Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015 to Sunday, June 28, 2015

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world’s must-do motoring events, as much for the motor racing ‘royalty’ who attend as for the thousands of enthusiasts for whom this quintessentially British celebration is an unmissable part of summer.

No other motoring event attracts better cars or bigger names – and the unique Goodwood atmosphere ensures unparalleled access to both. It wouldn’t be the Festival of Speed if visitors weren’t able to get close to the cars and chat to the drivers. The Festival of Speed is where fans and their heroes meet, united in their passion for motor sport and man’s quest for ever greater speed.

The 2015 Festival of Speed theme is ‘Flat out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge’, and will celebrate some of the most spectacular drivers and moments from motor sport’s past and present.

The Jaguar Heritage Trust will once again have a strong presence with five iconic race cars from its collection taking part in the twice daily runs up the famous Goodwood Hill.  In a change from previous years, the Heritage team will be based in the Formula 1 paddock where visitors will be able to get up close to these very special cars:

1956 long nose D-type - a works car which came 6th in the 1956 Le Mans 24 hours, pictured here at last year's Festival of Speed 393RW GFOS 2014

1966 Jaguar XJ13 - the one and only example of this incredible car with its advanced quad cam 5.0 litre V12.  The XJ13 was developed to be a Le Mans contender against cars like the Ford GT40 but a change of regulations to limit engine capacity for prototype cars to 3.0 litres left it sidelined, and only one example was produced.

It is pictured here at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

1974 Group 44 E-type V12 - as raced by Bob Tullius and his Group 44 team in the Sports Car Club of America Championship, which he won in 1975 with seven race victories including the National Finals at Road Atlanta.

It is pictured here at last year's Festival of Speed.

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1976 Broadspeed XJ12C - this car made its public debut following an extensive restoration at CarFest North in 2013.  This is its first appearance at Goodwood where it promises to make an awesome sight and sound as it tackles the famous hill.  It is taking part in the Derek Bell Celebration Class as it was co-driven by Derek and Andy Rouse in the 1976 European Touring Car Championship.

It is pictured here at the recent Coventry Motofest event held on the city's ringroad!

1984 TWR XJS - a regular favourite at Goodwood, this famous car which won the 1984 European Touring Car Championship (including the gruelling Spa 24 hour race) will once again be making an appearance.

It is pictured here at last year's Festival of Speed where it was driven by Sean Walkinshaw, youngest son of Tom Walkinshaw who co-drove the car in 1984 with Win Percy and won the driver's championship.

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Jaguar Land Rover will also have a large presence at Goodwood with a number of exciting cars running up the hill in the Supercar and First Glance batches, including the recently announced Bloodhound SSC Jaguar XJR Rapid Response Vehicle.