It may be true that the British International Motor Show has been cancelled this year but car enthusiasts are still getting the chance to congregate and discover what is happening in the motoring world courtesy of the Goodwood Festival of Speed due to held on the last weekend in June.
News from the shows organisers yesterday divulged that just like many of the major cities in England the Goodwood show will have a Goodwood “eye”. Well in actual fact it will be the “Honda Eye” but just like visitors to London, those buying a ticket for the Ferris wheel will get a bird’s eye view of the famous grounds and its surroundings.
The Festival of Speed is renowned for the famous hill climb competition and the course which takes competitors round 9 turns while continuously climbing up the 1.8 kilometre track will be no less daunting than in previous years. The difference with show now is the multitude of attractions besides the hill climb. The organisers seem to be adding to the show year on year.
This year the “Moving Motor Show” is a new addition and has caused great interest amongst the elite motor manufacturers. Visitors to the show will have the chance to get a motor insurance quote on some of the most desirable cars in the world. Porsche, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes are all displaying new models in the event and it is bound to draw huge attention from the estimated 175,000 visitors.
The Concourse D’elegance will as usual feature some of the famous Classic Cars that have graced the Goodwood track and this year in a celebration of 100 years of TT racing at the Isle of Man Bike riders who have taken part in the TT racers have been invited. It is anticipated that hundreds will attend. The show runs from June the 30th through to July 3rd at the famous Sussex venue.