Petrolheads and music fans came in their droves to Oulton Park in Cheshire for the second Car Fest North event at the weekend.

The brainchild of BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, the event raised more than £800,000 for charity when it made its Cheshire debut at Cholmondeley Castle last year.

For 2013, the setting switched to Oulton Park in Little Budworth which saw the unusual sight of weekday presenter Evans doing a rare live weekend radio show from the venue.

There was an on-track sprint showcasing a selection of supercars as well as Evans himself  in his ‘Magnificent Seven’ parade of fabulous Ferraris, and even a special visit from Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason who brought his glorious Ferrari 250 GTO to the party.


And Jaguar Heritage flew the Union Flag with its amazing collection of historic racing cars, starring the unique XJ13. Built in 1966 as a potential Le Mans contender, the mid-engined XJ13 remains unquestionably one of the most desirable and beautiful racing cars of all time.

Music fans were also well catered for with live performances from acts like Jamie Cullum, Texas, Ocean Colour Scene, The Feeling, Deacon Blue, Alfie Boe, Reef and Scouting for Girls.

Other notable highlights throughout the weekend included parades of both Aston Martins and Lamborghinis to mark important milestones in their respective automotive histories, plus the addition of some special motor bikes.