Retro nightclub legends Toploader and DJ Pied Piper will be headlining the evening party at The Fast Car Festival – a brand new event for 2016 that takes place at Donington Park, Derbyshire, on the weekend of July 30th – 31st.
The acts will take to the stage on the evening of Saturday 30th July, adding even more to the show’s full-on festival feel.
Toploader are famous in the UK for their huge hits Onka’s Big Moka and Dancing in the Moonlight and have sold over two million albums worldwide. DJ Pied Piper, meanwhile, shot to stardom with the huge Ayia Napa hit Do Your Really Like It? He will be joined by award-winning MC DT, famous for the line “We’re lovin’ it, lovin’ it, lovin’ it”, which was one of the main lines in their major hit.
The evening entertainment is just one of the reasons to attend The Fast Car Festival, which promises to be an amazing celebration of some of the fastest and most beautiful cars ever made.
Other brand new attractions include Caterham Seven Drift Rides, where visitors will be able to experience the thrill of being driven sideways in one of the lightest and fastest accelerating cars of all time.
In addition, another new feature will be Rallying History in Action, a special display on Donington’s famous Melbourne Loop, where iconic rally cars from the 1970s through to the 1990s will be wowing crowds as they put on a tyre-smoking all-action display.
These new features will complement the already announced Supercar Paddock, consisting of members’ rides from the online community phenomenonSupercar Driver. It will showcase feature cars that together are worth millions of pounds, including metal from the magnificent marques Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Lotus and McLaren, as well as other extreme performance models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar.
Among them will be some of the most valuable supercars of all time, including a £2-million Ferrari FXX prototype, a Lamborghini Huracan and no less than four McLarens.
Complementing it will be a Retro Paddock, packed with icons ranging from 60s and 70s classics, as well as retro performance cars from the 80s and 90s.
Former BBC Top Gear and Fifth Gear presenter Tiff Needell will be one of the show’s star guests, and visitors will have the chance to win passenger rides around the famous Donington Park circuit alongside the former F1 ace.
The show will also be well supported by Pistonheads, the online community for performance car fans. The UK-based portal for petrolheads is not only hosting one of its famous ‘Sunday Services’ on the second day of The Fast Car Festival, but will also be putting together a ‘PH Metal’ display bringing together the very best cars that represent the Pistonheads lifestyle.
Not content with simply putting on a show stopping static display, the boys and girls at Pistonheads will also be taking to the Donington circuit for a 30-car Pistonheads members’ track session, wheel-to-wheel, at high speed around the former GP circuit.
The Fast Car Festival is a live, action-based event and will feature cars from all over the world, with the honoured marque for the inaugural event being Lotus, whose models will enjoy a special display area and exclusive track time. Indeed, Nottingham based dealershipCentral Lotus is officially supporting The Fast Car Festival with models from its showroom and a stand, giving the public the chance to talk all things Lotus with an official dealer.
Show goers will also be able to take their own vehicle out on the circuit in a number of public track sessions. There’s also the chance for an unforgettable thrill ride, by hopping into the passenger seat of some of the world’s fastest and rarest super cars for a few adrenaline-filled laps of the former F1 circuit.
Yet as well as the cars, the focus is as much on having fun, with a live stage and a full-on festival atmosphere.
Away from the thrills and spills of the track, visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the festival, with display cars evoking every great motoring nation and trend from across the world. There will be vast club areas within the infield, where you can browse hundreds of the finest, rarest, fastest and priciest cars around.
Meanwhile, over at the main stage there will be live music and interviews with motoring celebrities, along with an ‘experts’ quiz team, taking on the most knowledgeable show goers in an Eggheads-style challenge.
The main party will get underway on the Saturday night with licensed bars and a brilliant selection of live bands, followed by appearances from club DJs and an evening of party music.
The Fast Car Festival is brought to you by the team behind the world famous TRAX and Japfest events and looks set to be one of the most entertaining, original and enthralling shows in 2016.
Tickets are available now at The Fast Car Festival with discounts for earlybird customers, saving on the gate price.*