So it's not strictly part of the Festival of Speed, but it is a part of the Festival of Speed weekend.Other popular attractions at the event are the real life replicas of the Wacky Races cars (Thursday is now known as Press preview day but still incorporates The Moving Motor Show), which serves to provide lunchtime entertainment for the crowds, and the airshows, which usually include the RAF Tornado and Red Arrows, and in 20 a low-flying Boeing 747; a low-flying Airbus A380 appeared at the 2008 event.In 2016, to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of James Hunt winning the F1 World Championship, Mc Laren commissioned a P1 GTR which ran up the hill driven by Bruno Senna.From 2000 to 2004 this was a downhill race for gravity-powered cars.With a small selection of entrants made up of invited historic vehicles, the first event that took place on Sunday 13 June proved to be a success, taking in a crowd of 25,000 despite a date clash with the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year.After the first event's date clash, Lord March would ensure that the event would never be allowed to clash with either Le Mans or Formula One races.
Since 2000, there has been a Michelin Supercar Run (Formally sponsored by Microsoft Windows and The Times), for road-going supercars. It is now common for specialty car manufacturers to show off their latest sports model, including newly released mass-produced sports models and working concept models.Shortly after taking over the estate in the early 1990s, Lord March (who later became Duke of Richmond) wanted to bring back motor racing to Goodwood Circuit, but did not have the necessary permit to host a race there.Therefore, he instead hosted it on his own grounds.With some famous riders/drivers piloting them, including Barry Sheene. Despite an official cap on the cost of cars, the unofficial costs were becoming too high, so it did not return in 2005. Initially, in 2005, the track through the forest was widened, and the rally cars ran down through the forest, turned on the tarmac section just outside the wood, and returned up the same track.This meant that the cars could only run one-at-a-time.
Another marshal, Steve Tarrant, survived but sustained serious injuries to the lower part of his right leg.100th anniversary of Grand Prix racing.