Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Highlights

Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles, held at Goodwood House, West Sussex. It is also one of THE places for performance car manufacturers to showcase their latest offerings and enter one off concept racing vehicles into the climb. 2013 saw the 20th Anniversary year of FoS and there was plenty to celebrate. Adamesh were pleased to exhibit at the festival and here are our exclusive highlights from the weekend.

We set up on the Wednesday with our brand new exhibition trailer with orange Jaguar XKR on display alongside our White Defender 90. Inside the trailer we had a range of our most popular products for Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles on display including our off road lights from new brand Wilderness Lighting. With blue skies overhead, it looked set for a sun soaked weekend in Lord March’s extensive estate!

Adamesh Orange Jaguar XKR at Goodwood FoSAdamesh Trailer at Goodwood FoS 2013

Events kicked off with the Moving Motor Show on Thursday, where visitors were allowed to test drive in all manner of vehicles, including several Jaguar models.

Day 1 (Friday) saw the Festival of Speed get underway with the Jaguar F-type inspired design concept Project 7 make its debut on the hill. The name acknowledges Jaguar’s seven victories at Le Mans between 1951 and 1990. You can see how it got on here:


Jaguar also wowed the crowd with the unannounced arrival of the Jaguar C-X75 in the Michelin Super Car Run. It can accelerate from 0-100mph in less than six seconds, and will reach a top speed of about 220mph. This was first unveiled as a concept car in 2010, but Jaguar has confirmed it won’t be put into production.

Also making their debut appearances throughout the weekend were the XJR , XKR-S GT and XFR-S. It wasn’t all work for us as we managed to take a break from our stand to visit Jaguar’s two storey pavilion. Couldn’t resist taking a photo of this XFR-S in stunning blue...

XFR-S in stunning blue at Goodwood FoS

Day 2 (Friday) was the day after the night before and we found that Jaguar had been playing hard...

We also took a visit to the Top Gear stand and found they had been playing with this XJS – very strange bit of kit!

Top Gear Custom XJS at Goodwood FoS 2013

On the final day we were pleased to hear that the  Jaguar XJR 8/9 took final victory on the hill climb with a time of 45.95sec

A quick total up also saw that we sold a number of mesh grilles and wind deflectors with the warm weather. We had a great weekend meeting lots of great people, including Phil Weeden from Kelsey Publishing who tweeted this photo of our XKR. Thanks Phil!

All in all a great weekend and we can’t wait to see what Goodwood FoS 2014 has in store!

This post is written by Adamesh a leading independent UK specialist supplier of stylish accessories and finishes for Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover cars. We supply direct-replacement mesh grilles, light lenses and a wide array of trims, spoilers and surrounds to add character and refinement to your car, as well as powerful LED light bars and working lights for off road, agriculture and forestry use. For more information visit our websites at adamesh.co.uk, adamesh4x4.co.uk and wildernesslighting.co.uk.

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