Step into the history of the Goodwood Festival of Speed
In West-Sussex lies the famous Goodwood House: an estate with its own motor racing circuit, airfield, horseracing and the Rolls Royce factory. The circuit was closed in 1966 when it could no longer meet the new safety requirements. In 1972 Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Cars, had a fatal accident at the circuit during testing. In 1993 Goodwood owner, Lord March, decided to bring back British motor racing history to Goodwood. Not the circuit, but a hill climb past Goodwood House. The event was named the Festival of Speed: “the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture”. It turned out to be resounding success, and each year the event is sold out despite there being 150,000 tickets available.