The Festival of Speed, more commonly known as FoS is one of the most prestigious motoring events in the world. It’s not hard to see why with all the different generations of automotive heritage to keep all ages entertained and with the location by the famous Goodwood racecourse even the weather cannot ruin the picturesque hillside.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled there latest SLR Roadster in partner with Mclaren, Alfa Romeo showed off the stunning Competizione and as roomers have it the Italian master piece is already sold out before release. For me though, the best part of the day was seeing a Bugatti Veyron for the first time in full motion – truly awesome.
Italian car day hosted at Brooklands Museum including the use of the Mercedes-Benz World track.
ExCel in London Docklands hosted the British Motor Show, which was heavily taken over by BMW including structural exhibits, nearest to the pin golf on the Thames and advertising on racing yachts.
Attendees included BMW, Aston Martin, Ford, Seat, Jaguar, Mercedes, TVR and Nissan to name a few.
Steeped in British motor racing history, the Festival of Speed event is held at Goodwood, West Sussex.
Spectacles include the historic annual hill climb, F1 cars, supercars and concept cars. Fantastic day out for all generations.
The Silverstone Grand Prix Ball is a must to attend, even for a non-motoring enthusiast. Based at the stunning Stow Public School (Stow corner), attended by the A list Celebrities it really is a proper British knees up. Tickets are in the region of £600 and include cabaret entertainment, several glasses of Champagne (if your lucky) dinner, dance and fireworks in the evening. This all happens on the Friday prior to the Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday and the actual race on Sunday. The F1 cars will be on display, most likely rolling shells only but who’s complaining, it will probably be the only time of the weekend you can really see what the cars look like instead of traveling at over 200mph in front of the spectators. The F1 drivers do emerge for the early hours of the evening to sign autographs and have their pictures taken but are then promptly whisked away to prepare for the weekends race.