The Spectacular Supercar Event
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the spectacular Supercar Event, held in aid of The Children’s Trust, returns to Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July. The annual weekend extravaganza not only offers a fantastic opportunity for a thrilling passenger ride in a supercar on the famous Top Gear track, from just £30, but also has a wide variety of attractions for all the family.
The Supercar Event has been described as one of the biggest interactive supercar events in the UK, with over 150 fabulous supercars taking part including some of the most expensive models of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens, as well as many others. Visitors can also experience a breath-taking spin in a Caterham 7 on a specially designed skid pan.
Elaine Paige, an ambassador of The Children’s Trust, said, “It is a fabulous event. I had a great time and can recommend a spin in a Caterham 7 – it was a fantastic experience!”
Helicopter flights, fire engine and classic cars rides are also available. Youngsters have lots of activities to keep them busy in a designated children’s area and the Stay Safe Driving School provides teenagers, aged 14 and over, with a great opportunity for their first driving experience. There are plenty of refreshments on hand to suit all tastes and for those who like to enjoy the experience of watching the supercars, there is a VIP marquee – a perfect choice for corporate hospitality.
The inspiration behind The Supercar Event
In 2007, a group of Ferrari enthusiasts heard about a young girl from Surrey who had suffered a brain injury as a result of a viral infection. After being in a coma for two weeks, Becky Groves received rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth, Surrey, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. The specialist care she received helped Becky regain many of the skills she had lost, enabling her to return home.
The Ferrari owners arranged a visit to The Children’s Trust to give children, families, staff and the public passenger rides in their amazing supercars. The visit was a huge success … and The Supercar Event was born!
Over the years, the annual event has evolved attracting growing numbers of car enthusiasts and families to the action-packed weekend. In 2015, The Supercar Event raised over £120,000 for The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.
Chris Evans, Phil Tufnell, Nicholas Owen, Elaine Paige and former Formula 1 driver Max Chilton have made guest appearances, with television presenter Craig Phillips hosting the weekend.
Max Chilton said, “The Supercar Event is amazing. 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!”