Event PR:

  • Fifth Year of Michelin Supercar Paddock at Goodwood Festival of Speed bigger and better than ever with refreshed live format
  • Specialist judging panel to present Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper Trophy for the first time
  • Multiple supercar debuts and celebrity guests to appear on Michelin live stage

Exclusive Michelin Supercar Paddock debuts teaser film released today at youtu.be/NsgfwBWedNI

Michelin UK HQ, 25 April 2016 – The Michelin Supercar Paddock is back for the fifth year running in 2016 at the world famous Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Bigger and better than ever, and with a refreshed live-stage format, the Michelin Supercar Paddock 2016 is set to be the busiest and most eventful to date.

For the first time, the Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper Trophy will be presented on the live stage, following scrutiny by a specialist panel of well-known judges, supported by a public vote which will be open online and at the Supercar Paddock. Each day will see the ‘Showstopper of the Day’ winner presented on the live stage, with the grand final Michelin Supercar ‘Showstopper of the Festival’ presented on the Sunday afternoon.

Also refreshed for 2016 is the formation of the renowned ‘Batch 6’ cars, which make up the Michelin Supercar Run on the Goodwood Hillclimb. This year’s Batch 6 is made up of some 50 supercars in the main paddock, with a special new class – ‘Racecars for the Road’, for the growing sector of high octane, road-legal track day supercars. Supporting the supercars will be the unique ‘First Glance’ class of some 20 further models making a debut or special prototype appearance at the Festival for the first time.

Hosting the live action in the Michelin Supercar Paddock will be TV racing pundit and multiple BTCC champion, Tim Harvey, with writer, broadcaster and the only British woman to have won an International Sportscar race, Amanda Stretton.

Tim Harvey said: “The Michelin Supercar Paddock is one of the most popular attractions at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It gets bigger and more exciting every year, with a number of car launches on the live stage, special guest appearances, timed action up the hill and much more besides already lined up for 2016. I can’t wait for the fun to begin on Thursday 23rd of June.”

Details of product debuts and special appearances will be confirmed in future announcements, with many Festival favourites already lined up for some very special presentations at the 2016 Michelin Supercar Paddock.


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