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DJ Chris Evans in Ferrari visit to Monkey World

Friday 2nd July 2010

Dorset Echo

The Chris Evans Drive and Dine Magnificent Seven saw drivers and guests get the chance to take seven vintage Ferrari models for a spin in the countryside, including a stop-off at Monkey World near Wool during the first leg of the four-day trip.

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 £12million 1963 Ferrari 250 GT, which was not among yesterday’s line-up.

The collection included a 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.

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

Monkey World owner Dr Alison Cronin said: “We were really pleased on two accounts – first of all it was fantastic to see Chris and the amazing cars; secondly the event was for Children in Need and at Monkey World one of our primary missions is to support families.”

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.”

Chris Evans with his Magnificent Seven Ferraris arrive at Monkey World

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