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In the summer of 1936, the then Earl of March, better known as racing driver and Brooklands winner, Freddie March, staged a private hill climb for the Lancia Car Club on the winding drive in front of Goodwood House. In the winter of 1992, his grandson, the present Duke of Richmond and Gordon, recreated that motorsport event; the following summer the Festival of Speed was born and entered the British social and sporting calendar.
The festival brings together the world’s greatest collection of cars for four days every year, featuring an exhilarating array of the rarest and most exotic machinery. From F1 to Nascar, Rally to Indy Car, Supercar to Edwardian racer; there’s nothing like it. Uniquely supported by current Formula 1 teams, the festival sees some of the world’s most famous and accomplished drivers compete on Goodwood’s legendary 1.16 mile hill climb.
The festival has evolved beyond cars and mobility; one of the most popular attractions is now FOS Future Lab, a next-generation technology experience.