Now in its twentieth year and with more than 190,000 visitors over the four days, the Festival remains an unequalled celebration of human endeavour on two, four and more wheels. With multiple exhibits from global motor manufacturers, “factory” museums and renowned, private collections, combined with stars who have influenced our sport, the event remains unmissable, whatever your preferred discipline.
On "the hill", the Ferrari enthusiast saw rapid demonstrations from the F1 Scuderia’s simultor & test driver Marc Gene in the 2009 F60. FIA GT and historic racer Paul Knapfield was quick in both his unique 712 Can-Am racer and 312PB, Annette Mason piloted the family 250 GTO, Evert and Quirina Louwman shared their family collection's 1952 Grant Piston Ring Special, five-time Le Mans winner Emmanuele Pirro was expectedly quick in Shaun Lynn’s 512S, Jean Francois Decaux looked controlled in his 312/68, whilst historic racing regular Franco Meiners, demonstrated the unique 312B3S “Spazzaneve”, David Cottingham piloted the 1961 Tourist Trophy winning 250SWB/C and Sally Mason-Styrron celebrated the twentieth anniversary of her first climb of the Goodwood Hill in her 166 Barchetta.
With Bob Riggle, Terry Grant and Jason Phelps amongst many others entertaining the crowd, the Festival of Speed is a unique celebration of car and bike culture and innovation.