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The Hill Climb

The Hillclimb is the Festival of Speed’s principal attraction. Taking place throughout the weekend, this challenging white-knuckled 1.16-mile course starts as a tree-lined run through the southern corner of the Goodwood Estate which then turns to sweep past the front of Goodwood House before climbing a steep and narrow Estate road bordered by flint walls and dense woodland groves towards Goodwood’s equine racecourse on top of the magnificent South Downs.

Performance, Power & Pace

The course rises over 300ft from the start line to the finish, and is very technical and challenging, putting the skills of the world’s very best drivers and riders to the ultimate test of concentration and speed. 

Each day, no fewer than 300 cars and motorcycles sprint their way up the iconic Hillclimb in a truly inspiring display of performance, power and pace. The vehicles are grouped thematically into classes of comparable machinery, with the oldest running first.


41.6 Seconds to the top

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The fastest time up the hill, set by Nick Heidfeld in the McLaren MP4-13 in 1999, still stands to this day. To see Nick's 41.6 second hillclimb please click the link below.

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Only at Goodwood

To stand alongside the Hillclimb route, within feet of some of the fastest, finest and most famous cars and motorcycles as they hurtle up the track in a no-holds barred run is to experience high-octane passion that fuels all we do at Goodwood, and that you will never experience anywhere else in the world.

Once you’ve experienced it yourself you’ll know exactly what we mean, and you'll want to keep coming back for more ...


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26 - 29 June 2014