A rare and complete right-hand drive 1960 Facel Vega HK500, which has been locked away in a Welsh garage for almost 50 years, is set to go under the hammer at H&H Classics’ classic car auction on April 26th in Buxton. The car is one of only 98 UK supplied models and is being offered at “no reserve”. The HK500 was designed to compete with other famous models of the era, such as the Ferrari 250 GTE, Maserati 3500GT and Aston Martin DB4, and was known for its speed and power. Bidding can be done in person, online or via telephone.
Goodwood 75: Celebrating 75 Years of Motorsport Magic and Making History!
Goodwood, the spiritual home of British motor racing, is set to celebrate its 75th anniversary with a year-long series of events and festivities. Dubbed Goodwood 75, the celebration will pay tribute to the rich history and heritage of motorsport at Goodwood, while embracing the future of the sport. The celebrations will be spread across the Goodwood Motor Circuit, which turns 75 this year, as well as other venues and events associated with Goodwood.
The Goodwood Motor Circuit opened in 1948 and has since played host to some of the greatest drivers and cars in motorsport history, including Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, and Jackie Stewart, among others. The circuit was closed for racing in 1966, but it remains open year-round and offers visitors the chance to take part in a variety of driving experiences.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the circuit, Goodwood will be holding a range of events throughout the year, including the 80th Members’ Meeting, Festival of Speed, and Goodwood Revival. Visitors to the circuit will also be able to take part in photo opportunities and enjoy the new Driving Simulator Room, which features Exsim VR5 Simulators that use D Box actuator technology and custom-developed motion profiles.
The year-long celebration will also include a dedicated Goodwood 75 hillclimb batch at the Festival of Speed and a specially-curated grid of cars from the last 75 years at the ‘75th Sunday’ Breakfast Club. Fans can get involved by sharing their memories of Goodwood using the #Goodwood75 hashtag on social media.