Zenos Cars, the British sports car designer and manufacturers were looking for a cost effective, portable temporary hardstanding solution for showing their cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and future events.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hillclimb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House. Motorsport's ultimate summer garden party, and the largest car festival in the world, has been running since 1993 and has become an internationally celebrated, sell-out occasion over the years. The theme for this year's event was 'Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power' as Goodwood celebrated the most powerful competition cars and bikes in the history of motor sport.
Zenos Cars, who recently appeared on the BBC’s Top Gear, needed a hardwearing platform to display their cars on at the festival, but it needed to be portable, cost effective and avoid damage to the ground, especially with the potential rain and thunderstorms that had been forecast for the weekend. They chose Protec’s Tracktile due to its versatility, ease and ability to drain excess water, offering a practical non-slip solution that was easy to transport. It also provided a solution that made their display stand out from the other stands at the show.
Jamie Lewis, Head of Sales and Marketing at Zenos commented ‘We purchased 25msq of the Protec Tracktile which 1 person was easily able to install. It was comfortable to walk on and set the stand apart from other stands as higher profile and better organised. We had to work with corners and insets and the flexibility offered by the tile meant that we could just remove a section when needed.’
Tracktile interlocking grass reinforcement mesh mats have many benefits:
- Protects ground from damage. Lets the ground drain any excess water.
- Grass Reinforcement Mesh - 85% void ratio for water permeation
- Ground protection mats - Strengthens soft ground for improved traction
- Weather resistant and rot proof
Quick to install
- Easy to install, remove and transport. Installs in minutes and one person could do it easily.
- Looks great.
- Comfortable to walk on.
- Non slip - Slip Resistant to BS EN 7188
- Edging option creates a smooth transition onto the surface.
- 100 % recycled and re-usable grass protection
- SUDs compliant
As well as providing brilliant products, Protec also provide excellent service in order to meet the needs of our clients. As Jamie Lewis explained, “Protec were very easy to deal with. They understood our requirements and recommended the right product for the right job. Next day delivery was just what we needed.”