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Music, cars, food - and £1m for charity
3:05pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
CARS, aeroplanes, music and food delighted crowds at a weekend-long festival.
Carfest set up camp on Laverstoke Farm – owned by former F1 world champion Jody Scheckter – from Friday to Sunday.
The three-day event was hosted by BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and helped to raise more than £1m for the BBC Children in Need appeal.
As well as featuring some of the world’s finest road and racing cars – estimated to be worth a total of £300m– CarFest South also offered a feast of festival food, family entertainment for all ages and live music from top bands including Texas, Keane, Ocean Colour Scene, Jools Holland, Seasick Steve and Amy Macdonald.
Cars on show and involved in the hill climb included Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s Ferrari 250 GTO and a selection of iconic Gulf liveried racers from the RofCo Collection.
An Aston Martin parade also celebrated the motor maker’s 100th birthday, while other car owners’ clubs set up displays.
A highlight for motoring enthusiasts was watching Jody Scheckter climb back into the revolutionary sixwheeled Tyrrell P34 for the first time in almost 40 years.
The P34’s landmark moment came at the 1976 Swedish Grand Prix staged at the Anderstorp circuit, where Scheckter took pole position and then made history by becoming the only driver ever to win a Grand Prix in a six-wheeled car.
Although that was the only win, in total theSouth African scored no fewer than ten top six finishes in the car fromjust 12 starts, including second place finishes in Monte Carlo, Britain, Germany and America.
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