Motor racing heroes galore at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

As Goodwood pushes ahead with its exciting plans for the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Speed (12-14 July), a rich seam of top motor racing names can already be confirmed to be attending this summer’s must-attend Festival, celebrating the best of the first 20 years of this, the world’s most popular motor sport and car culture event.

With less than 25 weeks still to go until the 2013 Festival of Speed gets underway, Goodwood is already able to confirm a couple of dozen star competition drivers and riders in attendance, with an impressive number of significant motor sport victories between them.

Together the drivers set to appear at Goodwood this July have achieved 20 Grand Prix wins, as well as 12 Le Mans 24 Hours victories, four Indy 500 wins, four BTCC Championships, and four Targa Florio chequered flags.

FoS spectators can expect to see the following legendary motor racing heroes, star names and Goodwood favourites:

Rauno Aaltonen Richard Attwood David Brabham
Kenny Brack Russell Brookes Tony Brooks
Ron Chandler David Coulthard Vic Elford
Peter Fonda Stuart Graham Jochen Mass
Arturo Merzario Hannu Mikkola Henri Pescarolo
Win Percy Emanuele Pirro Brian Redman
Anthony Reid Jack Sears Steve Soper
Bobby Unser John Whitmore

Many other star drivers and riders – yet to be confirmed – plus cars and motorcycles from each of the world’s major motor sport disciplines, past and present, will also be featured at Goodwood, including champions from Formula 1, Indycar, the World Rally Championship, Superbikes, NASCAR, World Sports Cars and Touring Cars.

Goodwood will recapture many of the outstanding Festival of Speed moments from the 1993-2012 era, whether that’s great cars from the USA and elsewhere making a rare return to the UK; or famous car/driver pairings reunited, including all manner of memorable – and often outrageous – contraptions on the 1.16-mile hillclimb.

These, along with a host of vehicles and competitors new to Goodwood, and a number of unexpected treats, will provide a fitting birthday party for the world’s greatest celebration of motor sport history and car culture.

Can’t wait.  I’ll see you there.

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