The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a yearly event of hill climbing of famous motor racing vehicles. The event was hosted in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England usually in the month June or July. The event would be featuring legendary cars, Bikes making it an eye feast to all the Racing fans.
The date of this Motor racing festival is scheduled in a way to avoid collision with the F1 season. This makes all the Formula one cars, motorbikes to participate in the event.
The festival was first launched in the year 1993 by Lord March with the aim to bring motor racing back to the Goodwood estate — a location steeped in British motor racing history.
In 1990 after acquiring the land Lord March thought of bringing the Motor racing to Goodwood Circuit, but he didn’t have required permits for hosting a race in that place. So, he hosted the event on his grounds with a small selection of entrants made up of invited legendary vehicles, the first event that took place on Sunday 13 June proved to be a success, bearing in an attendance of 25,000 despite a collision with the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year.
After the date clash in the first event, March made sure that the festival wouldn’t be colliding with other activities like Le Mans or Formula One races.
In 1994 by adding Saturday, the Festival was made a weekend event and a year later in 1996, the weekend event was further extended as a three-day event adding Friday. In 2010, the Moving Motor Show was added on Thursday.
This year the Goodwood Festival starts from 23rd of June and comes to an end on the evening of 26.The festival is coming up with a theme called “Full throttle – the endless pursuit of power.”
The Mega Event gives Automobile Enthusiasts a chance to watch the Motorsport action, brand new cars, and legendary cars and closely and also meet their favorite racers. Each year, thousands of people all over the world attend the event on grounds of Lord March’s Goodwood Estate.
The festival includes a series of main events like Moving Motor show, Cartier Style ET Luxe, Supercar run, the sculpture, the forest rally stage, Soapbox Challenge, Hill climb and many more activities would surprise users. The main attraction of the GoodWood Festival 2016 is old models of BMW namely BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, Brabham-BMW BT52 & BMW V12 LMR.
Austin Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Lamborghini and other leading automobile companies are the sponsors of this year’s Motor Race Festival.