The Moving Motor Show was established in 2010. It takes place annually on the Thursday of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and gives as many as 20 of the world’s largest motor manufacturers to show off their latest machinery in a unique dynamic setting located against the stunning backdrop of the Goodwood Estate. The 2014 Moving Motor Show featured the global debut of the new Honda NSX Concept and UK first appearances of new models from Peugeot, Renault and Mercedes-Benz.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks-off with a practice day, a chance for the drivers and riders to familiarise themselves with the challenging twists and turns of this famously demanding Hillclimb. The paddocks, filled with mouth-watering machinery, are the focal point for early visitors, many of whom have travelled across the world to see these rare and beautiful cars. Nowhere else will you see such a gathering of priceless racing machinery in one place at one time.
In the gardens behind Goodwood House, the annual Bonhams Summer Sale attracts the high rollers and the dreamers to its auction of the rarest and most valuable classic cars. Purchase your copy of the souvenir programme and wander slowly around the multitude of exhibitions, galleries and shops while soaking up the intoxicating atmosphere of the world’s biggest motor racing garden party.
The day when visitors get the chance to watch world champions rise to the challenge of setting the fastest time of the day on the Hillclimb track that winds its way up from Goodwood House to the crest of the Sussex Downs.
At the top of the hill, the World Rally Championship teams take to the tracks through the forest in a mesmerising display of car control between the trees.
In the air, dramatic air displays thrill the spectator, while down below in Goodwood Park, music plays whilst families get together to picnic in the stunning grounds of Goodwood House.
All the action takes place in earnest against the clock. The spine-chilling shrieks and howls of the latest Formula One cars bring the crowds to the edge of the track, as the heroes of modern Grand Prix racing come out to play.
The Michelin Supercar Run is one of the most popular features of the Festival of Speed, pitting machines from over 20 manufacturers against the clock, and each other, to find out who is fastest. In 2014, gamer-turned-racer Jann Mardenborough and Nissan beat the best that Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and the rest could throw at them, setting the fastest time ever recorded by a road car on Goodwood’s famous 1.16-mile Hillclimb in the process.
The fastest drivers on the planet, in the most sophisticated racing cars ever made, will blow your mind with their skill and showmanship. The fastest cars of the weekend, both modern and historic, will line up for the ‘Sunday Shoot-Out’ when they go head to head on the hill for the glory of setting the fastest time of the Festival of Speed.
The day culminates in the Prize Giving ceremony where Lord March awards his much-coveted prizes and medals as the sun goes down behind Goodwood House. Memories are made of this.