BMW at its best at Goodwood
The line up of mouth-watering BMWs at this year’s Festival of Speed seemingly just gets better and better as we get closer to the event which takes place from 23 to 26 June. As the featured marque this year BMW has really pulled out all the stops and there promises to be something for everyone at the event. The Central Feature will celebrate BMW’s myriad of motorsport successes and starring roles on the sculpture will be taken by the 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, the Brabham-BMW BT52 F1 car and the Le Mans-winning V12 LMR.
Classics running up the hill will include the 507 (driven by Lord March as he opens the event), the Mille Miglia-winning 328 Touring Coupé and a 1965 1800 TiSA Touring Car.
There will also be plenty of BMW’s legendary drivers in attendance. Riccardo Patrese will be piloting Nelson Piquet’s M1 Procar and Yannick Dalmas will be back behind the wheel of the V12 LMR that he helped steer to victory in the 1999 Le Mans 24-hours. DTM legends Johnny Cecotto and Roberto Ravaglia will drive BMW M touring cars, old and new, and former double Indycar champion and Paralympic handcycling gold medallist Alex Zanardi will drive a Z4 GT3.
Newer machinery will be in action and on display too, with the M4 GTS taking part in the Supercar run and the recently revealed 2002 Hommage will make its UK debut, too.
Inside the BMW Pavilion you’ll be able to see BMW’s plans for the future of mobility along with its Vision Next 100 show car. At the ‘M Avenue’ you’ll be able to drool over M cars old and new – from the iconic M1 to the latest M2. And as a further treat two of BMW’s most famous Art Cars will be on display – the stunning Stella CSL and Lichtenstein’s wild 320i.
General admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are sold out, but tickets are still available for the Moving Motor Show on Thursday 23rd and for the Festival on Friday 24th. See www.goodwood.com for more information.