Temporary structure providers GL events Owen Brown enjoyed seeing its products perform a wide variety of functions when it provided accommodation at the recent Carfest South and North shows.
The firm, in conjunction with sister company Snowdens, supplied more than 10,000sqm of temporary structures and marquees for the events, which were the brainchild of DJ Chris Evans and attracted a combined crowd of around 55,000 people, lured by the mixture of cars, food and fun, as well as music from acts including Paloma Faith and Razorlight.
Among the many attractions were car galleries and auctions, aerial displays, camping, organic food and appearances by Evans in his Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.
Such was the mixture of activities at the events, which were held over two weekends in August and September at Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Hampshire, and Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire, that the companies’ structures performed an unusually varied list of functions.
They included marquee tents for stewards at the camping field, canopies for classic cars, a lounge for F1 drivers, VIP lounges, marquees for exhibitors, a shop and a green room for the performers.
James Anderson, commercial director at Owen Brown, said: “We provide a wide range of structures which are used in various different ways throughout the year, but rarely do we get such a variety of uses all at one event.
“That was certainly the case at both Carfest South and North, which in turn demonstrates how today’s large-scale events are increasingly tasked with providing a diverse array of activities to cater for everyone’s tastes.
“The variety is what keeps our work interesting and we were very pleased to have been involved in two very successful events which we hope will be held again next year.”