Festival of Speed
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to Great Britain for the twenty-Fifth anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The theme of this year`s event is "Silver Jubilee". Guests will be celebrating the Duke of Richmond`s (formerly Lord March) most memorable moments from the first 25 years of the Festival of Speed.
You`ll spend a long summer weekend in the South of England experiencing an extravaganza of historic motor vehicles that provides an array of sounds and colors like no other motor sports event.
Hosted at the magnificent Goodwood Estate this event celebrates a history that dates back to the earliest Edwardian machines and leads up to the very latest F1 cars.
Scores of cars are flown across the world to participate in, what is without doubt, the largest and most diverse event dedicated to classic motor vehicles.
Don`t forget this is a race; the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the greatest competition of famous drivers and cars from yesterday to today racing side by side.
Tickets, Hospitality Packages, Transfers & AccommodationsWith our package a 2-Day Roving Grandstand Ticket is included. Each guest on our tour also receives our Grand Prix Tours gift package.
Additional Hospitality Packages may be available. Please call our office at (800) 400-1998 to inquire about a specific package.
Transfers to and from the event on Saturday and Sunday are included with our package. While not included, airport transfers before and after the weekend can also be arranged by our office.
Guests of Grand Prix Tours can expect to have their Accommodations reserved for them in the city of Portsmouth. This vibrant waterfront city offers a number of attractions plus designer shopping and a wide range of dining options. Rooms in our chosen hotel are well appointed and breakfast is included each morning.
Grand Prix Tours has taken care of all of the details and has arranged an amazing motorsports vacation. Call (800) 400-1998 to book your trip or to contact us with any questions. Click Show Packages to learn more and to see details and pricing.
RACE OVERVIEWGoodwood Festival of Speed
Nestled in the countryside of West Sussex is the ornate 17th-century stately home of the Earl and Countess of March. The Earl holds the annual "Goodwood Festival of Speed" hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles in the grounds of the estate. Such is the popularity of the event that it is a sells out every year and is limited to one hundred and fifty thousand guests. Tickets are bought in advance for the June or early July date.
The Earl of March heritage goes back a long way, and he was expected to take responsibility of Goodwood House and its estate at the age of forty as is the family custom. Previous generations built a horseracing track "Glorious Goodwood" as they call it, an auto race circuit where 50 some years ago they held an Easter meeting for the Glover trophy, an aerodrome, where I`m sure many WWII planes are housed, and a couple of golf courses. The Earl of March has contributed the Goodwood Festival Speed and Revival which have become incredibly successful. The March families are great entrepreneurs and take their family responsibilities very seriously.
The heritage of the Earl of March has been created several times in the Peerage of Scotland and the Peerage of England. The title derived from the "marches" or boundaries between England and either Wales (Welsh Marches) or Scotland (Scottish Marches), and was held by several great feudal families which owned lands in those border districts. Later, however, the title came to be granted as an honorary dignity, and ceased to carry any associated power in the marches. The title is now a subsidiary title of the Dukes of Richmond and the current duke`s eldest son Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara uses it as a courtesy title.