For fans of motorsports, a day at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is an exciting opportunity to see legendary racing cars and exceptional drivers – and to get their adrenaline fix for the year. For long-standing RfM client, Paul Andrew and his son Tom, this year’s event is going to be even more memorable.
The 2018 ‘Silver Jubilee’ Festival of Speed will celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary. The first Festival, in June 1993, redefined what a car event could be, and, in the years since, it has firmly established itself as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. Now, to mark the Silver Jubilee, the Duke of Richmond, owner of the Goodwood estate, will choose his 25 favourite moments from the first 25 events. These will form the cornerstone of the Festival, along with other ‘must see’ races and spectacles, including the infamous Hillclimb.
Paul and Tom share a passion for classic racing cars and are the proud owners of an Alfa Romeo which was driven to victory in the 1995 Italian Touring Car Championships by Antonio Tamburini.
The father and son have been personally invited by the Duke to take their distinctive car to the Festival and showcase it in the Hillclimb. The Alfa will be driven by Tom and John Cleland, a former British Touring Car Champion.
The Festival takes place from the 12th to 15th July and we wish Paul, Tom and John the very best of luck for a successful climb.
We hope to share a video of the Hillclimb after the Festival.
Congratulations to Tom on a great driving performance.
Follow this link to see what it actually feels like to tackle the Goodwood Hill watch video. Thanks Tom for sharing the experience.
Here are some photographs and a video from the event.