The 2015 Festival of Speed centres, which will be held on June 25-28 around the theme Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge, pays tribute to the drivers and constructors throughout history that threw caution to the wind in pursuit of victory.
The Gerry Judah-designed Central Feature, an annual tradition at the Festival of Speed, will honour Mazda’s contribution to motoring and motor sport in the year in which the all-new version of the world’s best-selling sportscar, the MX-5, will be launched.
MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi to make Goodwood debut on a Yamaha GP race bike to celebrate 60 years of Yamaha Motor Company.Five current Formula 1 teams – including World Champion constructor Mercedes – to appear in revamped F1 Paddock presented by Sky Sports F1.Seven Mercedes-Benz 300 SLRs to appear to mark 60th anniversary of Sir Stirling Moss’s 1955 Mille Miglia victory.Incredible 28-litre Fiat S76 to have first public run for 101 years at Goodwood as part of new category for Edwardian leviathans.Largest ever US representation including NASCAR’s Richard ‘The King’ Petty and a Goodwood debut for drag racing’s godfather Don Garlits.Derek Bell’s incredible career marked with special class of at least 12 cars, including his first Le Mans winner – a Mirage GR8.Manufacturers revealed for the Moving Motor Show presented by the AA in association with The Telegraph.Bike legends Casey Stoner, Freddie Spencer and Kenny Roberts to ride.UK debuts of brand-new machinery from Mazda, Ford and Bentley.Cartier ‘style-et-luxe’ categories include 80th birthday celebration of Figoni et Falaschi cars and 60th anniversary of the Citroen DS.Bonhams sale to feature sought-after ex-works 1935 Aston Martin Ulster.Michelin Supercar Run and Paddock to feature sensational new supercars and largest ever paddock.
Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights of the 2015 event, which takes place on June 25-28, include the Moving Motor Show presented by the AA in association with The Telegraph, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Run, Goodwood Action Sports, Cartier ‘style-et-luxe’ concours d’elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams sale.