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2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 12- 14 July, will feature seven F1 teams and a celebration of fifty years of Porsche 911
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is set to mark its 20th anniversary in style this year, with one of largest collections of cars from the past and present set to make their way up the hillclimb from 12-14th July.
Porsche will be celebrating 50 years of its 911 with displays of some of the most famous versions on the rally course, the hillclimb and in the Cartier Style et Luxe concours. The large sculpture outside Goodwood house this year will also be 911-inspired.
It’s also the 40th anniversary of the World Rally Championship this year, so Goodwood will have a specially extended rally course, featuring one of every single championship-winning car from each year.
There will be plenty of action on the hillclimb, too, thanks to a celebration of 90 years of Le Mans 24 Hours and 60 years of the World Championship for Sports Cars. Attendees can expect to see historics like the Jaguar D-Type, Mercedes 300SLR, Porsche 962 alongside more modern winners like the diesel-powered Audi R18 prototypes.
Formula One fans won’t be disappointed, with seven teams already confirming they’ll be at the show. Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Lotus, Caterham, Marussia and McLaren will all have their racing cars on display and driving up the hill.
There will be plenty of road car debuts, too, including a first look at the Skoda Octavia vRS and the Lexus IS. McLaren’s new P1 hypercar will be at the Festival, too, along with the Bloodhound SSC land speed record car, which is hoping to break through the 1000mph barrier.
Since its 1993 introduction - where 25,000 people attended - the Goodwood Festival of Speed has grown immeasurably, with visitors now capped at 150,000. As well as the traditional Festival, which runs from Friday 12 July through to Sunday 14, there will also be a Moving Motor Show on Thursday 11 July, offering visitors test drives in all manner of vehicles.
Tickets for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed can be bought via www.goodwood.co.uk.