least 30% of the price of each ticket going to the charity.

CarFest North will be held on September 8-9, following on from CarFest South, which is scheduled for August 25-26.

Camping tickets are available in addition to a variety of non-camping options for single days or weekend access. Family tickets provide a discount.

Car enthusiasts are advised to ensure their vehicle insurance andbreakdown cover are valid and up to date before venturing to the festival.

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