10 reasons to go to Goodwood

10 reasons to go to Goodwood

Heading to the Goodwood Festival of Speed? MARCUS PYE is. Here he picks out the best things to look out for - either in person, or via AUTOSPORT's live streaming service

Glastonbury or Goodwood this weekend? There's no question in my book (besides, I know rock-all about modern music) so the Festival of Speed wins. It's almost 22 years since the first one brought new colours - and 25,000 people - to Goodwood House's garden amid a motor racing world shellshocked by the sudden death of James Hunt, four days earlier.

Effortlessly flamboyant, James would have adored Lord March's sporting showpiece. Cars and jolly good parties were him, if not the formal dress code for Saturday night's ball. Doubtless he would have returned often, sharing the adulation accorded to heroes over the years, to drive shrieking Formula 1 Heskeths and McLarens up the hillclimb course with gusto.

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