Posted: 21 May 2010
But that's later. Right now, the winners are arriving, and a drizzle is doing little to dissipate the vague sense of trepidation. Chris Evans is a man with a serious Ferrari fetish, and though the winners didn't know it at the time, it was his cars they were bidding for. Most owners would keep a collection like this firmly under wraps, but Evans's charitable instincts and willingness to see them fully enjoyed has helped raise almost £500,000.
Not that today is without its hazards. Or as long-time friend and associate, classic car dealer John Collins, puts it in his inimitable way: "He's f**king mental. And you can quote me on that".