Meeting the great British public’s insatiable need for speed

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in England is a roaring success – and today is the last day of this year’s event

7th July, 2019
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Charles Gordon-Lennox (Lord March, 11th Duke of Richmond, 11th Duke of Lennox, 11th Duke of Aubigny, 6th Duke of Gordon, to give him his full title) changed the concept of a publicly-attended motorsport event for ever when he launched the first ever Festival of Speed on his Goodwood estate in West Sussex in 1993. Some 25,000 spectators attended the one-day event. This weekend, though, some 200,000 people will have passed through the gates in what...

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