Presenting the Goodwood Festival of Speed to a bunch of petrolheads might be somewhat useless. I guess most of you have been there at least a few times, and probably some of you made all the necessary to be at the Lord March’s premises from june 25 to june 28. So I won’t bother you with some boring words how great the event is. That’s like carrying bottles of water to the ocean.
However.. I thought it might be usefull to tell you something about what’s going on to convince the few that don’t know about the event, or those that are still in doubt. I promise you , don’t read if you don’t want to be convinced as you will be after this.
The Festival of Speed is a unique opportunity to see cars you normally only see on TV or in the newspapers, in person, just a foot away from you while they’re in the paddock. You can meet the drivers, that drove those cars to eternal fame, in person and have some petrolhead chat with them. Bring your books and pictures, they’ll make your day by signing them, and they’ll enjoy as much as you the atmosphere that reigns at this event that has no equals.
To name just a few Jacky Icxk, Derek Bell, Sir Stirling Moss, Tom Kristensen, Richard Attwood, Rene Arnoux, Vic Elford, Damon Hill, Jackie Oliver are just some of the drivers that confirmed to be present. You can’t ignore this is an opportunity not to be ignored to see these legends. The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed will feature the largest participation in the history of the event from American motor sport, with an increased presence from the NASCAR fraternity and debuts from two exciting series never before seen on UK shores.The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed will feature the largest participation in the history of the event from American motor sport, with an increased presence from the NASCAR fraternity and debuts from two exciting series never before seen on UK shores.
The 60th anniversary of Sir Stirling Moss’s victory at the 1955 Mille Miglia will be celebrated with a never seen before gathering of the famous Mercedes-Benz 300SLR’s.It is exactly 40 years ago that Derek Bell won his first Le Mans 24h Race, another reason for a celebration. Some of the most important cars in his career will be at the Festival of Speed too.
All this, and much, much more combined with the unique location and the friendly atmosphere : I don’t think you need more reasons to be convinced to join the party.