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Published 25 May 2012

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Goodwood Honours Karting Legend Martin Hines

An ex-Martin Hines ‘Zip Young Guns’ 250cc Superkart will run up the 1.16-mile Hill at this summer’s Festival of Speed (29 June-01 July) as Goodwood honours both Martin Hines’ considerable impact on junior motor sport, and as well as his own amazing karting achievements.

Martin Hines was a true karting legend, who sadly passed away last August at the young age of just 64.   Martin won 17 karting titles during his astonishing career, including the FIA World Championships in 1983, 1991 and 1992, as well as five European titles and six British crowns. 

We hope to have Martin’s son Luke driving his father’s 2002 Championship-winning Zip Eagle II Superkart at Goodwood, as well as three of Martin’s famous ‘Young Guns’, corresponding perfectly with our 2012 Festival of Speed theme - Young Guns – Born to Win. With many great British drivers having been mentored by Hines’, including David Coulthard, Anthony Davidson, Gary Paffett, Jason Plato, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, his impact and iconic status within in the world of motorsport is well deserved.

The ex-Hines 250cc Superkart, plus three other karts from his esteemed career, will be the very first karts to tackle the Goodwood hillclimb in anger since the Festival of Speed began in 1993.

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