Carfest South - F1 Cars, Million Pound Ferraris & The Darkness
Carfest was founded in 2012 by car nut and radio presenter Chris Evans. It's billed as one of the most family friendly festivals in the UK. It also does an amazing job supporting Children in Need. If I could help supporting children in need by getting dangerously close to F1 cars and eating my body weight in cake from the Women's Institute tent then that is what I needed to do.
Here are some of the highlights from our weekend over on Laverstoke Park Farm.
Tucked away at the far end of the track was the paddock, full of some of the most famous (and most expensive) cars in the world. There was also Laverstoke Park Farm owner and Formula One World Champion Jody Scheckter's collection of F1 cars on display.
As well as filling our nostrils with burning rubber, we also got the chance to catch some music. The highlight of which for us was The Darkness - the little scamps still dressed to the nines in lycra costumes and throwing themselves of off stacks of amps.
James Morrison was also pretty special, as well as Richard Ashcroft who treated the crowd to a couple of tunes from The Verve including 'The Drugs Don't work'
The Stereophonics also got in on the act, encoring with Dakota. I didn't get any pictures of Stereophonics as an over-amarous security guard decided to evict us from the front of the stage only 5 minutes before the headline was due. I've never felt more aggrieved so be so ignominiously kicked back into VIP. I never thought I'd say that. I'm not sure who's the bigger prick now to be honest.
I've added an artists impression of The Stereophonics anyway.