Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is more than just a motoring event. It's the product of one man's passion for all things automotive, fueled by hundreds of thousands of the worshiping faithful. Lord March, as Charles Gordon-Lennox is called, took possession of the 12,000-acre Goodwood Estate in 1993 and almost immediately started the Festival in the name of bringing racing back to its traditional home in West Sussex. He's effectively created a playground for both the annual event's spectators and its drivers.
Anatomy of the Goodwood Hillclimb
The annual Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England centers around a storied Hillclimb, which winds 1.16 miles through event founder Lord March's private estate and rises 300 feet. Drivers -- piloting any type of car, new or old, from sports cars to supercars to deft Formula 1 racers to Nascar stock car growlers -- rip through the narrow course in under a minute.