Goodwood 75: Celebrating 75 Years of Motorsport Magic and Making History!

Rev your engines, fellow gearheads, because Goodwood is getting ready to celebrate its 75th anniversary in style! Goodwood 75 is a year-long extravaganza of motorsport events and venues that will showcase the rich history and heritage of British racing at its spiritual home. The celebration will also highlight the future of motorsport, which Goodwood has championed throughout the years.

From the legendary Goodwood Motor Circuit to the unforgettable Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, Goodwood 75 has a lot to offer fans of all ages. There will be a number of anniversaries celebrated, including the 75th anniversary of the Motor Circuit’s opening, the 30th anniversary of the Festival of Speed, and the 25th anniversary of the Goodwood Revival.

Whether you’re a fan of classic cars, historic racing, or cutting-edge technology, Goodwood 75 has something for everyone. From a specially-curated grid of cars at the “75th Sunday” Breakfast Club to a dedicated Goodwood 75 hillclimb batch at the Festival of Speed, there will be plenty of heart-stopping moments to thrill even the most seasoned racing fan.

But it’s not all about the past! Goodwood 75 is also about embracing the future of motorsport, and the new Driving Simulator Room featuring Exsim VR5 Simulators* is a perfect example of this. Visitors can get behind the wheel and experience the ultimate simulator racing experience, thanks to custom-developed motion profiles and D Box actuator technology.

Goodwood 75 is not just about the cars, it’s also about the people. Fans from around the world can get involved in the celebration and share their memories on social media using #Goodwood75. The Goodwood Road Racing Club is also celebrating its silver jubilee, and founder members can take part in a series of photo moments at the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to join the party! Goodwood 75 is going to be a year to remember, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Fast Facts: Discover the Exciting History of Goodwood Motor Circuit

  • The Goodwood Motor Circuit is located near Chichester, West Sussex in England.
  • The Circuit opened in 1948, making 2023 its 75th anniversary.
  • It was originally a perimeter track of RAF Westhampnett airfield, which was used during World War II.
  • The Circuit is 2.367 miles (3.809 km) long and features nine turns.
  • It was closed for racing in 1966, but continued to be used for testing until the early 1970s.
  • The Circuit was reopened in 1998 with the inaugural Goodwood Revival meeting, which is now an annual event.
  • The Circuit hosts a range of motorsport events throughout the year, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Members’ Meeting.
  • Famous drivers who have competed at Goodwood include Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, and Juan Manuel Fangio.
  • The fastest lap time recorded at the Circuit is 1 minute 18.217 seconds, set by Nick Padmore in a Lola T70 Spyder during the 2019 Goodwood Members’ Meeting.
  • Goodwood is often referred to as the spiritual home of British motor racing.

  • Exsim VR5 Simulators are advanced driving simulators that feature D Box actuator technology and custom-developed motion profiles. These simulators provide users with a realistic experience, allowing them to feel the intensity and excitement of driving on the track. They are set to launch at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in 2023 as part of the Goodwood 75 celebrations, giving visitors a chance to take to the track and experience the thrill of racing.

  • The Festival of Speed is an annual event held at Goodwood in West Sussex, UK. It is the world’s largest automotive garden party, featuring over 600 cars and motorcycles from the history of motoring and motorsport. It takes place over four days and includes various activities such as hill climbs, rallies, car launches, demonstrations, and displays. The festival attracts car enthusiasts and spectators from around the world, and is known for its spectacular setting against the backdrop of Goodwood House.

  • Goodwood Motor Circuit is a legendary race track in West Sussex, England that opened in 1948 and is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023. It is the spiritual home of British motorsport, having hosted some of the biggest names in racing between 1948 and 1966. The circuit ceased racing in 1966, but it reopened in 1998, and since then, it has become a popular venue for various motorsport events, including the Goodwood Revival and the Festival of Speed. The circuit is also open year-round for visitors to explore, and it features a new Driving Simulator Room with Exsim VR5 Simulators that use D-Box actuator technology and custom-developed motion profiles, offering users a realistic and immersive simulator racing experience. Throughout 2023, the Goodwood Motor Circuit will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with a range of events and festivities, including a specially-curated grid of cars from the last 75 years, a dedicated Goodwood 75 hillclimb batch, and photo moments for visitors to create their own historic moments.

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