Goodwood, Silverstone revise 2017 calendars

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The scene at the Goodwood Festival of Speed | Goodwood photo
The scene at the Goodwood Festival of Speed | Goodwood photo
The scene at the Goodwood Festival of Speed | Goodwood photo

Changes to the 2017 Formula One racing series schedule have caused changes to two major classic car events in England. The Goodwood Festival of Speed moves to June 29-July 2 and the Silverstone Classic shifts to the July 28-30 weekend.

Goodwood changed its date because of the Baku (Azerbaijan’s capital city) F1 event and Silverstone because of the new date for the British Grand Prix.

Silverstone moves date for its classic car celebration
Silverstone moves date for its classic car celebration | Silverstone photo

“The new dates are a consequence of the recently announced change in the F1 calendar,” Goodwood Motor Sport said in a news release. “This will allow the F1 teams and drivers to be present at Goodwood to wow the sell-out crowds at the Festival of Speed as they do every year.”

Silverstone had to switch the weekend for its classic car showcase because it also hosts the British Grand Prix.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.