Goodwood’s Moving Motor Show will grow again in 2012 after its successful second running today.
More than 40,000 people attended the show on Lord March’s Sussex estate as Goodwood looks to cement itself as Britain’s premier motor show with strong manufacturer support.
After an accident in the purpose-built pavilion overshadowed the otherwise encouraging debut for Goodwood’s road car-dedicated day last year, this year’s running passed without significant incident.
The pavilion’s layout was significantly altered for improved access, airing and safety, and the number of manufacturers housed within it was boosted to 22 with the addition of Seat and Skoda to the attendance list.
Goodwood’s motorsport PR manager Gary Axon told Autocar that reaction to the Moving Motor Show from manufacturers and showgoers had been almost unanimously positive, and the chance for manufacturers to invite potential customers to test drive cars through Goodwood’s grounds was leading to direct sales.
“If this year’s show had been a disaster, we may have moved on from the motor show concept but instead it’s now definitely here to say,” said Axon. “The idea of the Goodwood Moving Motor Show has always been well received and today’s event proves there is an interest from manufacturers and the public.”