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Honda is set to steal the show at Chris Evans' upcoming CarFest

23/07/2015 09:08

Honda is set to steal the show at Chris Evans' upcoming CarFest

Honda is set to steal the show at Chris Evans' upcoming CarFest

With celebrities, cars, two-wheeled thrills and a number of performances, Honda's display is guaranteed to be one of the most popular at the two-weekend festival.

CarFest is the brainchild of Radio 2 presenter and new Top Gear host Chris Evans and consists of two separate events  CarFest North and CarFest South. The former will take place at Oulton Park in Cheshire from July 31  August 2, followed four weeks later by CarFest South at Hampshire's Laverstoke Park, which belongs to ex-F1 world champion Jody Schectker.

Following their leading roll in last year's CarFest, Honda are returning to the festival with a stand showcasing the company's refreshed and exciting product range including the Civic Type R, Civic Sport, Civic Tourer, HR-V, CR-V, Jazz and  straight from the Goodwood Festival of Speed  the McLaren-Honda MP4-30, as driven by F1 World Champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

The 'King of Hell' roadshow will be available to visitors, giving them the chance to win a brand new Civic Type R by setting the fastest time a round the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife in a state-of-the-art simulator.

Ten of Hondas's motorcycles will also be on display for fans of two-wheels, whilst Honda's 'My first license' scheme will be on offer to children. Five to 11 year olds are introduced into the world of motorcycling on restricted CRF50 bikes. Older enthusiasts will be able to try out the 'Power of Lean' experience, which will allow them to simulate Superbike-style knee-down riding.

by: Laura Thomson