Classic Car News: Festival Of Speed

Celebrating 100 years of success, Alfa Romeo has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed as the location to mark its reputation for being “one of the world’s most revered automotive Marques”, according to CarPages.co.uk. The festival is expected to include a Central Feature art installation, which is set to be one of the most “stylish and memorable sculptures ever constructed for the Festival”, reports CarPages.co.uk.

If you don’t want to miss the annual Goodwood festival, make sure you pencil the 2nd to the 4th of July in your diary as an event not to be missed. Like most memorable events there is a theme, and in this case the subject is ‘Vice Veloce’ – the passion for speed. According to RallyBuzz.com, the festival theme celebrates the “all-consuming fascination of motor racing and in particular Italy’s global influence on the sports”.

Having a passion for speed is something that we celebrate regularly, with computer games showing a ‘Need for Speed’ and films demonstrating ‘The Fast and the Furious’, with this event in particular  focusing on Italian racing, which has portrayed “breathtaking fervour, inspiring desire and devotion that transcends national identity”, says a Goodwood spokesperson.

The Telegraph website has reported that Goodwood will also celebrate 60 years of the Formula One Championship, running alongside the central theme, with a gathering of vintage cars and drivers that have shaped the history of classic motorsports most glamorous series.

With construction work due to commence shortly, Alfa have a lot to live up to after claiming that their sculpture will be the most “stylish and memorable” so far. According to Pistonheads, “Alfa ought to have the unique flair (and more importantly the classic portfolio) to live up to it”.

Alfa have revealed that there will be a stunning display of their cars at the Festival, including many never seen in the UK, direct from the marque’s Museo Storico collection in Milan. With more than 50 Alfa Romeo’s expected to attend the show, ranging from examples of the pre-war P3, Monza, 12C-37 and 2900B Le Mans, through to the 159 Alfetta, GTAm, Tipo 33, 185T, 164 Pro Car, and the unique V10-powered SE 048SP Group C prototype.

What better way to celebrate your 100th birthday bash than to invite all classic car and motorsport enthusiasts along to join in the festivities, where they can catch a glimpse of the new Alfa Giulietta, which goes on sale in the UK this summer. CarPages.co.uk have also reported that the Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be displayed as part of the GOODWOOD ‘Moving Motor Show’ on Thursday 1st July, giving British motorists their very first opportunity to see the car and drive it up the famous Goodwood Hill.

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