What's The Festival of Speed about?
26 - 29 June 2014
The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world. Held in the immaculate grounds of Goodwood House, this annual Hillclimb event is a true celebration of motor sport and all things automotive.
The 2014 Festival of Speed Theme
The theme for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, now confirmed to be held from June 26-29, as per the provisional dates announced in October, is ‘Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport’. This 2014 theme will celebrate the legendary drivers and riders, teams and manufacturers, who have swept all before them in their sport.
The history of motor sport is illuminated by great champions who transcended mere victory to become utterly dominant. From Bentley’s five Le Mans wins in the 1920s, the crushing supremacy of the Silver Arrows in the 1930s and Juan Manuel Fangio’s five Formula 1 world titles in the 1950s, to the superiority of Jim Clark and Lotus in the 1960s, Porsche’s 16 Le Mans wins between 1970 and 1998, and Sebastien Loeb’s nine straight World Rally Championships this Century, all have rewritten the standards of their day.
The same is true on two wheels, where John Surtees, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts and Valentino Rossi have all enjoyed periods of unassailable brilliance, as have Norton, MV Agusta, Honda and Yamaha. All will be honoured as the 2014 Festival pays tribute to many of the sport’s greatest champions.
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No other event combines such a diverse collection of cars & motorbikes with a star-studded line-up of drivers in one place
From current Formula 1 racers and 200mph supercars to steam-powered carriages of the 19th Century, and from 3000bhp top fuel dragsters to classic rally cars, the Festival of Speed attracts the heroic and the evocative from every era in an exuberant display of style, sound, smell and colour.
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The Festival pays homage to the most significant cars in the history of motor sport, with entry by invitation from Lord March.
These, along with a host of other memorable and often outrageous vehicles and competitiors, plus a number of unexpected treats - will provide a fitting birthday partty for the world's greatest celebrations of motor sport history and car culture.