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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Goodwood 2007 

Spark of Genius - Breaking Records, Pushing Boundaries, is the theme for the 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed which will be held over the weekend of 22-24 June in the picturesque parkland surrounding Goodwood House.
Some of the stunning and exciting machinery that can be expected at Goodwood 2007The UK festival is motor racing's equivalent of Ascot or Wimbledon and provides an annual extravaganza of sound and colour.

Motor racing was first featured at Goodwood during 1936 when the 9th Duke of Richmond held a private hillclimb through the park and then in 1948 he opened the Goodwood Motor Circuit. These early events inspired his grandson, the present Earl of March, to bring motor sport back to Goodwood which resulted in the first Festival of Speed, held in 1993.

Breaking Records and Pushing Boundaries were the Bugatti Royales, one of which remains the most expensive car ever sold at auction, reaching $8.7 million in 1987. For the first time ever at a major European event, at least four Bugatti Royales (of the six built) will come together.One of the stunning Bugatti Royales taking part in the Cartier - Style et Luxe - at Goodwood 2007
Celebrating 80 years since its introduction, the incredible Type 41 Royale was built by Ettore Bugatti exclusively for Royalty and heads of state. Due it its size, opulence and rarity, each car became an immediate collectors’ piece.

p.s. Goodwood goes Green

Another innovation at the 2007 Festival will be a thrilling race by top motor sport stars using the ultimate environmentally friendly vehicles – bicycles!

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