Exclusive ‘spy shots’ of the Motofest 2015 pace car have been revealed as the vehicle takes shape ahead of its debut at this year’s three day motoring festival event.
The photos show the Pace Car at its secret manufacturing site, near Coventry where a special team from Jaguar Land Rover are constructing the vehicle in preparation for Motofest 2015.
Working from an original sketch by Motofest Young Innovators competition winner Esha Randhawa, the team have been turning the seven year-old’s winning design into a real working vehicle.
It will lead all the racing display vehicles on Coventry’s Ring Road circuit at Motofest 2015, with the final finished vehicle being revealed at a special unveiling attended by Esha and her fellow finalists just days before the start of the main event.
Ralph Hosier, Coventry Motofest 2015’s Technical Director, said: “It’s fantastic to see the pace car taking shape now.
“From its beginnings in the imagination of Esha to a fully-fledged vehicle under construction in the workshop is an incredible journey and so exciting that we are only weeks away from its first appearance.
“We have to give special thanks to Jaguar Land Rover and the Coventry University School of Art and Design students for all their hard work in turning Esha’s vision into reality.
“The team can’t wait to see the final vehicle take its place at the head of the racing displays on the sprint circuit at Motofest 2015.”
The MotoFest Young Innovators competition was launched in November 2014 with a brief to the youngsters taking part to design a ‘pace car’ to lead the race cars around Coventry Motofest 2015’s unique ring road track.”
Invitations and information packs were 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.
Esha Randhawa’s, who attends Stivichall Primary School in Coventry, winning design includes solar panels, voice control and sliding doors.
She was joined by five other pupils from the school at the beginning of the year on a visit to work with the students from Coventry University’s world renowned Automotive and Transport Design Course, who helped turn her original two dimensional drawings into full 3D models of the pace car.
Coventry’s Motofest 2015 is a three day festival dedicated to the city’s motoring heritage involving pop-up racing, demonstration events, static displays, live music, and fringe events – an ‘Edinburgh Festival’ for cars, bikes and vehicles.