Goodwood has announced the theme for the 2016 Festival of Speed will be ‘Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power’, celebrating the most powerful competition cars and motorcycles from the history of motor sport, and the heroic drivers and riders who tamed them.
The event is scheduled to take place on June 23-26, 2016, and alongside the central theme, the festival will also celebrate the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, mark 50 years since the inaugural Can-Am Series for ultra-powerful sports prototypes, and pay tribute to James Hunt on the 40th anniversary of his Formula 1 World Championship success with McLaren in 1976.
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s largest historic motor racing and vintage culture festival, bringing to life Goodwood Motor Circuit’s glory days as an active race track from 1948-66. It will take place on September 9-11.
The annual Revival driver tribute will honour Sir Jack Brabham on the 50th anniversary of the legendary Australian becoming the only driver in history to win the Formula 1 World Championship in a car bearing his own name.
Brabham raced and tested at Goodwood extensively during his career, and developed a number of championship-winning cars at the Motor Circuit. A huge gathering of single-seater, saloon and sports cars encompassing his career as a driver and team owner will take part in a number of on-track demonstrations during the weekend.