Garden party with genuine motorsport legends
Lord March invites for the 23rd time – and again follows the automotive community to its reputation: I’d love to ask the manufacturer its vehicles in the large estate of Goodwood House from. And they chase by nine curves up the famous motorsport hill.
A good garden party are usually juicy meat, alcoholic beverages, the right music and sunny weather. Otherwise, you need not even to fire up the grill. However, in England, they have found another recipe for a good garden party. One that has proven itself for 23 years.
Goodwood Festival of Speed at full throttle Motto
Meat and alcohol are easily replaced by sleek and powerful cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.The play anyway the right music – be it for four, six, eight, ten, twelve cylinders. And then the weather is already almost do not care.
This 23rd host Lord March has loaded the largest automotive garden party in the world from 23 to 26 June 2016th Welcome are actually renters with lots of power under the sheet, a glorious past and motorsport affinity. The motto for this year: “Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power”. To German: “full throttle – The endless (tracking) chasing performance”.
“This year we are the wildest, fastest, craziest and strangest cars and motorcycles see that ever sailed up the Goodwood hill,” said Lord March, to its base since 1993 increasing the full-throttle Festival. For the 2016er output over 600 cars and motorcycles are expected, which should stimulate with its presence for celebrations of motorsport.
The focus is BMW. The Munich celebrating this year its 100th anniversary. Fits to provideseveral racing cars and motorcycles from its glorious past from:
- BMW 328 Touring Coupé (winner of the 1940 Mille Miglia)
- BMW 1800 TiSA (won in 1965 the 24-hour race at Spa)
- BMW R 50S Kaczor (motorcycle, in 1969 achieved a lap record at the Nordschleife)
- BMW M1 Procar (legendary championship under program of F1 1979 and 1980)
- Brabham BMW BT52 (World Champion car in 1983 with Nelson Piquet at the wheel. First “turbo champion”)
- BMW M3 (the most successful touring car in the world)
- BMW 635 CSI (multiple winner 24-hour race at Spa)
- McLaren-BMW F1 GTR Longtail (Le Mans racer with BMW V12)
- BMW V12 LMR (winning 24-hour race at Le Mans 1999)
- BMW M3 DTM (famous touring car with several victories)
- BMW S 1000 RR (motorcycle)
In addition, BMW will showcase more M models of the past 40 years, and mix them with current versions. For example, the M2 and M4 Coupe GTS who ventures to the Hill Climb.The futuristic companion that BMW also in the framework of the “Next 100” show presented will also be available in the green hills of Goodwood. Including the one hammerhead not dissimilar Rolls-Royce 103EX and wacky mini Vision .
Of course, not all about BMW, also the competitor from Ingolstadt has arrived:.She returned with have an iconic Audi V8 Quattro DTM which is to climb the second most famous hillclimb route to Pikes Peak possible quickly and without crash. From Singer comes a retro Penalty to Goodwood .
And the English? Aston Martin sends the new, unfortunately limited to one copy Vantage GT12 Roadster at the Festival of Speed. The special section “Q” has the 600-horsepower Vantage GT12 Roadster manufactured. Served as a basis – clear – the GT12 coupe, which has been derived from nordschleife proven GT3 racer. The guys around Andy Palmer, CEO of McLaren Automotive announced a special sports car version of Goodwood.
The famous hill is 1.16 miles (1.866 km) long and studded with nine curves. The record on the Goodwood Hill keeps Nick Heidfeld. Former Formula 1 driver thundered 1999 41.6 seconds in a McLaren MP4-13 upwards. “If the record fall this year?”, The Festival of Speed asks in his preview. That sounds like some potential candidates.
Look at various racing series
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2016 not only the BMW motorsport history is thought. Other legends and famous cars in the spotlight. So the motorsport community takes a look back at the Can AM series, which was launched 50 years ago.And remember the first victory of theGT40 in 1966 in Le Mans. In addition, there should be a special tribute to James Hunt. The charismatic Briton won the 1976 Formula 1 title by a narrow and breathtaking duel with Niki Lauda.Both the sons of Hunt, Tom and Freddie, as well as other family members and friends will participate according to organizers of the motorsport event.
The Mazda MX-5 Lord March expected another special guest. This is the instance number one million, which rolled off the line at Mazda. As motorsport greats have announced, among other Rene Arnoux, Jenson Button, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jochen Mass, Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Mark Webber and Giacomo Agostini.
The entrance fee for the whole weekend is 147 pounds (about 189 euros). Who wants to come only on Friday charged 55 pounds (70 euros). Saturday and Sunday each cost 65 pounds (83 euros) and the Moving Motor Show on Thursday 32 pounds (41 euros). Younger people 13 to 21-years pay only half.
In our slide show we show you the highlights, 2015.