Children in Need 'drive-thru'

Saturday, 07 April 2012

An upcoming charity vintage car auction hopes to re-create a 'drive-thru' auction technique.

An as-yet unannounced famous face will apparently be involved in the auction, set to be moulded after a US tradition, says Silverstone Auctions.

The sale, where car insurance holders will wheel across a stage in cars they wish to sell, is one of a couple taking place at an upcoming vehicle event called CarFest, says Silverstone.

Chris Evans is behind the sales, it reports, while the festival will also feature performances from Razorlight and Texas.

“We’re delighted to support Chris Evans and his efforts in raising important funds for Children in Need," commented Silverstone's Nick Whale, whose company will be facilitating both auctions.

“The auctions themselves are going to be full of State-side razzmatazz, including themed sales, grid slots, cars being driven up on a specially constructed stage, along with vendors being interviewed during the sale by our celebrity assistants," said Mr Whale.

Half of what is raised through selling the cars will be donated to Children in Need, says Silverstone.

CarFest runs August 25th to 26th in Hampshire.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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