The Cheshire grounds of Cholmondeley Castle saw the first ever Car Fest North take place, with the star of TFI Friday and Radio 2, Chris Evans as the driving force behind the event.

Organisers were hoping to raise a whopping £800,000 for charity at the event, which featured Afzal Kahn who took part in the ‘Hill Climb’ with his Bugatti Veyron bearing the prestigious F1 number plate.

Under blue skies, the two day festival was packed with visitors of all ages to enjoy a mix of cars, camping and food, all in aid of charity. Top attractions at the two day festival included the Kahn Range Rover Evoque prototypes, the Chelsea Truck Jeep Wrangler in Copper Orange, Range Rover Sport ‘Kahn LE’ in Triple Pearl White and The Rolls Royce Ghost.

Other highlights included legendary F1 cars, the very latest supercars, Group B rally machines and vintage cars. Crowd pleasers the Red Arrows turned the sky red, white and blue with a colourful fly past.

Evans said the weekend festival was a celebration of three of his biggest passions, while simultaneously raising much-needed funds for charity.

He said: “CarFest is my dream of the perfect family festival starring my greatest passions – cars, and scrumptious food.

“It was just utterly awesome and from the moment it opened it took on a whole personality of its own.

“I wouldn’t have missed it for all the trophies in Michael Schumacher’s cupboard.”

Jonathan Gill, event spokesman, said the event had attracted thousands of spectators, all raising money for Children in Need.

The event was the second CarFest of the summer after success of CarFest South in Hampshire in August.

Afzal Kahn summed up the event by taking to the Twitter social network site to say: “Great event and enjoyed it.”

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