The first thing everyone wants to see when they arrive at Goodwood House is the 'sculpture" which is based on the theme of the event. This year the sculpture was as impressive as ever..if not more so! 2012 saw Lotus sponsor the sculpture which was once again designed and produced by Gerry Judah. The sculpture consisted of six historic Lotus Formula 1 cars driving to infinity on a winding road.
The Moving Motor Show opens the Festival of Speed on the Thursday. Since there is no longer a national Motor Show in the UK The Moving Motor Show provides car manufacturers the perfect opportunity to showcase latest models, developments and generally lure new customers and tempt existing ones into newer models. Of course, it's not just serious sales talk going on. A highlight of the show is when some of the lucky customers are driven in the car of their dreams to the top of the test hill.
The many manufacturers had though of some very innovative ways to attract visitors. Mini had a bumper car ride attraction and Mr Michelin was jumping around the Michelin stand in a very bouncy fashion.
Chris over on the Ford stand did a great job introducing the Ford Focus ST , which has a starring role in the new Sweeny film, and choosing a winner (from Australia) to have a passenger ride with a stunt driver in the ST uo the Test Hill Backwards!
However ...the award for the biggest thrill was over on the Nissan stand where visitors were invited to try the Nissan JUKE 'Built to Thrill Wingsuit Experience'. Participants were able to re-enact the ad where skydivers assemble the car whilst in freefall. It was so funny afterwards when they tried to stand up!!