Centenary test



Centenary test

After its successful inauguration last year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be repeated on lune 18/19. Charles, Lord March, the Festival’s instigator, has explained that there are, as yet, no firm plans to make the hillclimb within the grounds of Goodwood House an annual fixture. Rather, the 1994 event is intended to celebrate the centenary of motor racing. Cars and ‘bikes representing the past 100 years will be in attendance, including a Peugeot that took Dart in the 1894 Paris

Rouen road race.

Although support for the event in 1993 surpassed expectations, strenuous efforts have been made to increase the Festival’s appeal. A more international flavour is promised, with invitations having gone out to drivers all over Europe and North America. Confirmed entries thus far include Tim Scott (1904 Mercedes), Brian Classic (Frazer Nash Le Mans), Tomas Bscher (BRM P261), Paul Stewart (Tyrrell 003), Mark Finburgh (Porsche 917), Anthony MacLean (Lancia D24), Tony Merrick (Ferrari Dino) and Brandon Wang (Ferrari GTO). In keeping with the centenary theme, it is planned to have a field of 100 cars taking part in the hillclimb.

There are activities planned for both days. In addition to the main competition, there will be a classic concours at Goodwood stables on the Saturday afternoon and Brooks will host its mid-summer sale that evening. Sunday’s side attractions include a steam fair. Admission will be £8 on Saturday, £10 Sunday. Weekend tickets, granting access on both days, will be £15. Grandstand seats, opposite Goodwood House, will cost £5 on the first day, E 1 on the second