Welcome to the Festival of Speed
Saturday, 19th June 1993, was a momentous day for Goodwood: it was the opening day of the very first Festival of Speed, aimed at bringing motorsport back to this historically important venue. No barriers, no wire fences, a paddock open to tall, and a Hillclimb that snaked to the top of Goodwood Park. From the beginning, it was 'the garden party of the Gods'.
On the manicured lawns of an English stately home, the tranquil sophistication of a summer garden party is shattered by a piercing wail as a Formula One car screeches up the front drive, wreathed in tyre smoke. It’s an unforgettable experience: a visceral assault on the senses; an intoxicating display of speed and power; a unique joining of the past, present and future of automotive. Welcome to the Festival of Speed.