Goodwood Is Back! Well.. Kind Of!
Finally, It's Time For Goodwood Speedweek!
By Phil Bradley
It's safe to say that 2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least. From Goodwood's point of view, both the Festival of Speed and Revival have been cancelled. For Goodwood fans looking for their next fix, there is good news. Goodwood Speedweek.
Organisers have decided that the show must go on, transforming Goodwood into an online event for 2020, with more than 12 miles of cabling, 49 cameras and 180 members of television crew, you can watch Goodwood online between 16th and 18th October. FLike any Goodwood event, Speedweek isn't short of a few special cars, with manufacturers like McLaren already releasing a Gulf liveried, special Edition Elva model, of which the car is limited to just 149 units.
From Formula 1, to drifting, to rally cars, Speedweek has it all, with special presenters, including Dermot O'Leary and ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber showing us the action. You can watch the livestream here.
It may be a strange event without any fans, but it gives cars a chance to experience the Goodwood grounds, with the rally course able to take cars to where they've never been able to go before. Saturday will end with the recently renamed Stirling Moss Trophy, dubbed the most expensive race in the World, to commemorate the late racing driver.
Goodwood are also inviting spectators to take part in the Goodwood Central Feature Competition, where you can create your own central feature, like we have seen at the Festival of Speed every year. Judges will be looking for a clever design, innovation, creativity and a great story. You can submit your own entry by posting your entry on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag, #SpeedWeekCentralFeature.
Finally, there will be three demos on display this weekend. The first of which celebrates 70 years of F1, with a display of some of the most iconic cars in Formula 1's history. Porsche won their first Le Mans race 50 years ago, and as such Goodwood Speedweek will celebrate the best Porsche Le Mans Cars, from their early models, to the latest 919 Hybrid. The final demonstration will celebrate the relationship between TWR and Jaguar, with a demonstration of the XJR, XJR8 and XJR12s! So sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy Goodwood live!