Jaguar Roadster
Jaguar Roadster

Following last year’s hugely successful inaugural CarFest events which raised nearly £1m for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal, including £90,000 from two classic car auctions hosted by Silverstone Auctions, the team will once again be holding two sales at this year’s CarFest events.

Despite being months away, the first charity lot has already been consigned – a truly stunning 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Roadster, which has been fully rebuilt at a cost of more than £100,000 by renowned marque specialists Vicarage Ltd.

Chris Evans at FarFest

Chris Evans at FarFest

Amazingly, the entire proceeds from the sale of this beautiful classic, including auction premium, will be generously donated to the charity.

Building on last year’s amazing levels of participation and entertainment, there’s also a twist to this year’s sale proceedings.

While all makes of classic cars are being invited for consideration into the auction, there will also be four distinct sections to excite the crowds further.

The separate themes are ‘Best of British’, ‘Porsche 911 at 50’, ‘Hot Hatches’ and ‘American Idols’, giving buyers an amazing selection of cars to choose from.

The auctions are set to be one of the highlights of the weekend motoring festivals which take place for the first time at Oulton Park, Cheshire, from August 2-4 and once again at Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire, from August 23-25.

The brainchild of DJ and motoring nut Chris Evans, the family focused weekends will have a host of other events and activities on offer alongside the auctions including exhilarating motorsport action, live music from top headline acts and a fantastic food festival.

Evans hopes that this year, CarFest will raise an incredible £2million for Children in Need, and the signs are already encouraging with all 50,000 tickets selling out within hours of being placed on sale. Full details about what’s planned at this year’s CarFest events can be found at