Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes us on a 360 ride along at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed. This 4-day, action-packed, event takes place each year at Lord March’s Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England. For many car enthusiasts, this event IS bucket-list worthy. One of the main reasons is the Goodwood Hill Climb. This unique Hill Climb attracts big name celebrities and professional drivers from around the world. From Nascar to Formula DRIFT, many pro athletes fly entire race team’s over to England for a chance to race at the world famous Hill Climb. 4 days of racing and drooling over some of the fastest and most iconic historical vehicles in the world? Count me in.
The Goodwood Festival was started back in 1993 by Lord March himself, as a way to bring back the motor racing legacy that first took place over 80 years ago at the Goodwood House. When racing moved back to the House, it was a huge success, and has become a tradition ever since. The event attracts more than 10,000 spectators each year, all lining up along the famous “Hay Bales” that line the course route.
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Many big name car manufacturers have also jumped onboard to showcase some of the latest production vehicles and racing products available to the public. Some of the cars that made their debut this year were Porsche’s new 718 Boxster and the Mercedes-AMG GT-R. Another very popular machine this year was the Mclaren P1 LM. This fully road legal race car was based off of the GTR circuit racer and is currently limited to only five production cars!
The main theme at this year’s event was “Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power”. A number of celebrities, from Keanu Reeves to Adam Carolla, were seen representing their favorite race team’s, and I think there is even video of Adam Carolla racing in this years event, floating out there somewhere on the internet.
Our friend Vaughn Gittin Jr. flew out his “spare” 2016 Ford Mustang RTR DRIFT Car, and once again takes us for a 360 ride along for a small taste of what it was like to race in this cool event.
Here is the 360 video for you to enjoy!
So, do you plan on attending next year’s event? I spent some time today checking out the Goodwood official website, (future vacation spot?), and it is filled with not only great information on the race, but also info on event planning, and the different flagship events that go down during the 4-day festival. From car racing, to horse racing, to even checking out the amazing estate while you are there, Goodwood has it all. For more information on The Goodwood Festival of Speed, check out the official website here: