For those of you who don’t know, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed or FOS is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles that is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. It was started in 1993 by the present Earl of March in order to bring motor racing back to the Goodwood estate – a location steeped in British motor racing history. Since the early days of several tens of thousands of visitors over the weekend it has grown to attracting daily crowds of up to150,000.
Visitors can expect to see cars and motorbikes from over 100 years of worldwide motor racing history climb the hill, including the several of the latest Formula One machines. Aside from the machines, the event attracts a host of names from the past and present of motor racing, including current F1 racers (World Champion Lewis Hamilton was there), offering a rare chance to see world famous names driving a wide range of machines. Among the guests last weekend, Peter Fonda who rode a Captain America-inspired chopper up the famous hill climb, and Jesse James with his Baja 500 Trophy Truck who won the Goodwood Special Award for his efforts and…who removed 2 trees from the track…(thanks to Blue at Back Street Heroes)