Monday, March 19, 2012

GOODWOOD SPEED 2012: COMING ATTRACTIONS!

Lord March (Earl of March) announces highlights for 2012 Festival of Speed & Goodwood Revival.
 FESTIVAL OF SPEED: June 28-July 1.

At least seven current Formula One teams will be attending and in action, including the very first Goodwood appearance for double F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, along with the Red Bull Racing Team and his team mate Mark Webber. Vettel’s Goodwood attendance links in perfectly with the 2012 theme - Young Guns – Born to Win.
The Cartier Style et Luxe is one of the world’s finest automotive concours d’elegance car design competitions, and for 2012, a unique gathering of vehicles will be brought together to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  All vehicles will have a direct connection with Her Majesty, with most never or rarely seen in public before. These will range from formal State limousines, through to personal cars, an aircraft and even a Royal train carriage.
The Festival of Speed will honor one of Britain’s most iconic and innovative sports car brands – Lotus.  The Company’s past, present and future will be celebrated with a main Central Feature display outside Goodwood House. At least 50 significant Lotus race and road cars will be in action and on display during the Festival weekend.
GOODWOOD REVIVAL: September 14-16.

There will be an on-track, at-speed demonstration of the breath-taking Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows and Auto Union competition cars, 75 years after their memorable race in the UK at Donington.
Fiftieth anniversary celebrations will include the Ferrari 250 GTO, with plans for a daily parade of at least half the total GTO production! Plus there will be an all-AC Cobra race to mark the first half-century of the iconic Anglo-American sports car.
 A daily tribute to American racer Dan Gurney, 50 years after taking his first Grand Prix victory, is planned for this year’s Revival. And there will be two very special races, including the Nine Hours Night Race, 60 years after this first Goodwood race into the dark. The second is a new Goodwood competition, the Settrington Cup, for young drivers in Austin J40 pedal cars!

M.D. Dougie, Paul Melbert, Dick York photos.

A five-minute video with highlights of these announcements, plus more, can now be viewed and downloaded at,
http://www.goodwood.co.uk/motorsport/photos-and-videos/videos/press-day-2012.aspx

For more information about the 2012 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, please visit, http://www.goodwood.co.uk/motorsport/motorsport.aspx

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