It wasn’t only TV, radio and music business personalities that donated their time to charity during CarFest 2014, the annual festival of music and motors. H&H Classics’ Managing Director, Simon Hope, and many other members of the Cheshire-based H&H team were happy to give up their weekends to attend both North and South events, auctioning passenger rides for Children in Need.
In total, over £47,000 was raised, with bidders eager to pay to accompany ‘The Guv’nor’ himself, Chris Evans, in his 217mph LaFerrari, or for any one of the other unforgettable trips on offer. These included the sublime experience of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s priceless 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO… and sitting alongside Wheeler Dealers star Edd China in his motorised bathtub.
Throughout the charity auctions, Hope was joined on the stage by a host of celebrities including Chris Evans, TV chef James Martin, former F1 World Champion Jody Scheckter and Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood.
At last weekend’s CarFest South, the successful bidder to experience the sold-out LaFerrari hypercar was none other than Canadian progressive-house music producer and performer Joel Zimmerman, better known by his stage name ‘deadmau5’.
Before a sea of onlookers at the sold-out event, Hope had his hands full, but thanks to the efforts of the stars and Pudsey Bear he added to the already impressive figure generated by H&H at CarFest North.
H&H Classics’ charity golf day will be held on 3 September on the challenging 6288-yard course at the Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club, Stratford-upon-Avon. All profits will be donated to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.