2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Visitors Record 200,000
2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the largest and most successful in the event's history. It was held on June 26th to 29th and attracted over 200,000 highly-enthusiastic visitors to West Sussex.
A lot of guest superstars from the world of motorsport were present, including John Surtees, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastien Loeb, Didier Auriol, Richard Petty, Mark Webber, Giacomo Agostini, Wayne Gardner and Freddie Spencer.
From the Michelin Supercar Run held against the clock and creating a popular winner in gamer-turned racer Jann Mardenborough and victory on the Forest Rally Stage presented by Skoda for Dani Sordo on the UK debut of the Hyundai i20 WRC, to adrenaline-fuelled action in the GAS Arena, the 2014 Festival of Speed had something for everybody to enjoy.
Proving the status of the Moving Motor Show, the day attracted an all-time high 20 exhibitors: Audi, BMW, Citroen, Dacia, Ferrari, Ford, GKN, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls Royce, SEAT, Skoda, Toyota and Volvo.
"Once again the Festival of Speed has produced a thrilling spectacle on the Hillclimb and delighted hundreds of thousands of visitors who have brought their enthusiasm for motor sport to Goodwood. Our event theme was ‘Addicted to Winning' and with reams guests that include seven Formula 1 world champions and some of the greatest drivers from NASCAR, rallying, sportscars and motorcycling, we've managed to gather more famous names from motor sport than ever before. And we were blessed with splendid weather all weekend too.", commented Lord March, founder of Gooddwood Festival of Speed.