The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a world-renowned show on display at the Goodwood Estate in the UK, and it's been a show all motoring enthusiasts would love to attend. This year though, Lord March - the owner of the estate - has included an extra feature that's almost impossible to resist. Called the Moving Motor Show, the Goodwood estate will host the added element for the first time on July 1.
As the heading of the show suggests, it's a 'moving' motor show. That means the public who attend not only get to witness some very special cars in the flesh, they also get to drive them on the estate's 5.6km test track.
Attending the debut show will be, among other manufacturers, Honda. And on offer for the very first time will be the chance to drive the highly-anticipated CR-Z sports hybrid. Yes, you read correctly. Honda has announced that it will be attending the show and is offering perspective buyers (everyone?) a test drive around the famous extra-long driveway. Part of the test drive route Lord March is offering to the public does include some of the prestigious hill climb course as well.
Honda is also giving away test drives, well, not really 'giving away', but Honda will also showcase a special Civic Type R Mugen edition with 180kW. Only 20 of these hyper-revving, pocket rockets have been made for the European market and the show will be the first chance the public will have to test drive one of these babies off the street!
Some other manufacturers taking part in the Moving Motor Show will be, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Volvo. Tickets must be bought prior to the event and start at around 20 pounds (around AUS$36).
The show will run for one day only but it will be the supporting act to the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will run from July 2 until July 4. Clearly, this has to be the ultimate weekend for all car enthusiasts. Keep an eye out for more Festival of Speed details in the next few days.