Speaking at the press day heralding Goodwood’s 20th anniversary Festival of Speed, which takes place on 11-14 July, Lord March announced that one of the attractions will be the Bloodhound hybrid jet/rocket car in which RAF pilot and driver Andy Green will be attempting to raise the world land speed record to 1,000mph.
Bloodhound (the subject of Pilot’s April issue ‘Flying on the Ground’ feature) will be displayed in complete form for the first at Goodwood, before being transported to South Africa for the record attempt.
Beside the hill climb demonstrations of competition cars and motorcycles for which the event is famous, Festival of Speed attractions include a concours d’elegance that has previously put aircraft alongside veteran, vintage and classic cars, and a more centrally located aviation expo that the organisers say will ‘enable pilots, buyers and enthusiasts to see and even experience the latest aircraft, innovations and technical developments in a stunning setting and relaxed environment’. Prospective buyers will be able to experience demonstration flights ‘from leading manufacturers’ and pleasure flights in ‘iconic aircraft’ will be available for those who wish to see the festival site from the air.
For further information and ticket availability, see www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed