Goodwood Festival of Speed 29th June – 2nd July
One of Britain’s biggest motor racing festivals.
2017 Festival of Speed
Pay attention fans of the fastest, loudest, most sophisticated and outrageous competition machinery that ever graced the race tracks and rally stages of the world.
Some time between June 29th and July 2nd you’ll need to be at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, motoring and motorsport’s world-renowned garden party, to ogle an assortment of precious metal that falls under the newly announced theme ‘Peaks of Performance – Motorsport’s Game-Changers’.
Yes, for the 25th running of this unique event that every year attracts the finest race and rally – and two-wheeled – kit that ever turned a wheel, we’re inviting those cars and bikes that were so good the rules were tweaked or rewritten to give rivals a chance.
Among the assortment of classics from the past century or more of endeavour will be 1,000bhp turbocharged Grand Prix cars of the 1980s, unlimited Group 7 sportscars from the glory days of Can-Am, the 750kg-formula European Championship leviathans of the mid-1930s and the bewinged beasts of rallying’s Group B era. Bike-racing fans will be able to marvel at many of the iconic 500cc Grand Prix bikes with their light-switch throttles and two-stroke powerbands, as well as 200bhp-plus MotoGP missiles and Isle of Man TT and World Superbike winners.
Get those dates inked in now, for the event is guaranteed to once again offer an incredible assault on the senses for petrol-veined enthusiasts of all ages and persuasions.
For the thrill of it
An intoxicating mix of cars, stars and motorsport royalty come together over four superb days for the Festival of Speed. The largest event of its kind in the world, the Festival gathers together the planet’s rarest and most glamorous cars.
In the summer of 1936, Freddie March – the 9th Duke of Richmond – hosted a private hillclimb for the Lancia Car Club in the grounds of Goodwood House. In 1993, his grandson, the present Earl of March hosted his own Hillclimb and created the Festival of Speed. With road-racing fans coming from all over the country, the weekend sees an array of Formula 1, supercars, bikes and heritage cars taking on the 1.16 mile Hillclimb, which challenges the world’s greatest drivers and riders, including today’s Formula 1 and Moto GP stars.