The Earl of March is proud to announce today the introduction of a dedicated Manufacturer Preview Day, dubbed the ‘Moving Motor Show,’ as a one-day extension to the hugely successful Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The ‘Moving Motor Show’ will be held within the grounds of Goodwood Park as a significant addition to the annual Festival of Speed, which takes place from 2-4 July. On Thursday 1 July 2010 new cars buyers will be able to enjoy an exclusive motor show preview day, where they will not only be able to see the very latest new car models on display, but in many cases also climb aboard and experience the vehicles first-hand at each manufacturer’s invitation. The cars will undertake hundreds of runs on a special evaluation route that includes the world famous Goodwood hillclimb, following in the wheel tracks of many celebrated racing drivers, including Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Sir Stirling Moss.

The Festival of Speed has grown to become Britain’s largest annual automotive exhibition, consistently attracting over 150,000+ visitors over three days. The Supercar Run has become a key attraction at the Festival, enabling manufacturers to showcase their latest products in action. Building on this, the Festival has increasingly been used by vehicle companies to debut important new models – with over 30 appearing for the very first time in the UK in 2009. Additionally, the FoS-TECH technology pavilion offers manufacturers an opportunity to present their latest environmentally-considerate concepts.

Car manufacturers repeatedly report strong enquiry levels and actual sales as a direct result of participating at Goodwood. All sectors of the new car market will be represented at the Moving Motor Show, from economy hatchbacks to MPVs, family saloons to SUVs and prestige limousines to supercars, with manufacturers having their own stands to display their products and interact with customers.

Commenting on this latest Goodwood motoring initiative, Festival of Speed founder Lord March says, “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 motor show in Britain. In recent years the British Motor Show has been bi-annual, and has now been cancelled altogether for 2010.”

Lord March continues: “My hope is that the Goodwood Moving Motor Show will become a ‘must attend’ annual event, enabling car buyers to see and experience the latest models, and giving vehicle producers the opportunity to showcase their products in a stunning setting and a relaxed environment.”

Goodwood has firmly established itself as the best place to see the latest motoring marvels and best supercars in action, and more details about the exciting Moving Motor Show, as well as the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed, will be announced over the coming months.