The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed has become the place to see the latest new cars, now that the British Motor Show is now more. However, Goodwood has the added benefit of attracting some of the most spectacular road and race cars of the past and present, which all race up Goodwood’s 1.16-mile hillclimb in front of huge crowds.
The event kicks off with the Moving Motor Show, which gives visitors the chance to drive some of the latest new cars on sale up part of the famous hillclimb course.
Then, the Goodwood race weekend proper kicks off, with a host of cars and bikes from all eras taking the hillclimb. Highlights always include a range of Formula 1, rally and touring cars, plus the latest supercars.
Aside from the hillclimb action, there is always a host of manufacturer displays, the Forest Rally Stage, F1 paddock and Goodwood Action Sports Arena, which features spectacular stunt BMX and freestyle motocross riding.
Each year, one carmaker will contribute a giant sculpture, which is displayed right outside Goodwood house and usually well worth a look.