Nearly 20 car makers are already booked to attend Goodwood’s new Moving Motor Show , including Alfa Romeo, Alpina, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes, MG, Morgan, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Volvo.
Many of them are bringing models to the UK for the first time, offering visitors an exclusive, 'in the metal' first look at cars such as the new Alfa Giulietta, Audi A1, R8 Spyder and RS5, new BMW 5-series Touring, Ferrari 458 Italia, Fiat Abarth 500C and Punto Evo, Honda CR-Z, the facelifted Lotus Elise, Mercedes SLS, Nissan Juke and Cube, new Porsche Cayenne and Boxster Spyder, and the Volvo S60.
The Moving Motor Show, to be held on Thursday 1 July, the day before the famous Festival of Speed, will also give certain invited drivers the opportunity to ‘test drive’ the latest production cars on a special, six-mile evaluation route running across the Goodwood estate, including the famous hillclimb road.
“It’s a mouth-watering prospect” - read Steve Cropley’s blog on the launch of the Goodwood Moving Motor Show
The launch of the show has been driven by the increasing popularity of manufacturers' static stands at the Festival of Speed, which is renowned for attracting a knowledgable, enthusiastic audience.
"The Moving Motor Show is a direct response to the continued enthusiasm and demand from vehicle manufacturers and the general car-buying public alike for an annual show in Britain," said Lord March, founder of Goodwood’s Festival of Speed. "In recent years, the British motor show has been bi-annual and has now been cancelled for 2010."
Full exhibitor list (check back for updates)Alfa Romeo, Alpina, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes, MG, Morgan, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Volvo