The Goodwood Festival of Speed gave the Octane Junkies team the ultimate fix of motorsport this weekend. No other event comes close to matching the hit given by the sublime combination of automotive sights, sounds and experiences. However, it wasn’t all about drooling over supercars as we had work to do. Nissan employed Octane Junkies to manage a media event at the Goodwood Motor Circuit and to provide motorsport logistical support for two cars that Nissan had entered in the hill climb competition.

Guests invited from across Europe to attend the media event enjoyed an unsurpassable Goodwood FOS experience. They arrived on Friday and checked in to their accommodation, country houses close to Goodwood House. On the Saturday, Nissan’s guests watched the hill climb from hospitality at Molecombe corner and ambled around the extensive grounds looking at the varied and magnificent car displays and stands. In the evening Nissan’s guests attended Lord March’s exclusive and fabled ball with a guest list that reads more like the great and good of motorsport. It included names like Ross Brawn, Bernie Ecclestone, Jean Todt, Niki Lauda, Christian Horner and Chase Carey. Sunday morning it was over to the Goodwood Motor Circuit for a track experience. Activities included drives in the Nissan Bladeglider, MY17 GT-R and 370Z on the historic circuit. They also drifted Nissan Leaf’s fitted with special tyres on the rear that allowed them to break into a slide with little effort.

At the Festival of Speed, Nissan had two cars running in the hill climb in the Supercar category. A Nissan MY17 GT-R NISMO and the Bladeglider. The GT-R was driven by NISMO Athlete Lucas Ordonez, who recorded an impressive time of 52.68 seconds, good enough for second in the Supercar Shootout. The Octane Junkies team managed the whole process of completing the official paperwork, transporting cars, organising drivers and coordination during the event to ensure both car and driver completed each run up the hill successfully.

Nissan hired Octane Junkies to provide the following automotive and motorsport events services.

  • Vehicle logistics
  • Circuit Health & Safety
  • Activity Management
  • Professional Driver Coaches
  • Provision of crash helmets & safety equipment
  • Airport transfers
  • Guest shuttle service
  • Provision of specialist tyres for drift activity
  • Activity scheduling
  • Vehicle cleaning & maintenance
  • Provision of VBox timing equipment
  • Motorsport support & logistics

We’d love to hear from you about any future events, filming, activations or stunts that we can help you with. Contact Laurence at laurence@octane-junkies.co.uk or call +44 (0)1327 856021.