If the later Revival is Goodwood’s premier historic festival, then the FoS is its modern equivalent. But don’t rule it out on those grounds – because in among the hypercar launches and tech showcases, you’ll also find masses of classic treats.
In 2019, for instance, the central feature was dedicated to Aston Martin and a selection of the British marque’s most famous cars took to the track over the weekend. The Cartier Style et Luxe concours was also absolutely brimming with beautiful icons from yesteryear, Bentleys were out in force on the hillclimb and the Porsche 917’s 50th birthday was celebrated with a track procession.
In short, there’s a lot more to the Festival of Speed than the modern machines – and besides, they’re quite a lot of fun to look at, too.