Below Zero Ice Driving supports BBC Children in Need this weekend, as three of its Porsche 911 rally cars take part in CarFest South. Two classic Porsche 911s will give passenger rides to raise money for charity, while the winning Porsche 911 from this year’s Mini Tour Britannia and Swedish Midnight Sun rallies will take part in the hillclimb, driven by Ryan Champion.

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CarFest is the brainchild of Chris Evans: petrolhead host of BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show. Evans and former F1 world champion Jody Scheckter cooked up the CarFest as a proper day out for car-loving families, to give kids the WOW factor and help make memories. The event then grew, and is now a weekend of fun and charity fund raising.

The CarFest South event is held on Scheckter’s Laverstoke Park Farm, in Hampshire. At least 25% of the price of each ticket goes to Children in Need. The 2013 CarFest events raised over £1.1 million for charity, through ticket sales, dream rides, merchandise and more. Tickets to this year’s festival sold out in an hour!

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Run early every year on the frozen lakes around Are in Sweden, Below Zero Ice Driving is open to everyone, but has proved particularly popular with rally and racing world champions drivers and F1 team VIPs. The prestigious driver training camp runs on frozen Swedish lakes for just six weeks a year, hosting corporate events and private driver training, as well as Porsche driving enthusiasts who come to have fun.

The team guarantees hours of seat time – perhaps the most of any ice driving school – with top instructors in real winning rally cars. All the instructors used are rally-winning drivers, intimately familiar with the unique chassis dynamics of the classic rear-engined Porsche 911. All of the Tuthill Porsche 911s on the Below Zero Ice Driving fleet are FIA-compliant rally cars that can switch setup from frosty frozen lake to dusty summer gravel with just a few adjustments, and go on to win competitive international events.

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Win a Porsche Ice Driving Trip worth £4,000

CarFest also holds a raffle each year, and Below Zero has donated a £4,000 ice driving experience for two people, including airport transfers and half board accommodation for two at its luxurious Swedish ski resort base. This is a totally awesome prize.

The 2014 CarFest South runs from August 22-24. Gates open on Friday at 7am, when weekend campers will begin arriving: many staying right through to Monday morning. Some Tuthill staff will be camping all weekend, to support the cars and encourage more passenger rides. Say hello if you see them.


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