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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,  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.

Whether appearing in action in road and race form on the testing 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb, spitting gravel sideways around the Forest Rally Stage, or sitting serenely static yet inviting on the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours lawn or Porsche exhibition stand, the 911 has played a key role in helping to put the Festival of Speed on the map over the last 20 years

Goodwood Festival of Speed founder Lord March says:  “I am really looking forward to having so many great cars and drivers here at the Festival of Speed to celebrate our 2014 event. For me it is always magical to see so many of the world’s greatest drivers, riders and machines in action.”

As in previous years, admission to the Festival of Speed, plus the Goodwood Revival will be strictly by advance ticket only. More info . . .

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