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2015 Goodwood Festival theme: ‘Flat-out and Fearless’


A 1970 Porsche 917  takes to the track during last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed | Goodwood Festival

“Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge” has been announced as the official theme for the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual motorsports celebration and hill-climb for historic and modern race cars that takes place June 25-28, 2015, on the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England.

“ ‘Flat-out and Fearless’ typifies some of the most spectacular drivers and moments from motor sport’s past and present,” according to the Goodwood news release. “Who could forget the wheel-bumping final-lap battle between Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari and Rene Arnoux’s Renault at the 1979 French Grand Prix, or the sight of the legendary Colin McRae hurling his Subaru over the Bunnings jumps on Rally Australia in 1997?

“Juan Manuel Fangio’s decision to race ‘at 100 percent for the only time in my life’ to overhaul the Ferraris to win the 1957 German GP, and the legendary duel between Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts at Silverstone in 1979 provide further examples of how racing on the edge has captured the imagination of motorsport fans across the globe.”

The festival opens June 25 with the Moving Motor Show, where many of the world’s largest automakers showcase their latest models. That’s followed by three days of spectator-friendly action as race cars dating from the earliest examples to the latest compete on the famous hill-climb course.

Tickets are on sale for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and associated events on the website at www.goodwood.com.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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