CarFest North

Date: 29 July, 2016

Location: Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire, CH3 9HQ

Top Gear’s Chris Evans is the brainchild behind CarFest.

And the event has quickly become a firm favourite in the motor festival calendar, with classic cars and modern motor maestros mixing side by side.

The event fizzes with all the energy you would expect from an Evans project.

This year’s CarFest North takes place from July 29-31 at Cheshire’s Bolesworth Castle.

Oh, and £1 in every £4 you spend on a ticket goes to BBC Children In Need, so there’s even more reason to wander along.

Scintillating sprints and loveable legends

Carfest’s track sprint show takes centre stage with this year’s theme of the “Time Tunnel”.

It really does promise to be the automotive equivalent of Doctor Who as cars through the ages will get their turn to take the limelight.

There will be stunts, wheel spins and burn-outs all in the name of entertainment. And, if you miss a moment live, you can catch it on the big screens dotted throughout the site with accompanying commentary.

CarFest is also paying tribute to some of the most legendary motorsport icons. This year’s honoured stars include:

• Jody Scheckter: The now 66-year-old former South African Grand Prix racing ace hit his peak in 1979 when he won the F1 crown.

• Gordon Sheddon: The 37-year-old Scot is the current British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) champion, a title he retained from 2014.

• Derek Bell: The 74-year-old English sports car racer won Le Mans no fewer than five times.

Don’t leave without …

• Checking out the car clubs: From pristine Porsches to magnificent Morgans, there should be something for every car connoisseur here.

• Trying a dream ride: You want a trip in a Ferrari, Lambo, Porsche or Triumph? There’s a seat being kept warm for you.

• Taking in some seriously good live sounds: Squeeze, KT Tunstall, Billy Ocean, The Corrs and Bryan Adams are among the acts on show.

• Sampling the Vintage Village: The event’s village street brings the 1930s to 1970s to life. Vintage bakeries, florists, sweet shops and tearooms are among the delights available. Dancers, musicians and other street entertainers will add to the ambience.


Adult tickets cost £64 on Friday and £69 on Saturday or Sunday with a weekend pass costing £123. Start times are midday for the Friday then 10am for both weekend days