Take a look at what you missed at the 2015 CarFest South event
The 2015 CarFest South event made a slightly muddy return to Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire, mixing some great cars, food and music over three days – with all the proceeds going towards the BBC’s Children in Need charity.
Chris Evans conceived the CarFest events, which have so far raised more than £3.5m for charity. The return to F1 World Champion Jody Scheckter’s farm was welcomed by many, allowing the racing star to show off his personal collection of F1 cars down the central hill climb track, as well as his highly regarded organic farm produce…
As you might expect, there was a great selection of attractions for petrol head and family alike – including a great line-up of performers throughout the weekend. Here are pictures of the best things from this year’s event:
Jody Scheckter’s amazing F1 cars
Not only did this F1 World Champion open up his farm to the CarFest event, he also opened his garage. His fantastic collection includes Ayrton Senna’s 1984 Toleman 184, Schumacher’s 1993 Benetton B193b, as well as the 1974 Tyrell P34 – a six-wheeled car driven by Scheckter himself during the F1 season.
Chris Evans ‘Dirty Dozen’
It’s fair to say that the new head host of the BBC’s Top Gear TV show is a huge car enthusiast, and as usual he brought out a selection of his car to be enjoyed by the crowds at CarFest.
CCA Classic Auction
This year, there was a great selection of classic cars on display from Classic Car Auctions, which held the sale of more than 100 lots over the Saturday and Sunday.
The manufacturers were out in force, offering enthusiasts the chance to take a look at the latest machinery available. Honda put on some great activities – from lawnmower racing to setting a virtual lap time in the latest Civic Type-R. Peugeot brought along the latest 208 GTI, displaying it alongside the legendary 205 T16 rally car.
Classic rally cars
Rally cars were also a big part of the demonstrations, from the bantastic 1980s Group B Ford RS200 and Opel Manta 400, to the more modern machinery of the late Colin McRae: including the Subaru Impreza and Ford Focus WRC.
Car club stands
While car clubs had a relatively small space, it was made up for by the great variety of cars, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
A great line-up of music acts
It wasn’t all about the cars though. In the evening, various artists from Take That to The Boomtown Rats played to the festival crowds.