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Radio DJ Chris Evans hits top gear at charity supercar event at Dunsfold Park

PUBLISHED: 11:19 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:19 19 June 2013

Chris Evans takes Craig Phillips for a spin in his car at The Supercar Event

Chris Evans takes Craig Phillips for a spin in his car at The Supercar Event

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Crowds flocked to The Supercar Event at Dunsfold Park, near Cranleigh, on Father’s Day weekend.

Approximately 10,000 visitors attended the two-day charity event, which has raised over £75,000 for The Children’s Trust.

Lending his support to The Supercar Event, television and radio presenter Chris Evans took his Ferrari TR61 for a spin around the famous Top Gear track on Sunday and five lucky winners, from a bidding competition on the day, were able to enjoy the added thrill of a ride with the famous star.

His generosity helped to raise £3,000 from these rides.

The Supercar Event now in its seventh year and sponsored by Lexus, was also supported by popular television DIY presenter Craig Phillips, presenter and compere Jason Holman, who both hosted the event throughout the weekend.

Other celebrity attendees included Made in Chelsea stars Ollie Locke, Oscar Ligenza, along with former EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney, television presenter Kaddy Lee-Preston and former Big Brother star Stuart Hosking.

Generous drivers from Club Scuderia, Petrolhead Nirvana, Pistonheads and individual owners provided a unique experience of once-in-a-lifetime rides in 125 supercars: dozens of Ferraris including an Enzo, McLaren 12C Spider, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, the Lexus LFA and many more.

A total of 2,300 rides were given over two days, amounting to over 6,300 miles around the track.

Visitors could also enjoy a spin in a Caterham Seven around a specially designed skidpan circuit and rides with the Sporting Bears.

• The Children’s Trust, Tadworth, is a national charity that provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs and rehabilitation services to children with an acquired brain injury. For more information, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk

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