Welcoming thousands of visitors to its interactive stand and innovative showcase of cars, motorcycles, and racing machinery, Honda have declared the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed a huge success.
Attracting huge numbers to the Honda stage, visitors got to see on the centre stage the pre-launch concept versions of the NSX supercar and the much anticipated Honda Civic Type R – we can expect to see final production versions of both expected to be available in 2015.
With an interactive Honda mini race track, hundreds of visitors competed head-to-head using remote-controlled versions of the NSX and Honda Civic Type R Concepts, with the fastest lap coming in at 16.27 seconds, achieved by Brazilian racing legend Bruno Senna.
Over 1,000 visitors participated in a series of 20-minute taster sessions around an exhilarating and challenging off road motorcycle trail course, all under the expert guidance of three times World Motocross Champion, Dave Thorpe, and multiple British Motocross Champion, Stephen Sword. This raised £3,180 for the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s official Beneficiary, Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
At the Honda stand, complimenting the cars on display were a selection of classic Honda racing cars shipped in from the Honda Collection Hall in Japan, which took to the famous Goodwood Hillclimb. The collection of classics included Senna’s McLaren Honda MP4/4 and the 1965 RA272 F1 racer.