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10 reasons to visit The Supercar Event 2016 at Dunsfold Park

PUBLISHED: 15:17 01 July 2016 | UPDATED: 18:49 01 July 2016

A LaFerrari at last year's Supercar Event (Photo Andy Newbold)

A LaFerrari at last year's Supercar Event (Photo Andy Newbold)

Andy Newbold

Held at the famous Top Gear track at Dunsfold Park, The Supercar Event is not just for supercar fans, but also offers a great weekend of entertainment for all the family. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, here we bring you 10 good reasons to visit this charity fund-raiser

Held at the home of Top Gear, The Supercar Event is a must for any petrolhead (Photo Andy Newbold)Held at the home of Top Gear, The Supercar Event is a must for any petrolhead (Photo Andy Newbold)

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine June 2016

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1 There will be over 150 fabulous supercars at this year’s event – including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, Mercedes, Porsches and the Lexus LFA – providing exhilarating passenger rides around the famous Top Gear track from just £30!

2 Serious petrolheads can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of passenger rides in a 1987 Austin Metro 6R4 rally car previously owned by the late, great world rally champion Colin McRae. Limited rides in this car – and also a 1976 Lancia Stratos Group 4 rally car – are bookable on the day.

3 The event provides a great opportunity to experience a spin in a Caterham 7 on a specially- designed skidpan – sure to get the adrenaline pumping. As singer and Radio 2 presenter Elaine Paige recalls: “A spin in a Caterham 7 is a fantastic experience!”

4 If a passenger ride on the Top Gear track leaves petrolheads wanting more, there’s also the chance to enjoy thrilling hypercar rides too.

5 For visitors with a head for heights, there’s a fantastic opportunity to take a helicopter flight over the countryside near Dunsfold Park and also get a bird’s-eye view of The Supercar Event – and from just £35 for advanced booking!

6 Diggerland will be offering self-drive 4x4 experiences and passenger rides on the 4x4 course. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to drive a 4x4 with an experienced instructor. Tickets can be booked in advance.

7 Youngsters are catered for too, with a designated children’s area featuring Diggerland, Mini Tanks, Crazy Carts, hovercrafts, Leo’s Play Bus, Bungie Trampolines, face-painting and much more – and there’s also the chance to meet Peppa Pig!

8 For teenagers who are aged 14+, the Stay Safe Driving School will be providing a first-time driving experience with some helpful advice for future budding drivers.

9 For businesses who would like to entertain customers to a great day out, the VIP marquee should appeal. Guests can enjoy food and refreshments throughout the day whilst they watch all the action on track in style.

10 Finally, to keep hunger pangs at bay, there will be plenty of food and drink outlets to suit all tastes, including a Routemaster Bus Bar, as well as entertainment provided by Radio Jackie throughout the course of the weekend!

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A word from a pro

“The Supercar Event is amazing,” says Surrey-based racing driver Max Chilton. “It’s very rare that so many people can get up close and personal to some of the world’s most spectacular supercars. It’s the whole package on an iconic track and it’s an event not to be missed!”

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Need to know

The Supercar Event takes place at Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3. Advanced entrance ticket prices: Family ticket (two adults, two children aged four to 16), £30; adult ticket, £12; child & concession tickets, £8 (advanced entrance ticket sales close on Thursday June 23 at midday). On-the-day tickets: Family ticket (two adults, two children aged four to 16), £40; adult ticket, £15; child & concession tickets, £10. VIP Marquee tickets: Individual ticket, £125; table of 10, £1,200. And should you need a further reason to visit, money raised from The Supercar Event benefits The Children’s Trust in Tadworth, the UK’s leading charity for children with a brain injury. Book your tickets on the website: thesupercarevent.com

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