Goodwood FoS press release 111213 .pdf

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Titre: The Earl of March is delighted to announce the dates for the 2007 Festival of Speed which is to take place over the weekend of the 22
Auteur: Will Kinsman

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For Immediate Release: 11 December 2013


2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed theme announced
Dates for the 2014 Festival of Speed, Moving Motor Show and
Goodwood Revival also confirmed

The theme for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, now confirmed to be
held from June 26-29, as per the provisional dates announced in October, is
‘Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport’. This 2014
theme will celebrate the legendary drivers and riders, teams and
manufacturers, who have swept all before them in their sport.
The history of motor sport is illuminated by great champions who transcended
mere victory to become utterly dominant. From Bentley’s five Le Mans wins in
the 1920s, the crushing supremacy of the Silver Arrows in the 1930s and
Juan Manuel Fangio’s five Formula 1 world titles in the 1950s, to the
superiority of Jim Clark and Lotus in the 1960s, Porsche’s 16 Le Mans wins
between 1970 and 1998, and Sebastien Loeb’s nine straight World Rally
Championships this Century, all have rewritten the standards of their day.
The same is true on two wheels, where John Surtees, Mike Hailwood,
Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts and Valentino Rossi have all enjoyed
periods of unassailable brilliance, as have Norton, MV Agusta, Honda and
Yamaha. All will be honoured as the 2014 Festival pays tribute to many of the
sport’s greatest champions.
Alongside the overall theme, the 2014 Festival will also celebrate the
centenary of one of the most glorious of all sports car marques – Maserati.
Many of the Modena manufacturer’s most iconic racing cars will be gathered
together on the hill, while a selection of fabulous Maserati road cars will have
a dedicated class in the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance.
Other significant anniversaries will include 100 years since the fabled 1914
French Grand Prix, in which the Mercedes team overcame strong opposition
to score a commanding 1-2-3 victory. Mercedes-Benz’s victorious stints in
grand prix racing in 1934 and 1954 will also be celebrated, as will 60 years of
the Jaguar D-type, the 50th anniversary of the Mini’s first Monte Carlo Rally
victory, and the 40th anniversary of McLaren’s first F1 crown.

The 2014 Festival of Speed will feature a glittering array of cars and
motorcycles from a huge variety of disciplines, further enhancing its reputation
as the world’s greatest celebration of motor racing history and culture.
Tackling the famous Goodwood hillclimb will be everything from early grand
prix and endurance machines, to off-road and contemporary cars and
motorcycles. Aside from getting close to the action-packed hillclimb and
paddocks, Festival-goers will be able to see many of motor sport’s famous
faces up close, and witness the exciting sideways action on the Forest Rally
They will also be able to swoon at the mouth-watering display of supercars,
and become a part of the action at the off-road activity fields and family
areas. The hugely popular GAS (Goodwood Action Sports) returns for 2014
as well, bigger and better than ever, and for those seeking something a little
calmer, the annual Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance promises an
opportunity to admire a stunning collection of vehicles. They can also see,
and potentially try, the latest road cars at the Moving Motor Show exhibition
on Thursday June 26, 2014.
The highly-popular Goodwood Revival is now confirmed for its traditional
mid-September slot (September 12-14, 2014, in line with the dates
announced in October), with tickets for next year’s event already selling fast.
Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival founder Lord March says: “I am
really looking forward to having so many great cars and drivers here at the
Festival of Speed next summer to celebrate our 2014 ‘Addicted to Winning’
theme. For me it is always magical to see so many of the world’s greatest
drivers, riders and machines in action up my 1.16-mile drive, and then have
the Goodwood Revival to look forward to just a few weeks later.”
For all Media enquiries, please contact Jamie O’Leary or Gema Bernaldo de
Quiros at the Goodwood Motor Sport Press Office:
Telephone: +44 (0)1243 755000
Fax: +44 (0)1243 755115
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