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Goodwood Announces Dates for 2011

Jaguar D-Type at Goodwood Festival of SpeedThe Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival released provisional 2011 dates for these hugely popular annual events.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 is provisionally scheduled to take place over the weekend of 1-3 July, the same weekend that the world’s largest celebration of motoring culture has been held over the last two years.

The 2011 Festival of Speed promises to be packed with action and excitement as the planet’s most glamorous racing machinery and famous drivers gather together in the beautiful surroundings of Goodwood Park. The 2011 theme for this leading motor sport event is currently being finalised and will be announced in the coming weeks.

The day before the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed gets underway, on Thursday 30 June Goodwood’s second Moving Motor Show will provisionally be held, giving new car buyers and motoring enthusiasts the opportunity to see the very latest models up close, and in many cases drive them on a dedicated vehicle evaluation route within the grounds of the Goodwood Estate, which includes the famous Festival hillclimb.

The unique Goodwood Revival is provisionally scheduled for the weekend of 16-18 September next year. The Revival is truly a magical step back in time and celebrates the halcyon days of motor racing as it used to be with all of the accompanying spectacle and glamour of the era. Competitors and spectators alike dress in period fashions with the finest sights and entertainment of the pre-1966 era for all to enjoy.

All of the 2011 Goodwood motor sport events promise a spectacular array of cars and motorcycles, plus star drivers, riders and plenty of other fabulous attractions to thrill the crowds. Goodwood will provide all the latest news and updates on these ‘must attend’ sporting and social events in the coming weeks and months, when the finalised dates will also be confirmed.

As in previous years, admission to both Goodwood motor sport events will be strictly by advance ticket only, with 2011 ticket sales commencing from Monday 1 November 2010. All orders placed before January 2011 will benefit from a VAT saving of 2.5 per cent.

New for 2011, young adults aged between 13 and 18 can now purchase Festival of Speed and/or Revival tickets for half the full adult price. Previously all visitors aged 13 or over would have been charged at full price. Children of 12 years or under remain free of charge, as does all car parking.

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