Thursday, 28 June 2012

Boatshed.com are promoting themselves at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.

The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture
event in the world. Held in the immaculate grounds of Goodwood House, this annual hill-climb event is a true celebration of motor sport and all things automotive.

History;
In the summer of 1936 the Earl of March and 9th Duke of Richmond – better known as the talented automotive designer, engineer, racing driver and Brooklands winner Freddie March – held a private hillclimb for the Lancia Car Club at Goodwood House. He won it, naturally, and in doing so inspired his grandson, the present Earl of March, to create a new and exciting racing event at his family home.
The resulting event was the Festival of Speed. The inaugural event was held in the summer of 1993, and attracted 25,000 spectators. Today, the Festival of Speed has become firmly established as the must attend annual celebration of motoring culture. Its enduring popularity is now capped at 150,000 with admission strictly by advance ticket only. Visitors travel from all over the world to attend.

The event has expanded way beyond the hillclimb and now includes a host of other adrenaline-fuelled attractions.
The Boatshed Team are camped out on site and hope to turn the attention of some of these land based speed enthusiasts to some of their fast water born cousins see Boatshed Ultimate Power Boats
Or for wind based speed fans Perfomance Sail