Festival of Speed

Laura Ferriccioli
Festival of Speed

Goodwood (West Sussex, England)

Next edition will take place in 2023


The FoS is one of the most awaited appointments of the international motorsport, it’s the annual temple of speed with motoring fun in every form and from all eras. About 600 bolides are always on display and in action in the huge Goodwood estate in summertime, spanning from the beginning of last century to supercars and hypercars. There are the most glorious Edwardian racers of the first Grand Prixs, the golden age of Formula 1 cars, the endurance monsters and the rally prepared beasts which are also competing every year in the Forest Rallye, on a track just a bit apart from the rest of the Festival. Nevertheless, everything revolves around the main attraction, which is the most famous hill climb in the world, the spark from which it all began in 1936 and then again with the actual formula in 1993.

Three good reasons to attend it:

1) The paddock area is accessible to the public and the best thing is to see the cars of the most splendid historical moments of world competitions up close. Not to mention the famous drivers who enjoy the hill climb every year. There are also cinema and entertainment celebrities who sometimes decide to take up the challenge launching themselves at full throttle “up on the hill”.

Festival of Speed

Festival of Speed
Photo: Drew Gibson

Festival of Speed

2) The Festival’s concours d’elegance is something truly exceptional. With rare, fanciful and sometimes famous cars, it’s an unforgettable show. And as a judge there is always an expert that everyone knows, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd.

3) The Festival is full of events, with a high scheduled program everyday. Besides the main competition there are trophies reserved to two and four wheels, shows, concerts. Many meetings and celebrations follow one another in front of the entrance to the villa, under the central sculpture that takes up the theme of each edition, according to the most significant automotive anniversaries of the year.

Festival of Speed
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018, Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Festival of Speed
Photo: Jordan Butters

Festival of Speed



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  • 4) The FoS has become the UK’s de facto annual Motor Show, with lavish manufacturer stands displaying the latest in exotic and more affordable road cars for people to see and touch for themselves in a relaxed atmosphere.

    5) Glimpses of the future of motoring are offered in the “First Glance” Paddock and with fully immersive displays in the “FOS Future Lab”.

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