Those who will attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed will have the chance to play with a life-sized Scalextric slot-car racing track as Mazda asks them to "relive [their] childhood motoring dreams."
Mazda will showcase this track at the stand during the event. Mazda UK managing director Jeremy Thomson said that Mazda is sure to stick out from everyone else as it displays its life-sized Scalextric track in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the MX-5, which remains to be the world's most popular roadster.
On the track, a number of versions of the MX-5/Miata will appear. These include the first model, which was introduced in 1990, the 1992 MX-5 California, and the 2000 MX-5 10th Anniversary model.
Attendees may choose to either drive a MX-5 road car uphill, or simply be a passenger in a MX-5 race car. Mazda's MX-5 Superlight concept, which only weighs 995 kilograms, will be shown in the event for the design study's debut in the UK.
Even when its weight is cut significantly, the concept car can go from zero to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds, since it is powered only by a 125-hp (93-kW, 126-PS) 1.8-liter petrol engine. The Goodwood Festival of Speed starts on July 1 and will end on the 4th.
According to Jeremy Thomson, managing director for Mazda UK, the life-sized Scalextric slot car racing track at Goodwood is part of the carmaker's celebration of 20 years of the MX-5. He noted that the MX-5 remains the most popular roadster in the world.
The life-sized Scalextric slot car racing track is bound to showcase the MX-5 through the years. Included in the display are the first generation 1990 original, the 1992 MX-5 California Special Edition and the 10th Anniversary model. He added that these MX-5 models will show how the original MX-5 design remains relevant until today.
Also to be showcased is a second generation Mazda 787B wrapped in Le Mans Limited Edition orange and green (the colors of the winning race car). Mazda will also display a third generation MX-5 endurance race car at Goodwood.
The most recent MX-5 models that will be showcased at Goodwood include the MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition and the MX-5 Miyako Special Edition.
Mazda commenced sales of the MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition in March and will start selling the MX-5 Miyako Special Edition on July 1. On the other hand, Goodwood attendees visiting the Mazda stand will be given the chance to win one of 20 exhilarating Zoom-Zoom Weekends as prize for a national draw across the United Kingdom until September 24, 2010.