Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

The prices – the tickets – the dates.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 is finally here tomorrow, and the Duke of Richmond is officially opening his driveway to the most prestigious and popular car, bike and motorsports event of the year.

So, here at CarCliq if you’re interested and want to secure some last-minute tickets, or you’re already attending and want the exclusive scoop about this event – keep on reading…
What’s the dates of the Goodwood Festival of Speed?
The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 is due to run from Thursday 12th July to the end of the week, Sunday 15th July. With Saturday and Sunday being their busiest periods, with up to 150,000 fans – this is when most of the on-track action occurs.

On their opening day, Thursday is more centrally-focused on new car releases, however this year you’re lucky enough to see some timed runs.

Tickets prices:
Thursday - £37
Friday - £57
Saturday - £69
Sunday - £69
Weekend - £164

If you want to purchase tickets click here

What is there to expect at the Goodwood Festival of Speed?
This festival offers a range of activities to make sure you’re occupied during the day, although the main attraction is definitely the hill climb course!

Whilst the cars and bikes aren’t performing, you’re allowed access to go and explore the grounds, but also find your favourite vehicles too, as they’ll be lots of manufacturers who have static displays of their latest cars.

Here are some examples of some of the new cars being showcased at this event:
  • Aston Martin is coming with their dynamic debuts this Goodwood Festival, with the new DBS Superleggera, the V12 Vantage V600 and Rapide AMR.
  • BMW is setting their headline act to be the 8 Series Coupe, which is very exciting as it’ll be the first UK public appearance. Whilst you’ll also be able to see the i8 Roadster too.
  • Honda will be bringing some motorsport heritage with them at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018, as they’re displaying a number of their race cars and bikes. Including the Honda F1 car from 1968 – the RA301.
  • Land Rover is celebrating their 70 years of history this year, and they’re taking their birthday celebrations over to Goodwood Festival of Speed with 70 models from all seven decades of its reign.
  • McLaren is fulfilling all supercar-fanatic dreams by revealing an all-new supercar called the 600GT, which is described to be a hardcore, track-focused variant of the 570S.
  • Polestar is also debuting their first showing of the Polestar 1, which is the firm’s first unique model with 592bhp backing it!  

However, if you’re not so much a “car person”, you can get down and dirty with motorsport, as the Forest Rally Stag showcases all dirt racers past and present – from amazing motocross stunts to motorcycle trails. If you’re more of a power-seeker, you can enjoy this on a whole other level as on the weekend it will be interspersed with different air displays, this including the famous Red Arrows.
How do I get to the Goodwood Festival of Speed?
Relax, we’ve got travel plans sorted!

If you’re travelling from the North…
  • The best route to take is the A3, turning off onto the Lea coach road and following until the A286 until the village of Singleton.
  • An alternate route to this is taking the A3, and turning eastbound just before Portsmouth, taking the A27 around the Chichester Bypass.
If you’re travelling from Brighton, just simply take the Westbound A27 until you see the signs.

Now if you’re taking public transport…
  • There are regular train services running from London Victoria, Brighton and Portsmouth to Chichester station.
  • If you’re taking the Victoria service, this will take on average 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • From the Chichester station, you can take the 902 bus which runs every 30 minutes from 7 am.
  • If you’re taking a taxi, please instruct them to follow the signs to Gate 1.
If you’ve travelled by car, parking is distributed across many local fields so be sure to aim for a specific one before you start your commute.

To conclude, if you are going or planning to go to the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018, we hope you have a fantastic time and most importantly safe trips there and back.

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