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Rain fails to hold back crowds at CarFest North

Rain fails to hold back crowds at CarFest North

CarFest North 2014 saw more than 55,000 festival-goers enjoying a range of car related fun this weekend!

Despite some bad weather on Friday and Saturday there was a feast of spectacular cars, the finest festival food and great live music at Scenic Oulton Park.

The award-winning CarFest concept was the brainchild of BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Chris Evans little more than two years ago and designed to be the 'perfect family festival'. With the larger than life media personality leading from the front, the clouds were never going to spoil the amazing show.

"We danced the rain away!" said Evans. "Sure, we splashed our way through a few puddles but the party revved up and rocked on. Most importantly, though, we have all raised yet more money for BBC Children in Need.

"A huge 'thank you' to everyone who came along: the parents, the children, the performers, those who provided all the fabulous cars  all those who came to the CarFest party and made it so special. Best of all, though, we are going to do it all over again at Jody Scheckter's farm in Hampshire later this month. The festivities rock on "

To date the four CarFest events staged in 2012 and 2013 have raised more than £2 million for the charity helping to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

All three days kicked off with an extraordinary and eclectic showcase of cars. Evans himself opened all five Track Sprints driving both his magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang before switching to Ferrari's sensational new LaFerrari hypercar.

Notable among those revving up in the show was Pink Floyd drummer and renowned car enthusiast, Nick Mason. A selection of wonderful and priceless cars from his collection including a priceless Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari 512 and Maserati 250F wowed the crowds.

by: Danielle Bagnall