OULTON PARK racing circuit in Cheshire is the new venue for charity extravaganza CarFest North, which this year will be staged from Friday to Sunday, August 2-4.
Site of a former stately home, and 60 years old this year, Oulton Park’s combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it the ideal venue for viewing some of the world’s greatest cars – this time charging around a track.
The brainchild of TV presenter and radio DJ Chris Evans, CarFest was a sell-out when launched last year when the two original north and south events raised a combined £968,735 for BBC Children in Need.
As in 2012, CarFest South will take place at Laverstoke Park Farm, the home of former Formula 1 world champion Jody Scheckter, over the weekend of August 23-25.
Visitors can expect to enjoy the cars performing on a longer, more exciting, hill climb course plus three evenings of live music, exhibitions, demonstrations, food and family fun.
With venues now confirmed, Evans is eager for the action to start and he said: “I can’t wait to spend the three days of CarFest North in the surroundings of one of the most respected race circuits in Europe, with such a depth of historical magic. Then two weeks later at Laverstoke Park Farm – what a summer!”
The first release of CarFest 2013 tickets for both venues goes on sale this week (Thursday, January 17) via the BBC Children in Need website at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.