Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023: Get Ready to Rev Your Engines!
Published Date: 3rd Apr 2023
Attention car enthusiasts! Get ready to rev your engines for the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023. Held annually at Goodwood House in West Sussex, England, this four-day extravaganza is a celebration of motorsport and car culture that will leave you exhilarated.
Since its inception in 1993, the Festival of Speed has grown in popularity, attracting over 250,000 visitors each year.
The brainchild of Charles Gordon-Lennox, the 9th Duke of Richmond and a passionate car enthusiast, the event was created to celebrate the history of motorsport and the British motor industry.
The Festival of Speed is split into two main areas: the Hill Climb and the Supercar Paddock. The Hill Climb is the highlight of the event, featuring a 1.16-mile (1.87 km) course used by various cars, from historic racing cars to modern supercars. The Hill Climb is a timed event, and the weekend's fastest time is awarded the coveted "King of the Hill" trophy.
The Supercar Paddock is a showcase of the latest and greatest supercars from around the world, and visitors can get up close and personal with some of the most iconic cars in the world. But that's not all. The Festival of Speed also features live music, a car show, and a variety of exhibitions.
This year's Festival of Speed is a celebration of British motoring, featuring a variety of cars from British manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, and McLaren. It's also a celebration of British motorsport, with racing cars from British teams like Williams and McLaren on display. This is your chance to see some of the most iconic British racing cars from the past and present, all in one place.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a truly unique event and a must-see for any car enthusiast. So, mark your calendars for the 13th-16th of July 2023 and get ready for an unforgettable experience. Get excited, get ready, and get to Goodwood!
- The Hill Climb: The highlight of the Festival of Speed, the Hill Climb is a timed event that sees a variety of cars, from historic racing cars to modern supercars, race up the 1.16-mile (1.87 km) course. The weekend's fastest time is awarded the coveted "King of the Hill" trophy.
- Electric Avenue, presented by BP pulse, will feature over 20 electric vehicles. Visitors can learn more about the benefits of switching to electric, with the help of partners on hand to answer any questions.
- The Central Feature is a large-scale sculpture at the event's heart. The 2023 Central Feature will be revealed in the coming months.
- Future Lab, presented by Randox, is a hub of pioneering achievement and provides an immersive technology experience. Visitors can discover dynamic, interactive activities that will inspire everyone.
- The Supercar Paddock: A showcase adjacent to the Startline of the Hill of the latest and greatest supercars from around the world, the Supercar Paddock is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most iconic cars in the world.
- The First Glance Paddock, presented by heycar, is where visitors can get up close to all the latest vehicles from the automotive world.
- The Main Paddock is the best area to take a peek at the cars and motorcycles from five Formula 1 teams, the W Series motor racing championship, the Touring Car championship and IndyCar. Visitors will also be in arm’s reach of the Drivers’ Club too – the prime spot to grab a selfie with the stars and heroes of motorsport.
- Cars & Drivers, where visitors can see the most prolific names in the world of motorsport. In previous years, the event has welcomed top drivers such as Nigel Mansell, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.
- Cartier Style et Luxe, where visitors can admire the cream of the crop of rare and intriguing automotive designs. The overall winner will be announced on the Sunday by a carefully selected panel of judges.
- The Forest Rally Stage is nestled in idyllic woodland. For most of the year, all that’s audible are the birds flitting between the trees. But for just one weekend of the year, the silence is torn apart by some of the best rally drivers in the world tackling the tight hairpin turns in their fire-breathing rally cars.
In addition to these main attractions, the Festival of Speed also features a variety of other activities, including a family zone, a food village, and a shopping village.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a truly unique event and a must-see for any car enthusiast. So, mark your calendars for the 13th-16th of July and get ready for an unforgettable experience. Get excited, get ready, and get to Goodwood!
Here are the current record holders for the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb:
Electric: McMurtry Speirling - 41.60 seconds (2022)
Internal Combustion Engine: Volkswagen ID.R - 43.05 seconds (2019)
Motorcycle: Sarah Moore on the Paton E-P1 - 43.96 seconds (2022)
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a truly unique event that any car enthusiast would not want to miss. It is a four-day celebration of all things automotive, with something for everyone to enjoy. From the hillclimb, where you can see some of the world's fastest cars racing up the hill, to the Supercar Paddock, where you can get up close and personal with some of the most exclusive cars in the world, there is something for everyone at Goodwood.
If you are a fan of motorsport, then you will not want to miss the chance to see some of the world's best drivers competing in the various races and demonstrations that take place throughout the event. You can also meet some of your favourite drivers and get their autographs.
And if you are just a fan of cars, then you will love the opportunity to see some of the rarest and most beautiful cars in the world. From classic cars to modern supercars, there is something for everyone to admire at Goodwood.
So, if you are a car enthusiast, then be sure to mark your calendars for the 13th-16th of July 2023 and get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.