Britain now has what passes for a stable motor show, after Goodwood announced that its Moving Motor Show proved such a success it will return next year.
The show went down well with buyers and manufacturers alike, despite being closed temporarily after a crash involving a Honda Civic Type R Mugen, that left four people injured and damaged several cars on the Jaguar stand.
“The inaugural event met with an extremely positive response from the vehicle manufacturers and visiting public,” a spokesman for Goodwood said. “Many companies reported taking orders for new cars, including a number of £100,000-plus supercars, and many have already expressed their intention to return for the 2011 event, including a couple that did not take part in this year’s show.”
A spokesman for Citroen, one of the participating makers, said the firm was definitely keen to return in 2011. “We sold six DS3s to an estate agent who was planning to buy a fleet of Alfa MiTos,” he said. “Goodwood could probably
extend it for six or even nine days.”
The Moving Motor Show ran on the Thursday before the 18th Goodwood Festival of Speed. This year’s event was the largest ever in terms of visitor numbers, with more than 176,000 people attending over the four days.