Chris Evans Drive and Dine Magnificent Seven arrive at Chewton Glen

Daily Echo: The seven Ferraris at Chewton Glen The seven Ferraris at Chewton Glen

THE throb of seven Ferrari engines could be heard across the New Forest yesterday when Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans came to Hampshire.

The cars that pulled onto the croquet lawn at the Chewton Glen hotel in New Milton included the 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso, the 1971 Ferrari Dino, the 1957 Ferrari Testarossa Recreation along with the record-breaking James Coburn 1961 Ferrari 250 California Spyder, which is worth more than £5m.

The Chris Evans Drive and Dine Magnificent Seven saw seven lucky drivers and guests get the chance to take the vintage Ferraris for a spin.

Although all the cars used to be part of Chris’s own collection, he recently had to sell three to pay for his latest purchase, a £12m 1963 Ferrari 250 GT, which was not among yesterday’s line-up.

The event has raised more than £500,000 for Children in Need.

Chris said: “Last year I was nervous about strangers driving my cars but this year it’s not so bad because I don’t own all of them!

“It’s been a fantastic day. I didn’t think it could get any better than last year but it has.”

He was also presented with an award from New Forest Tourism, making him an honorary ambassador for the area.

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11:02am Fri 2 Jul 10

My View from the Hill says...

He may have 7 Ferrari's and be loaded but he is still, the ugly ginga bloke who married the even uglier Carol Mcgiffen and got blown out by Billie Piper.
He may have 7 Ferrari's and be loaded but he is still, the ugly ginga bloke who married the even uglier Carol Mcgiffen and got blown out by Billie Piper. My View from the Hill

11:52am Fri 2 Jul 10

Condor Man says...

that said he's also very generous and regularly gives his stuff away, few 'stars' could say they are as philanthropic as our Ginger,
that said he's also very generous and regularly gives his stuff away, few 'stars' could say they are as philanthropic as our Ginger, Condor Man

1:32pm Fri 2 Jul 10

espanuel says...

M.V.F.the H, it doesn't matter what they look like, if he is prepared to give some of his money to charities and very generous with it, why get personnel on how somebody looks or who they married. By the way send me a photograph of yourself and I will put in the window to keep the burglar's away.
M.V.F.the H, it doesn't matter what they look like, if he is prepared to give some of his money to charities and very generous with it, why get personnel on how somebody looks or who they married. By the way send me a photograph of yourself and I will put in the window to keep the burglar's away. espanuel

3:26pm Fri 2 Jul 10

Brite Spark says...

espanuel wrote:
M.V.F.the H, it doesn't matter what they look like, if he is prepared to give some of his money to charities and very generous with it, why get personnel on how somebody looks or who they married. By the way send me a photograph of yourself and I will put in the window to keep the burglar's away.
I expect that the burglars in your area are on the run from the police in the UK!
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: M.V.F.the H, it doesn't matter what they look like, if he is prepared to give some of his money to charities and very generous with it, why get personnel on how somebody looks or who they married. By the way send me a photograph of yourself and I will put in the window to keep the burglar's away.[/p][/quote]I expect that the burglars in your area are on the run from the police in the UK! Brite Spark

4:00pm Fri 2 Jul 10

Atpost says...

He is not at all pretty - looks like Jim Bowen with a jinju toopee.

Never trust a person who makes a big deal about giving to charity. You have got to question their motivation: and it isn't just to join the maysons.
He is not at all pretty - looks like Jim Bowen with a jinju toopee. Never trust a person who makes a big deal about giving to charity. You have got to question their motivation: and it isn't just to join the maysons. Atpost

7:17pm Fri 2 Jul 10

forest hump says...

Atpost wrote:
He is not at all pretty - looks like Jim Bowen with a jinju toopee. Never trust a person who makes a big deal about giving to charity. You have got to question their motivation: and it isn't just to join the maysons.
I applied for the Maysons once only to be told I had to have two boys born in the fifth month. As I only have one, had to settle for the Masons as an alternative. C'est la vie!
[quote][p][bold]Atpost[/bold] wrote: He is not at all pretty - looks like Jim Bowen with a jinju toopee. Never trust a person who makes a big deal about giving to charity. You have got to question their motivation: and it isn't just to join the maysons.[/p][/quote]I applied for the Maysons once only to be told I had to have two boys born in the fifth month. As I only have one, had to settle for the Masons as an alternative. C'est la vie! forest hump

8:44pm Fri 2 Jul 10

King Mush says...

I guess that most of us are just envious of an ugly four-eyed ginger geek who managed to screw a few million based on very limited talent.

Started out as a pathetic Strippagram then wormed his way into radio/TV and all manner of 'lucky' deals.


Just a gobby oik and one of the most irritating 'celebs' in the business. His Radio Two slot is a nightmare of smug self-indulgence but this is all down to the BBC gurus who think he is 'cool' Yeah right.

'Charidee' tends to be part of the PR machine with many of these overpaid over-hyped numpties.


Britains Got Talent. lol
I guess that most of us are just envious of an ugly four-eyed ginger geek who managed to screw a few million based on very limited talent. Started out as a pathetic Strippagram then wormed his way into radio/TV and all manner of 'lucky' deals. Just a gobby oik and one of the most irritating 'celebs' in the business. His Radio Two slot is a nightmare of smug self-indulgence but this is all down to the BBC gurus who think he is 'cool' Yeah right. 'Charidee' tends to be part of the PR machine with many of these overpaid over-hyped numpties. Britains Got Talent. lol King Mush

11:12pm Fri 2 Jul 10

derek james says...

to borrow from wc, " never has so much been paid for so little talent"test-none
to borrow from wc, " never has so much been paid for so little talent"test-none derek james

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