Coventry MotoFest inspires the next generation of innovators
Coventry MotoFest has launched a unique new competition for schools with an amazing prize.
The MotoFest Young Innovators competition will see pupils compete to design the Pace Car for next year’s event which runs from the 29th – 31st May.
The winning design will be turned into a real working vehicle by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations at their new Coventry-based Technical Centre. This vehicle will then lead the racing on Coventry’s Ring Road circuit during the 2015 event.
Invitations and information packs have been sent to 120 local schools for up to 20,000 children to take part in the design competition to create the Coventry Motofest Pace Car.
MotoFest Young Innovators will inspire future generations by using the power of imagination to create designs that the winning school can follow from the child’s drawing, through the styling and engineering process, onto production at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicles where the children will see the design come to life.
Students from Coventry University’s Automotive and Transport design course will work with the winner to interoperate their idea in 2 and 3 dimensions.
The winning school and the finalists will then be invited to a Coventry Motofest Launch Party on the 29th May where all the designs will be exhibited and the new Pace Car will be unveiled by the child to sponsors, media and fellow students.
James Noble, Coventry MotoFest Director said “Coventry MotoFest will inspire and motivate future generations of engineers and designers, ensuring Coventry retains its place as a city of innovation”
Noble added “The power of imagination is what made Coventry into the spiritual home of the motor industry”
Cllr David Kershaw, Cabinet Member for Education at Coventry City Council said; “The fantastic prize to have a winning design turned into a real working vehicle is a challenge I’m sure the young innovators of tomorrow will take up with relish.
“The schools in Coventry are proud of their growing reputation as places of innovation, absorbing new ideas and ways of linking creative ideas with real live projects like this are a great challenge for the designers of tomorrow.”