The Goodwood Festival of Speed is increasing vastly in popularity year by year, which isn’t really a surprise as it is a truly spectacular event as we found out when we attended this year.
Goodwood have announced that the confirmed theme for the 2016 Festival of Speed and also the driver tribute for the Goodwood Revival.
The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed is planned to take place from the 23rd to the 26th of June. The event’s theme will be “Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power”, which is intended to celebrate the most powerful competition cars and motorcycles from the history of motorsport and the heroic drivers and riders who tamed them.
That isn’t all for the 2016 Festival of Speed as the event will also be celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Festival of Speed will also celebrate 50 years since the inaugural Can-Am Series and pay tribute to James Hunt on the 40th anniversary of his Formula 1 World Championship success with McLaren in 1976.
The Moving Motor Show will return to open the Festival of Speed on Thursday 23rd June 23 with many of the world’s largest manufacturers showcasing their latest models.
The 2016 Goodwood Revival is planned to take place from the 9th to the 11th of September. The Revival is also another huge event taking place at Goodwood and it is is the world’s largest historic motor racing and vintage culture festival, recapturing the golden era of racing at the Goodwood.
Next year’s annual Goodwood Revival driver tribute will honour Sir Jack Brabham on the 50th anniversary of him becoming the only driver in history to win the Formula 1 World Championship in a car bearing his own name.
Goodwood was a circuit that feature extensive testing and racing for Brabham during his career and a number of championship winning cars were developed at Goodwood.
The plan for the event will include a large gathering of single-seater, saloon and sports cars encompassing his career as a driver and team owner and those vehicles will take part in a number of on-track demonstrations during the weekend.
A number of personalities in the world have attended Goodwood over the years with the likes of Valentino Rossi, Jenson Button, Sir Jackie Stewart and Ken Block attending this year’s Goodwood events.
Lord March said:
“[The theme] enables us to gather together some of the most spectacular machines from his history of motor sport, many of which will never have been in this country before. From turbocharged Formula 1 cars and ‘unrideable’ grand prix bikes of the 1980s, to Can-Am specials of a generation earlier, and even dragsters and Land Speed Record cars, the Festival of Speed will be a very special event. And in dedicating the Revival driver tribute to Sir Jack Brabham, we will pay a fitting tribute to a man who forged strong links with Goodwood during the Motor Circuit’s active past and was an extremely popular guest at the Festival of Speed and Revival more latterly.”
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