CarFest North in aid of Children In Need, Cholmondeley Castle

PUBLISHED: 19:46 23 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:56 20 February 2013

CarFest North in aid of Children In Need, Cholmondeley Castle

CarFest North in aid of Children In Need, Cholmondeley Castle

Is there anything so lovely as a sunny day, the Cheshire countryside and the tortured roar of the internal combustion engine?

Is there anything so lovely as a sunny day, the Cheshire countryside and the tortured roar of the internal combustion engine?


No wonder the crowds flocked to CarFest North in the serene surroundings of Cholmondeley Castle, in the pretty village of Malpas. The prime mover behind this event in aid of Children In Need was broadcaster Chris Evans, who turned up in every childs transport of delight, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, with Lord Cholmondeley in the passenger seat and Pink Floyds Nick Mason - like Evans, an inveterate petrolhead - in the back. Chris is the proud owner of the fascinating vehicle from that famous childrens film.


The parade of automotive aristocracy included seven cars from Warrington born and bred Evanss own collection of Ferraris, a further fleet of supercars each with a 1m-plus price tag, a 1950s Birdcage Maserati worth 2m and countless other classics old and new.


All whizzed through the grounds of the castle for our delight, with light relief provided by a smoke-belching JCB digger and a bed on wheels.

Photography by PAUL SWEENEY

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