The latest concept models of the much-anticipated Civic Type R and NSX will make their first public appearance in the UK at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Visitors will not just get an opportunity to get up and close with these concept models but will also get the chance to race them – with the Honda stand turned into a miniature race track for budding drivers to compete with special-edition remote control models. A live leader board and race footage will run on the big screen on the stand throughout the Festival, with races also uploaded to a YouTube playlist allowing players to savour and share their moment of glory. A live compere will host each race to add further to the adrenaline-fuelled atmosphere, with each winner awarded a celebratory wreath in true F1 tradition.
Continuing the theme of getting visitors involved, Honda will once again host an off-road experience offering the chance to take to two wheels on a selection of the company’s latest off-road motorcycles. A specially created course just next to the famed Goodwood Hillclimb will offer the opportunity to learn the basics of riding on dirt in 20 minute taster sessions, under the guidance of experienced instructors including three-time World Motocross Champion, Dave Thorpe and multiple British Motocross Champion, Stephen Sword. The models available to try will be the CRF50, CRF110, CRF125, CRF250L and CRF250X. No experience or licence required.
Both these activities will be running throughout all four days of the Festival (Thursday 25 through to Sunday 29 June). These activities are free of charge, instead Honda will be taking donations for Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Beneficiary, Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. Last year Honda’s off-road motocross and ATV experiences raised £4,200 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Services.