The future of Ford was proudly displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the American manufacturer showing off their new ‘Vignale’ model range. Ford’s main attraction was the Ford GT, closely followed by the new Focus RS and all new Mustang. A full write up on the Ford display can be found here.
Honda took no half measures with this years display, packaging their cars into ‘toy’ boxes with witty descriptions and eye catching graphics. Not to be outdone by the Fast Fords, Honda had their own performance vehicles on show. The Japanese manufacturer presented the new Honda Civic Type R and the stunning new Honda NSX.
Mazda were the main sponsors of the years Festival of Speed and they made full use of the weekend to showcase their new models. The star of Mazda’s show was the new MX-5, the first time it had been revealed to the British public. As well as the iconic roadster, Mazda also revealed the new CX-3 crossover, featuring award winning SKYACTIV technology. Mazda also hosted the ‘Raise the Roof’ stage, a small music festival hosted by DJ Tom Ravenscroft and featuring 20 music artists.
Nissan were all about the prototypes this year, with the incredible looking Nissan Concept GT demanding attention from all angles. Festival goers also had the opportunity to go up close and personal with Nissan new LMP1 car, fresh from making its debut at this years Le Mans.
The sporty and iconic new Seat Ibiza was the star of the show here, making its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Sharing the limelight with the new Ibiza was the new Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 and the Leon X-PERIENCE, which brings genuine all-road capability to the Seat range for the very first time.
The Vauxhall stand was all about family. As well as the incredible new Corsa VXR and VXR8 GTS on display there were activities and games for kids to enjoy. A rock climbing wall, Adam themed pedal cars, Vauxhall themed crazy golf and Scalextric track, enough to keep everyone occupied. Visitors were able to step into the past and see vintage Vauxhall models too on the ‘Flat out and Fearless’ stand.