My goodness gracious! Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Caterhams and many more. I admit I’d never been a Fezza fan (yep, that’s my new affectionate name for a Ferrari…) as they were always a bit show offy…but get strapped up in one of those bad boys and you never go back to yer mini Metro! Crikey, I’ve even lost the ability to speak like a BBC broadcasting adult!
Anyway, back on earth, the reason for Joe Public to be allowed to take a ride in any of these stunning cars is all for charity. The Children’s Trust organise this Supercar Event each year where any punter can turn up and pay £25 to be driven around the famous Top Gear race track. The drivers donate their time, their cars, and ultimately their tyres/gear boxes/brakes in order to drive like The Stig, whilst their paying ‘victims’ scream in joy and terror! I’ll admit I was a quivering wreck for much of the day, but in a good way, mostly.
And to top it all off we had the delightful Craig Phillips (our DIY expert and first ever Big Brother winner) MC’ing the event and giving everyone a good giggle with his delightfully cheeky Liverpudlian accent and actor Scott Wright (Coronation Street and Hollyoaks). Thanks boys – you did a fab job!
6000 people had an awesome weekend and thousands of pounds was raised for one of my favourite charities. Thank you to the 150 volunteers who kept everything running safely and scolded naughty drivers who went too fast! By the way I recently donated over 100 outfits/shoes/suits to The Children’s Trust shop in Tunbridge Wells (address here) so if you want to pick yourself up an outfit that you’ll have seen me in on SE Today or Inside Out, or a pair of my shoes, then pop along! Every penny goes to the charity, and my wardrobes are, finally, moderately less full!
Thanks to Andy Newbold for all the great shots.