The Goodwood Festival of Speed Begins

26th June 2015

The Goodwood Festival of Speed kicked off yesterday with the Moving Motor Show. The annual event which is labelled 'Britain's Motor Show' takes place at Goodwood House in West Sussex. The three day event which is now in its 12th year, features the famous hill climb where hundreds of cars take part in a 1.6 mile course around the estate that finishes in a steep climb towards Goodwood racecourse. The course rises up to 300ft from start to finish and is the ultimate test of drivers concentration and speed.

The event is also a chance for manufacturers to showcase their new cars as well as giving people the opportunity to see some classic and historical cars as well as racing cars. This year there are a total of 21 new cars on show from the likes of Ford, Aston Martin and Honda.

The New Ford Focus RS

For the lucky people attending the event they will get the chance to not only view some of the most exciting cars out there but they will also get the opportunity to test drive new models. Guests will take to the specially constructed course in a variety of cars. Manufactures including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Audi will have their own experience centres where people will be able to see new cars, enjoy passenger rides and see the latest technology.

The New Honda Civic Type R

Manufactures that will be debuting new cars include Ford who will be bringing the new Focus RS to the UK for the first time. Honda plan to unveil the exciting new Civic Type R at the festival ahead of its release later this year, and Peugeot will be bringing the new 308GTi to the festival. For supercar fans Aston Martin will be the one to watch as they plan on bringing the new DB9 GT and Vantage GT12 as well as the stunning 800bhp Vulcan which they unveiled today for the very first time.

The festival opens from 07:00 hrs. to 1900hrs and will run until Sunday 28th June.

The Aston Martin Vulcan

By Jenna Niblock