Goodwood announces dates for 2023 events
Can it really be 30 years since John Surtees, Ron Dennis, Damon Hill and our own Denis Jenkinson joined a few thousand car fans outside a stately home in Sussex for a previously unknown motoring event called the Festival of Speed?
That will be the question on the lips of a vastly larger crowd when the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on July 13-16 next year.
The dates, which have now been confirmed by Goodwood, come in a year which will see the circuit celebrate a variety of anniversaries including 75 years of motor sport. It first opened to the public as a race venue in 1948 but closed its gates to contemporary competition in 1966. It will also mark the 25th anniversary of the Goodwood Revival – for which the track was restored in 1998 to look as it did in its heyday.
“Twenty twenty-three is already set to be very special for Goodwood,” said the Duke of Richmond. “It’s certainly going to be an unmissable year.”