Goodwood Festival of Speed begins today
By Stéphane Schlesinger on 24 June 2005 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Today, the Goodwood Festival of speed begins and end on Sunday night. This major international event includes car races as well as car design competitions, soapbox challenges, motorcycles races and fine museum pieces of machinery. Any car of vehicule may take part in the famous hillclimbing, from pre-1914 cars to today’s formula ones, all being grouped thematically.
This year, there will be a selection of not only current formula ones from such top teams as Williams, Renault, Ferrari or McLaren, but also older ones, built between the 50s to nowadays. Legends of Le Mans will be present too : Mercedes 300 SLR, Ford GT 40, Ferrari Testa Rossa (1958), pre-war Bentleys and Delahayes, and Porsche 917. Such famous rally cars as Audi’s Sport Quattro, Lancia’s Delta S4 or Mistubishi’s Lancer Evolution will also be on display. Indycars, Touring cars, hot rods and vintage racers should contribute to the beauty of the show. Of course, most of the current supercars will attend the show : Ferrari, Porsche, Aston-Martin, but also Noble, Pagani, Edonis or De Tomaso will bring their beauties.
This festival is attended by very famous people too : Jean Alesi, Ralf Schumacher, Derek Bell, Juan-Pablo Montoya, Jack Brabham, Rubens Barrichello, Mario Andretti, Jenson Button, Richard Burns, David Coulthard, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jim Hall, Jacky Ickx, Damon Hill, Phil Hill, Juha Kankunnen, Timo Makinen, Niki Lauda, Nick Mason, Collin McRae, Olivier Panis, Ricardo Patrese, Clay Regazzoni, Sir Jacky Stewart or John Surtees will stalk the alleys of the exhibition. The complete list of celebrities can be consulted on the Goodwood Festival of Speed website.
If want to go to this unique event, you’ll have to buy your tickets on the internet, from £30 to £72.