Records tumble at BRUNTINGTHORPE charity spectacular, raising £46,200 for charity (video on main page)
THOUSANDS of people enjoyed the fastest and biggest On Your Marks yet as the speed festival hit a thrilling new level of excitement.
Thunderous flypasts and hundreds of super cars took centre stage with 15,000 spectators from all across Britain lapping up the action.
Dream machines were everywhere at the Bruntingthorpe arena: from a A.C. Shelby Cobra car worth £3m to a maclaren F1 road car giving £5 rides, to a Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang and D.C.3 Dakota lighting up the skies with a spine-tingling display.
This year’s event hit Top Gear when B.B.C.TV’s The Stig appeared to take sick kids on a drive of a lifetime and then stayed all day.
And there was plenty of entertainment elsewhere as 2,000 visitors watched stunt driver Terry Grant, motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers, and the headline act the Bolddogs F.M.X. motorcycle display team made people gasp with there display. While 500 queued to get their hands on the latest fashions in the George tent.
Joint organisers Chris Goodwin and John Forde, together with volunteers from the Lutterworth sites of Asda and George House and companies based at Bruntingthorpe spent months ensuring this annual event was bigger and better than ever.
The event raised a staggering £46,200 (a new record) for Orchid the male cancer charity, and three local children’s cancer charities were invited to attend the day with sick children and there family’s and were given free fast passes to enjoy themselves all day.
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