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Fast Car Festival tears up Donington yet again

Written by: Neil

As if the Goodwood Festival of Speed wasn’t enough, petrol heads were spoilt for choice with another horsepower-heavy event last weekend in the shape of the Fast Car Festival.

Returning to Donington Park for the second year running, the event on Sunday 2nd July attracted some extreme exotica from the 200mph club, including a bright orange McLaren P1 and the Aston Martin Vulcan, which was driven alongside a Lotus Evora GTE car set for Le Mans in 2018.

Making its debut at the show was Synchro Motorsport’s endurance FK2 Honda Civic Type-R, which included 85 per cent of the standard parts found on a road-going FK2. The team behind the car, made up of volunteers from Honda Manufacturing UK, took to the stage for a live interview alongside a custom-built FK2 Type-R wagon and the brand new FK8 Civic Type-R.

The ever-popular Show & Shine was won by a red Toyota Glanza, while the best club stand went to LN Customs.

There was also a live build of a Tomcat Rally Land Rover Defender by Harper Adams University Motorsport Club, which comprised students from the university who have an interest in motorsport.

Event director Phil Weeden said: “Yet again, the Fast Car Festival brought together some of the finest and most exotic performance cars from all over the world, both old and new, in a high octane, adrenaline pumping live arena.

“It’s a unique event, and one that truly shows how the passion and enthusiasm for such vehicles is as strong as ever.”

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, added: “On top of the recent London Motor Show and Goodwood, the Fast Car Festival is yet another essential date in the automotive calendar.”

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