Goodwood Festival of Speed Postponed
In a not entirely surprising reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, originally planned for July, have decided to postpone the event until a later date.
The annual classic car and motorcycle hill climb, held on the lavish grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, U.K., hosted around 150,000 people at last year’s event, so naturally that’s not a good idea at the moment. This year, Mario Andretti was to be celebrated as one of ‘the Maestros – Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders’, joining Jacky Ickx, John Surtees, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Sir Jack Brabham, Dan Gurney and Sir Stirling Moss as those who found success across various motorsport disciplines.
Goodwood Road and Racing (GRR), the organization behind the Festival, has said it is looking at securing a later date and that all tickets for this year’s event will be honored.
A Members’ Meeting of the organization planned for this weekend is also postponed. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as GRR will instead be streaming a selection of their favorite races and demonstrations, starting at 10am GMT on Saturday continuing through the same hours on Sunday. Check out goodwood.com for more details.
The Goodwood Revival, the 1950s and ‘60s-period historic car and motorcycle festival held on the same grounds, is still tentatively planned to go ahead on September 11th-13th.
*Images courtesy of Nat Twiss, and you can check out that full story HERE