Friday, July 3, 2009

2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Another highlight of every year is the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. This event sees all things motorsport in one place covering many eras of racing and motorsports. All sorts of machines and personalities will be there and it is such an interesting event for fans to go. So sad that fans like me halfway around the world would not be able to make it.

For more information about the event, please read the Wiki on it here, F1Fanatic's highlights here or the official website here. A brief description from Wiki is here:

"Typically held in late June or early July, the event is always scheduled to fit into the motor racing calendar and primarily to avoid a date clash with the Formula One season, enabling not just fans but many teams involved in current motor racing championships to attend. Visitors can expect to see cars and motorbikes from over 100 years of worldwide motor racing history climb the hill, including the several of the latest Formula One machines. Aside from the machines, the event attracts a host of names from the past and present of motor racing, offering a rare chance to see world famous names driving a wide range of machines."

The highlight is of course Lewis Hamilton driving the 1988 McLaren Mp4/23 that was driven to success by Ayrton Senna.

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