Is the Goodwood Festival of Speed headed to China?
China has been a boon for the auto industry recently, having established itself as the biggest market in the entire world. It seems that everyone is headed to China in varying capacities and now, there’s word going around that one of the world’s most prestigious auto events is looking on taking its annual showcase to the East.
Known for being the Moving Motor Show for its propensity to have its auto displays moving out and about its grounds, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is unlike any other show in the calendar for this unconventional yet extremely fantastic approach. Now, there are whispers going about that Lord Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Earl of March, and the man behind the Festival of Speed, is looking into having the same kind of event in China.
According to AutoExpress, the Earl of March himself recently paid a visit to the People’s Republic to meet with Chinese representatives with the proposal of staging a Festival of Speed type event in China. More to that, Lord Gordon-Lennox also invited a delegation of Chinese representatives to the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that these developments all point to something brewing underneath. Could it be that these will pave the way for a Chinese edition of the Festival of Speed in the near future?
Given the industry’s fast-growing affinity for the most populated country in the world, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Festival of Speed finds its rolling event to the Far East in the not so distant future.
Source: Auto Express