Festival of Speed 2014: Lord March opens Moving Motorshow

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THE Festival of Speed 2014 started in syle with Lord March opening the Goodwood Moving Motorshow.

The show, presented by The AA in association with The Telegraph, began when Lord March drove up the hill climb in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series.

Lord March and AA's Chris Jansen at 2014 Moving Motor Show SUS-140626-163115001

Lord March and AA's Chris Jansen at 2014 Moving Motor Show SUS-140626-163115001

“It is really great to have you all here, to enjoy the greatest Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show line up in our 21-year history,” said Lord March.

The show is the biggest in the festival’s history – with dozens of products debuting on the track.

Moving Motor Show visitors are able to do exactly the same as heroes Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Sebastien Loeb and many others by driving the fabled Hillclimb themselves.

Moving Motor Show product debuts for 2014 will include premieres from Abarth (595 Competizione), Alfa Romeo (MiTo and Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde), BMW (new M cars range), Citroen (C1 and C4 Cactus), Ford, Honda, Infiniti (FX Vettel special and Q range), Mercedes, MINI (John Cooper Works Hatch), Nissan (Qashqai and X Trail), Peugeot (108, 308 and RCZ-R), Porsche (Macan), Renault and Toyota.