There are just 30 days to go until the worlds greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture!
Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, West Sussex the Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world’s most glorious sport. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the Hillclimb track; nowhere else will you enjoy such unresticted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous.
Festival of Speed is scheduled so as to avoid clashing with the Formula One season enabling fans to see F1 machines as well as cars and motorbikes from motor racing history climb the hill.
In the early years of the Festival, tens of thousands attended over the weekend; as of 2014 it attracts crowds of around 100,000 on each of the three days it is now held. A record breaking 158,000 attended in 2003, before an advance-ticket-only admission policy came into force; attendance was subsequently capped at 150,000.
The Festival of Speed features the following attractions… something for everybody!
1. Hillclimb – the track has an elevation change of 92.7m for an average gradient of 4.9%
2. Forest Rally Stage – in 2006 a full forest stage with a complete circuit was introduced
3. Supercar Run – a chance to show off latest sports models, newly released mass produced sports models and working concept models
4. Cartier Style et Luxe – auto show by invitation only and judged by celebrities from all around the world to car designers
5. Moving Motor Show – aimed exclusively for buyers of new cars to test the cars on the course.
6. The Arena – new this year and will feature drift cars shredding tyres and stunt drivers doing the daring, insane and unimaginable with car and motorbike displays.
Other popular attractions at the event are the real life replicas of the Wacky Races, the air shows which include the RAF Tornados and Red Arrows, the GAS (Goodwood Action Sport) Arena which showcases extreme stunts such as Freestyle, Motocross, BMX and Trial bike Riding to name but a few…. Boasting something for everyone
Last but not least something that can’t be overlooked is The Central Display, it is a sight to be seen and is erected on the lawn in front of Goodwood House, since 1997 the display has been designed by the sculptor Gerry Judah, every year it has honoured car marques until 2017 when for the first time it honoured that career of Bernie Ecclestone the man responsible for transforming Formula 1 into a multibillion-dollar global phenomenon.
So if you are one of the organisers or one of the exhibitors this year and are in need of transportation of any description then we at Sussex Transport would be delighted to offer help and advise as to which vehicle would be the right vehicle for your needs to successfully move your products to and from the Festival.
We have a diverse fleet to accommodate every requirement. We can offer HIABs, Artics, 7.5t, Moffetts, Sprinters and Flatbeds and we can offer a dedicated courier/haulage service to cover a wide variety of services so take a moment to look through our blog page to see some of the well known public events we have been involved with year on year…
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