Our not-to-be-missed live stream of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 will feature all the highlights of this year’s 25th anniversary extravaganza
It’s that time of year again when the legendary Goodwood hillclimb comes alive with the sound of automotive music! The annual Festival of Speed returns with some of the most awe-inspiring machines on the planet storming their way up the famed Tarmac. The 2018 instalment is particularly special, as it marks 25 years of this high-octane event. Additionally, Porsche, Lotus and Land Rover are each celebrating their 70-year milestones with some rather special appearances.
You won’t want to miss a second of Goodwood’s Silver Jubilee, but in case you can’t attend, the good news is that you can watch it live right here. Check out our live stream of the event, which runs from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 July.
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70 years of Porsche
Porsche has a rich history dating back seven decades. To celebrate this milestone birthday, the traditional sculpture outside Goodwood House has been dedicated to the legendary Stuttgart brand. This centrepiece features landmark models of the past 70 years.
Some very special cars from the manufacturer’s past will also be attending the event, including the very first Porsche. The genesis 1948 356 – car number one – will be accompanied up the hillclimb by an original 911, 1973 911 Carrera RS, 959, 993 911 Turbo, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.
Keep your eyes peeled for some of Porsche’s motorsport icons charging up the hill, too, including the record-breaking 919 Evo.
70 years of Land Rover
On Thursday, Land Rover will parade 70 vehicles up the hillclimb that display the true versatility of models past and present. Original Defenders, a Series 2 from a 1959 African expedition, emergency vehicles that have tackled the toughest terrain and the latest tech-heavy Discovery will all be a part of this extraordinary mobile timeline.
70 years of Lotus
Lotus will celebrate by bringing along some heroes from its golden age, including Jim Clark’s World Championship-winning 25, Graham Hill’s World Championship-winning 49, Ayrton Senna’s first F1 race-winning car and the 97T.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has become a key event in the automotive calendar over the past 25 years, and as a result many manufacturers use the occasion to showcase new cars. There are many debuts to look out for, such as the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, the , the McLaren 600LT and a new Porsche 911 Speedster.