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The Goodwood Festival Of Speed Preview

It’s that time of year again, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is now upon us and the 2019 edition looks set to keep up the tradition of being one of the worlds most spectacular car shows.

Taking place in the grounds of Goodwood House and the surrounding estate, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a real treat for the senses. A visual feast, the event pulls together the great and the good from the world of motorsport and road cars alike.

All aspects of the automotive world are covered. Whether that is rally cars, supercars, road cars, motorcycles or Formula One cars, if it’s got an engine you are more than likely to see it at the Festival of Speed.

The first event of its kind started way back in 1993 and in a relatively short space of time went from strength to strength. One of the draws of the festival is that every year it gets bigger and bigger. With over 100,000 people expected to pass through the gates over the 4 days from the 4th through to the 7th of July, Goodwood is very much the place to be this summer.

Across the festival site, there is much to see and do and it is a real day out for all of the family.

With the site separated up into a number of areas, knowing what to see can be hard. In front of Goodwood House, you can expect to find the latest from the worlds finest car makers as they come to West Sussex to show off their latest wares.

Recently the Goodwood Festival of Speed has organically morphed into an unofficial British Motor Show with car makers choosing the Sussex venue to launch their new cars to both press and public alike.

Alongside the stuff for the road, there is also much to see from a race car perspective with numerous paddocks being dedicated to these machines. Whatever your favourite era of racing, you can expect to find it at Goodwood.

With pre-war Grand Prix cars, through to the latest technologically advanced thoroughbreds of Formula One today, you’ll be wowed by seeing and hearing these machines first hand. In addition to the spectacular race cars on display, there is also the latest on display from the world of the hypercar and supercars.

What makes Goodwood unique is its live element. Whilst at other shows these cars are on static display, at the Festival of Speed a majority of these cars actually move as they tackle the now world-famous Goodwood Hill Climb. Just over a mile in length, the Hill Climb gives spectators the opportunity to see these cars going flat out as they go all out up the hill to take the fastest time.

With motorsport heroes past and present in attendance, the likes of F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz Jnr and British F1 sensation Lando Norris, have all be confirmed as attending this year, this year's Festival looks set to be one of the best yet and is an event not to be missed.

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