Goodwood have revealed that for the first time in the history of the Festival of Speed – the theme will be based on a person rather than carmaker!
The central marque of the show will be based on the life of Bernie Ecclestone – I was first expecting a 200ft statue of the man himself but it in fact feature cars based on his career instead – ‘racer’, ‘manager’, ‘team owner’, ‘impresario’ and ‘legend’.
Lord March, the founder of the Festival of Speed: “This is not so much a tribute, but rather a Goodwood celebration of a racer who has had such a huge influence on the sport we all love.
“It’s wonderful that Bernie has agreed to spend the weekend at the Festival with many of the great names with whom he has worked during a life dedicated to racing. I’m also delighted that he will bring with him some great historic Grand Prix cars from his incredible collection.”