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

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  (600) posted on 06.30.2011

What’s the difference in Goodwood Festival if it is planned to be on China? Is there anything wrong between roads of China and US? I really don’t see the wrong thing here.

  (273) posted on 06.28.2011

Considering that there are quite a lot of major automotive events being held in China these days, it actually wouldn’t be a surprise if this one is true. Just goes to show how popular the country is.

  (415) posted on 06.27.2011

Yeah, hope this one does push true for China. This one would definitely be a big event. And I hope that they would bring in a lot of those fancy cars for this.

  (320) posted on 06.24.2011

Yeah, I would agree. It would really be interesting to see this one in China. Who knows, this would pave the way for it being staged in other Asian countries as well.

  (384) posted on 06.24.2011

I really don’t see anything wrong with the Festival of Speed holding an event in China. In fact, that one would certainly be a good idea, since a lot of Chinese gearheads are clamoring for it.

  (399) posted on 06.24.2011

Well, I guess this is kind of useless proposal. For sure all the car here would be a foreign or a replicas made by Chinese. I ’d rather see this event in US.

  (434) posted on 06.24.2011

hmm. I was thinking on when we are going to see a China made car.. Chinese keeps on copying other production though its legal. Since, there’s a huge market of China, I bet this is the right time that we see them make one!

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