Spectacular supercar event returns to city this summer in aid of Leeds Mind
Supercars and Coffee, which saw more than 100 supercars gather in 2019, has been scheduled to take place on July 11 at McLaren and Lamborghini Leeds, on Aire Valley Drive in Temple Green.
Like many big events, its planned return in 2020 had to be shelved due to the pandemic - and this year's event nearly followed suit when the proposed parking facilities opposite became a drive-through Covid-19 testing site.
Due to the testing site being in place until December 2022, a new car park for the event had to be found and thankfully Leeds Skelton Service Area stepped up to offer their site.
The £64m motorway service complex, which opened in summer 2020, has 550 parking spaces and shuttle buses will be laid on to transport guests just a few miles up the road to where the Supercars and Coffee event will take place.
The event is organised by Leeds Supercar Meet, a private members' driving club for all Yorkshire-based supercar owners.
It will take place from 8am to 1pm on July 11, with the supercar convoy arriving at 8.15am and no tickets are needed to attend.
Entrance is free but donations to Leeds Mind on the gate are encouraged.
Jason Holman, director of Leeds Supercar Meet, thanked Skelton Lake Services for stepping in and saving the charity event.
He said: "Without the team at Skelton Lake Services, we’d have almost certainly had to cancel again, and it’s something that so many people are looking forward to, after over a year of not being able to get out and have fun.
“It’s fantastic that Extra – Skelton Lake’s generosity has saved the day, especially since the event is aiming to raise big money for local mental health charity, Leeds Mind. In 2019, we managed to raise £5,000 towards their work of better mental health for all in our community, and we’re hoping to make it even bigger and better this year!
“I’m personally so grateful to Skelton Lake for helping us out, as mental health is a cause very close to my heart.
"A number of my close friends have died by suicide – including people in the public eye – so I’m really passionate in making sure that no one else has to face a mental health difficulty alone.”
Toilet facilities, food and refreshments will all be available on site on the day.
For more information visit https://www.leedsmind.org.uk/event/supercars-coffee-2021/.
Support the YEP and become a subscriber today. Enjoy unlimited access to local news and the latest on Leeds United, With a digital subscription, you see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Click here to subscribe.