Goodwood Dates for 2008

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  1. #1 ajzahn, Oct 23, 2007
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    Time to make a note for your 2008 diaries, as the Earl of March has announced the dates of next year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.

    Make sure you keep the weekend of 11th to 13th July free for the Festival of Speed. It will be the 16th running of the hillclimb event in the grounds of Goodwood House, although the theme is still under discussion and won’t be announced until later this year.

    Meanwhile, the Goodwood Revival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2008, not to mention the 60th anniversary of the Goodwood Motor Circuit itself. Lord March and his team are sure to pull out all the stops to create a better-than-ever anniversary spectacular - so, whatever you do, cancel any holidays, wedding plans, work commitments and so on which clash with the weekend of 19th to 21st September. The Goodwood Revival takes precedence for all serious historic motorsport enthusiasts...

    There’s just one caveat to all this. Only one event has the clout to shift the Goodwood dates - and that, of course, is the British Grand Prix. Hence confirmation of the 2008 Goodwood dates is subject to the FIA World Council finalising next year’s F1 calendar at its December meeting. But any change is unlikely. (Surely the FIA wouldn’t dare?)

    As in previous years, admission to both Goodwood events will be strictly by advance tickets, with sales commencing on Thursday 1st November 2007. The ticket hotline is contactable via email: [email protected]; telephone: +44 1243 755055; fax: +44 1243 755058; or via the online ticket section of the website.
  2. GET IN THERE! 12th of July is my birthday so i know where im celebrating it <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  3. Hamilton catches Goodwood Festival of Speed bug

    Last season Lewis Hamilton made his first public foray on British soil as a fully-fledged Formula One star at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and now Hamilton has confirmed he will again be in attendence at this year's event in July.

    The British driver�s presence is especially appropriate as the theme for the 2008 Festival has already been announced as �Hawthorn to Hamilton - Britain�s love affair with World Motor Sport�. And, like last year, the 23 year-old is expected to race up the famous hill in a McLaren.

    As well as recognising Hamilton's recent achievements, the event's programme will also celebrate the contributions of iconic British motorsport figures including Mike Hawthorne, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, John Surtees, Jackie Stewart, Derek Bell, Colin Chapman and Adrian Newey, and mark the 50th anniversaries of Cosworth, Lola and the British Touring Car Championship.

    �It will be just fantastic to have so many great cars and drivers here at Goodwood to celebrate our theme for 2008,� commented Goodwood Festival of Speed founder, Lord March. �I look forward with much anticipation to seeing some of the great British drivers and British-inspired machines in action.�

    Other Formula One teams expected to attend the event, which will take place from 11-13 July, include Ferrari, BMW Sauber, Williams, Red Bull, Honda and Toyota.
  4. Rather than having to attend another St.Lewis ceremony, like last year, I prefer to go the 24 Hours Le Mans Classic......
  5. I'll be there.
  6. #6 ajzahn, Jul 9, 2008
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    Dunlop reunites winning cars and drivers at Goodwood

    Dunlop is due to bring together a selection of winning cars from the world of motorsport with their former drivers at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, from July 11th to 13th.

    The drivers, of whom the highlight will be Sir Stirling Moss and his 1953 C-Type Jaguar (the first car with disc brakes), will take part in a series of interviews and live shows in the Stable Yard at Goodwood House.

    Other notable drivers include five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell with the Porsche 962, Frank Biela and his Audi A4 Quattro as well as the first rider to achieve a 130mph average speed around the Isle of Man TT, John McGuiness on his 2007 winning Honda.

    The shows will take place on the Dunlop stand, situated in Stable Yard area in the grounds of Goodwood House. The timetable for the live shows will be published on >>>
  7. #7 ajzahn, Jul 11, 2008
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    Festival of Speed: the highlights

    10 July 2008

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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is always a popular destination for enthusiasts, and this year should be no exception. The annual event takes place this weekend, and here are our tips for what not to miss at the 2008 FoS.

    Formula One

    The theme this year is ‘Hawthorn to Hamilton’. With six F1 teams visiting the festival there will be plenty of opportunity to see everything from the modern day racers through to Hawthorn’s 1958 Ferrari. You’ll even get to see the cars in action. Lewis Hamilton will be attracting the crowds, but don’t forget to look out for , Damon Hill and Jenson Button, who will also be driving the famous Goodwood hill route.

    Rally stage

    The classic cars are the ones to look for at this year’s rally stage. Stig Blomqvist, Juha Kankkunen, Bjorn Waldegard and Hannu Mikkola will all be taking on the short gravel course in the historic rally cars, alongside Petter Solberg in the new Impreza WRC car and Mikko Hirvonen in the Focus WRC car.

    Air displays

    If the Red Arrows just aren’t entertaining enough for you, Goodwood may have the answer. Saturday’s festival goers will get to witness a flypast by the new ‘super jumbo’ Airbus A380.

    Classic dragsters

    The Goodwood cricket pitch will be the location of a dozen drag cars from the '50s and '60s, which will fire up twice a day in what is being dubbed the 'cacklefest' by organisers. Worth visiting if you’re a fan of classic racers and tinnitus.

    The Paddocks

    Don’t overlook them just because they’re there every year. The paddocks give you the opportunity to get close to all the cars visiting the show, from a Bugatti Veyron to a Ford Model-T, via Lewis Hamilton’s weekend car. It’s a rare opportunity in modern motoring events and one of the attractions that really makes the Festival of Speed worth a visit.

    See more pictures of the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed highlights:
  8. does anyone have any idea about the Goodwood FoS 2010 dates?
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