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KA-CHOW! Lightning McQueen returns for SpeedFest IV

Friday, February 26 2016

Lightning McQueen, the hotshot hero of Disney/Pixar's Cars movies, will return to American SpeedFest IV at Brands Hatch on 11-12 June as one of the star draws in the event's massive off-track show. McQueen, hero of the Cars movies, will be joined once again by his best friend Mater and SpeedFest debutant Finn McMissile. All three machines will be on prime display on both Saturday and Sunday in a dedicated area for famous cars from the silver screen.

Lightning McQueen, resplendent his iconic 'Rust-eze Red' livery with his famous number 95 and go-faster lightning stripes emblazoned on the side, will be the star attraction, but Mater, McQueen's best friend, is equally popular and his trademark toothy grin will make a second appearance at SpeedFest. Meanwhile Finn McMissile, the dapper British secret agent car voiced by Michael Caine in Cars 2, is a completely new addition. 

All three cars have been loaned to the circuit by Disney/Pixar and will be available for photo opportunities. Under-13s go free at SpeedFest, so this is a great opportunity for parents to bring the little ones along to pose with some of their favourite film characters!

SpeedFest's increased activities on the Saturday this year encompasses the addition of extra off-track content, with more display cars, monster truck shows and rides and other family-friendly attractions taking place throughout the whole weekend. Lightning McQueen's real-life counterparts will be in action across both days too in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Europe's top-level stock car championship, which features machines inspired by the world-famous Sprint Cup. Sunday, however, will remain the Main Event day, with a full programme of racing, demos, live music and a show-stopping opening ceremony prior to the main Euro NASCAR race.

Brands Hatch Motorsport Events Manager David Willey commented: "I'm thrilled to confirm that Disney/Pixar's Lightning McQueen and Mater are returning to Brands Hatch for American SpeedFest IV! And I'm particularly delighted that we've been able to secure Finn McMissile for this year's event too, even if he is already causing me to suffer from moustache envy!

"The Disney/Pixar Cars were one of the biggest draws at last year's event and securing them for another year strengthens a line-up which is already looking to be our biggest and best yet. We've already confirmed some stunning historic racing cars, display cars, and off-track highlights and we've got much more in the pipeline too!"

Admission to the event is free of charge for under-13s, whilst there's a discounted rate for 13-15-year olds. Adult tickets are £23 online. For more information, or to book now, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here