Goodwood FoS: The Endless Pursuit of Power

23rd June 2016

Today, Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) opens its gates until Sunday 26th June, to the power of the innovative and best in class motorsport vehicles. Thousands of car enthusiasts will be welcome at the live event, eager to hear the engines roaring, crowds cheering and flashing dream cars exhibiting.

The annual motor festival has made a lasting impression on the world of motorsport, since its launch on the March family’s driveway in 1993.

The theme for this year, ‘The Endless Pursuit of Power’, has a focus on celebrating “The most epic machinery ever to grace the race tracks of the world” and “the intrepid pilots who tamed them”.

Since 2011, we, Setsquare has been partnering with several world-renowned brands at Goodwood Festival of Speed. In 2015, we produced bespoke exhibition stands for clients including Shell, Mazda and Ford for Imagination, and McLaren for Sprout. Take a look at our Projects page to read our case study and view some pictures from last year. Take a look at Mazda’s bespoke exhibition structure we produced last year:

This Weekend’s Agenda: 23rd – 26th June

Thursday: The Moving Motor Show

Established in 2010, the Moving Motor Show is an annual event where manufacturers can show off their dynamic machinery against the backdrop of the Goodwood Estate.

– Browse the Formula One paddock
– Red Arrows air display
– See the latest road cars driven up the Hillclimb, including some getting their UK launch on the day, at the Moving Motor Show.

Friday: Practice Day

On practice day, drivers have a chance to practice and familiarise themselves with the challenging twists and turns of the famous and demanding Hillclimb. Early visitors have the opportunity to witness a gathering of priceless machinery.

– Dynamic debuts including Bugatti Chiron, McLaren 570S Sprint and Aston Martin DB1
– Full schedule of Hillclib action involving the most prized cars, including Formula One cars.
Valentino Rossi & Nico Rosberg
Valentino Rossi & Nico Rosberg

Saturday: Watch Champions Rise to The Challenge of the Hillclimb

At the top of the hill, the World Rally Championship teams take to the tracks through the forest in a mesmerising display of car control between the trees.

– Super shoot-out on the Hillclimb.
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button appearance.

Sunday: The Heroes of the modern Grand Prix Come Out to Play!

Watch the fastest cars of the weekend, as both modern and historic speedsters line up for the ‘Sunday Shoot-Out’ where drivers go head to head for setting the fastest time on the hill.

The day concludes with the Prize Giving ceremony awarded by Lord March as the sun sets behind Goodwood House.

Nico Rosberg among the stars confirmed.
Goodwood FoS official site map
Goodwood FoS official site map

2016 Highlights

The BMW Honoured Marque Central Feature was unveiled last night in a spectacular ceremony. The Bavarian marque aimed to show off its motorsport heritage, as well as diversity of its brands, including Mini and Rolls Royce, as it celebrates 100 years in business.

The company’s Gerry Judah sculpture features the legendary BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadstar, the 1999 Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMR, and the Gordon Murray-designed Brabham-BMW BT52 Formula One car which finished 3rd in the 1993 championship.

The Earl of March, Chairman of the Goodwood Group of Companies said, “BMW has been one of the Festival’s most loyal and enthusiastic partners for 19 years. I am thrilled to be celebrating their centenary, and our long-standing relationship, with a BMW Central Feature.”

Structures from the past:

One of the stands you should look out for is definitely Honda’s exhibition stand, which is a replica of the Fisher-Price toy garage – how cool is that? They have steered from the modern neutral palette used by their competitors, rather opting for bright, eye-catching red’s, yellow’s and blue’s, whilst keeping with the structural integrity of the original Fisher Price model with a vehicle ramp and observation tower.

Visitors have the opportunity to view, interact and drive Honda’s entire range of cars, including the 2011 McLaren Honda Formula One car, 2016 Championship winning BTCC Honda Civic Type R, Fireblade Isle of Man TT Special, Africa Twin, RC213V-S and the much anticipated NSX! Therefore, if you have a soft spot for cars, we suggest you would not miss this opportunity.

Remember to bring your wellies this weekend!