Despite an accident involving a Honda Civic, the first ever Goodwood Moving Motor Show where the public could drive new cars, turned out to be a big success.
People could pre-book test drives and get the chance to drive up the famous Goodwood 3.4 mile hill course – following in the wheeltracks of virtually every famous Grand Prix driver of the last 20 years. Fears that drivers would be limited to a 10 mph processions proved unfounded – as long as you did not overtake the car in front, you were allowed to drive at any sane speed.
We decided to go up the hill in the 340 PS Ford Focus RS 500 – the run-out version of arguably the best hot hatch ever made. To add a bit of spice, experienced Goodwood hand Richard Bremner gave this novice some tips about the right lines through the corners, so if you watch the video, you will be well-prepared for next year's event.