Chris Evans lends his support to The Supercar Event

Thousands flocked to The Supercar Event on Father's Day weekend.

Approximately 10,000 visitors attended the two-day charity event, which was held at the famous Top Gear track in Dunsfold Park and raised over £75,000 for The Children's Trust. Lending his support to The Supercar Event, television and radio presenter Chris Evans took his Ferrari for a spin on Sunday. And five lucky winners, from a bidding competition on the day, enjoyed the thrill of a ride with the famous star. The auctions for these rides raised £3,000. The Supercar Event, now in its seventh year, was also supported by television DIY presenter Craig Phillips and compere Jason Holman, who hosted the event. Other celebrities included Made in Chelsea stars Ollie Locke and Oscar Ligenza, and former EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney, television presenter Kaddy Lee-Preston and former Big Brother star Stuart Hosking. Generous drivers from Club Scuderia, Petrolhead Nirvana, Pistonheads and individual owners provided a unique experience of once-in-a-lifetime rides in 125 supercars: dozens of Ferraris including an Enzo, McLaren 12C Spider, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, the Lexus LFA and many more. A total of 2,300 rides were given, amounting to over 6,300 miles around the track. Visitors could also enjoy a spin in a Caterham Seven around a specially designed skidpan circuit and rides with the Sporting Bears. Hannah Du Gray, Project Manager for The Supercar Event, The Children's Trust said: "We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the event such a success - the Supercar committee, the drivers for the generous contribution of their time, cars, petrol and skill to ensure that every supercar ride was memorable, the track marshals who worked hard to ensure safety for all, our sponsor Lexus and finally to staff and our many volunteers, who gave their time to make it the most successful Supercar Event ever."

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