• Feb 3rd 2010 at 8:32AM
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Automotive sculptures on the Goodwood grounds – Click above for high-res image gallery

With manufacturer attendance dwindling at expos worldwide, now might seem to be just about the worst time to launch a new motor show. But that's exactly what the Earl of March and his team at Goodwood are planning. That is, if the latest reports from England prove accurate.

According to the report, the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed – a longstanding fixture of the automotive calendar – could be preceded by a car show featuring displays from manufacturers and even a 3.5-mile track on which prospective buyers would be able to take the new cars for test drives.

Word has it that Alfa Romeo – this year's "featured marque" in commemoration of the Italian automaker's centenary – will use the event to debut the new Giulietta. And with the future of the official British International Motor Show still up in the air, Goodwood could step in to fill in.

[Source: PistonHeads]

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      Those are some truly amazing pieces of art. Just for some more diversity, though, they should have hired Top Gear to bring in some of their favorite motoring art. lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      the festival of speed is such a great event. don't break it by turning it into the action part of a motor show.
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      goodwood is too far south to make sence.....a location in the center of the country or just north of london would be better
      • 5 Years Ago
      *puts on flame suit*
      With the economy back on the upswing, it might not be a terrible time to introduce a new car show. Attendance was way up at NAIAS (albeit from a dismal 2008..) and sales of new cars are up too. Maybe its not such a terrible idea after all...?
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