Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B
Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B

Mazda Featured at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

The motoring achievements and innovation of Mazda will be featured at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015, scheduled for 25-28 June at Goodwood House and the 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb in West Sussex, England.

This year’s Festival will honour the Japanese manufacturer with a ‘Central Feature’ created by sculptor Gerry Judah and Mazda. Set against the Goodwood House, the installation will celebrate Mazda’s 95-year history and its numerous international motor sport achievements.

Mazda is the only Japanese manufacturer to have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and the victorious rotary-engined 787B from 1991, with its distinctive sound, is certain to be a crowd favourite as it winds its way up Goodwood’s hill climb, along with many other examples of its sporting success and road-going innovation.

Further motor sport success has been achieved in touring cars, the World Rally Championship, Andros Trophy ice racing and sports car competition in the United States.

Every era of Mazda’s motor sport achievement will be marked by some competition cars both on the hill climb and the Forest Rally Stage as the Festival of Speed celebrates the theme “Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge”, while the Moving Motor Show on June 25, will showcase many models from Mazda’s current range.

Lord March said, “The theme for this year’s Festival of Speed is ‘Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge,’ and Mazda’s continual push to reject engineering conventions and strive for something unique perfectly aligns with this philosophy. We are delighted to be celebrating Mazda’s motor sport achievements and pioneering road-car technologies with the Central Feature, and to help it showcase its brand-new cars to an international community of car enthusiasts and the world’s automotive media – an audience that only Goodwood can attract.”

For additional information, visit Goodwood.com.

[Source: Goodwood]

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  1. I remember well the Mazda at Le Mans in 1991. As it shrieked past at amazing revs, I said, “Well, that won’t last long.” How wrong I was!