On a wet and windy Wednesday morning, Chris Evans’ ‘Dirty Dozen’ rare and vintage cars cruised through Egham, briefly stopping off at Maranello’s forecourt, just opposite the Scuderia offices. The 12 cars were auctioned off to 12 lucky couples back in November last year as part of a fundraising campaign for Children in Need, raising over £700k in the process for the charity.
The auction winners were vying for the chance to join Chris Evans on the Breakfast Show, before setting off on a once in a life time experience, driving each and every one of the cars over three days of motoring bliss.
The lucky winners also got the chance to have a BBQ Breakfast cooked by F1 racing legend, Jody Scheckter, visit Chris Evans’ Ferrari garages, enjoy dinner prepared by ‘Saturday Kitchen’ celebrity chef James Martin, plus driven around Thruxton Race Circuit by The Stig. Finally, the ‘Dirty Dozen’ started the show at ‘CarFest’ on Friday afternoon by starting The Hill Climb and now get the chance to enjoy the rest of the festival with AAA passes as Chris’ guests.
This amateur Youtube video shows the ‘Dirty Dozen’ leaving the BBC studios whilst Chris Evans conducts his morning breakfast show live on Radio 2.
The 12 cars that make up the ‘Dirty Dozen’ consist of seven of the most beautiful Ferrari’s known to man and the Drophead Drop-Dead Gorgeous Five. The dates of the cars range from 1963 to 1989 and are all highly collectable. Unfortunately on the day that we managed to grab some snaps, Car #10 wasn’t present as it was having a puncture repaired, but we did managed to snap the other 11!
“The Magnificent Seven”
Is this the most illustrious selection of vintage Ferrari’s ever? What would you pay to get to drive all these seven masterpieces?
CAR 1 – 1963 FERRARI 250 SWB
CAR 2 – 1964 FERRARI 250 LUSSO
CAR 3 – 1965 FERRARI 275 GTS
CAR 4 – 1966 FERRARI 275 GTB 6C “ALLOY”
CAR 5 – 1971 FERRARI 365 GTB4 SPYDER
CAR 6 – 1973 FERRARI 365 GTB4 COUPE
CAR 7 – 1989 FERRARI 328 GTS
“The Drop-Dead Gorgeous Dropheads”
The title says enough really, these 5 beautiful, vintage dropheads will make your jaw drop.
CAR 8 – 1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 CONVERTIBLE
CAR 9 – 1964 DAIMLER SP250 DART
CAR 10 – 1967 JAGUAR XKSS
CAR 11 – 1970 MERCEDES 280 SL PAGODA
CAR 12 – 1978 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE
The auction winners were also taken around the track by a range of celebrity drivers (Jason Plato, Jody Scheckter, Max Girardo, Chris Evans, The Stig, Kim Taylor-Smith) in these three highly exclusive Ferrari’s.
1958 FERRARI 250 GT TOUR DE FRANCE
2004 FERRARI ENZO
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