We are delighted to announce the theme for the 2016 Festival of Speed will be ‘Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power’ as Goodwood celebrates the most powerful competition cars and bikes in the history of motor sport.
Alongside the central theme FoS 2016 will also celebrate the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, celebrate the inaugural Can-Am Series 50 years ago and pay tribute to James Hunt on the 40th anniversary of his World Championship victory with McLaren in 1976.
As usual, the event will open with the Moving Motor Show, on Thursday, June 23, featuring many of the world’s largest manufacturers showcasing their latest models, alongside exciting and innovative concepts.
The 2016 Goodwood Revival will honour the late Sir Jack Brabham, 50 years after he became the only driver in F1 history to claim the World Championship in a car bearing his own name.
Brabham raced and tested at Goodwood extensively during his career, and developed a number of championship-winning cars at the Motor Circuit. A huge gathering of single-seater, saloon and sports cars encompassing his career as a driver and team owner will take part in a number of on-track demonstrations during the weekend.
A host of superstars from the world of motor sport attended Goodwood events this year, including the greatest grand prix motorcycle racer of all time, Valentino Rossi, fellow World Champions on two wheels Casey Stoner, Freddie Spencer and John Surtees, F1 title winners Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen and Sir Jackie Stewart, US legends Don ‘Big Daddy’ Garlits, Richard Petty and Ken Block and Le Mans heroes Tom Kristensen, Derek Bell and Emanuele Pirro.
Photography courtesy of Drew Gibson and The GP Library