FESTIVAL OF SPEED: Annual events gets going with Moving Motor Show

The threat of bad weather and an abundance of mud hasn't stopped people pouring into Goodwood for the start of the 2016 Festival of Speed.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 2:46 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:40 am
DM16125864a.jpg Festival of Speed, 2016. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160623-130148008

The popular annual motoring event has begun with the Moving Motor Show which offers enthusiasts a chance to tackle the famous hillclimb in one of the very latest new passenger car models – many making their UK or world debuts

The hundreds of exceptional competition cars and motorcycles are positioned in their paddocks, the motor racing stars are arriving, the supercars are being polished and the rally cars are earning their first mud splatters up at the Forest Rally Stage, all ahead of the 24th edition of the sell-out Goodwood Festival of Speed opening its gates at 7am on Friday 24 June to thousands of excited enthusiasts.

Despite the recent rain, the weather forecast is currently promising a dry and sunny outlook for all three days of the 2016 Festival of Speed, which this weekend will be celebrating the theme of ‘Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power.’ This 2016 theme offers Goodwood an outstanding opportunity to showcase many of the fastest and most powerful machines ever conceived, illustrating motorsport’s continual quest for power.

DM16125864a.jpg Festival of Speed, 2016. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160623-130148008

This year’s striking central feature, designed by sculptor Gerry Judah, is designed to celebrate 100 years of BMW.

The Festival of Speed has something for everyone, from a huge roll call of the very top drivers and riders, including current F1 stars, plus Grand Prix cars, seven current Formula 1 teams, rally champions, endurance racing legends, NASCAR, Indy, BTCC, WRC, WTCC, supercars, competition bikes, GAS extreme action sports, off-road buggies, the peace and tranquillity of the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours lawn, and much much more besides.