Festival of Speed at Goodwood – Accommodation available.

The Festival of Speed at Goodwood is a huge motor show, and more! – So to get the most out of it plan your day(s).

The main website is a help – Goodwood FOS webpage but there are some other things to consider too… The all important dates are the 12th – 15th July.

Its a huge event over a large area right in front of historic Goodwood House. You will be doing A LOT of walking – so wear shoes you can be comfortable in, over all terrains – grass, tarmac etc and just standing about!


If it has rained before the event – with so many visitors and traffic – it becomes a mud-bath! Bring wellies and good socks!

There are many types and options for food and drink on site of course, but if you bring your own bottle of water that may help, at least to start with. Don’t forget – that dehydration makes you tired and irritable! With all the excitement and adrenaline pumping – it is easy to forget to drink!

Goodwood FOS advert (FBpost)

  • Have your phone memory cleared of photos or take a proper camera with plenty of charged battery life! Missing a special photo is a pain.

The 2018 Festival of Speed theme will celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary: “Festival of Speed – The Silver Jubilee”. The first Festival, in June 1993, redefined what a car event could be, and, in the years since, it has firmly established itself as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. Now, to mark the Silver Jubilee, the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March) will choose his 25 favourite moments from the first 25 events – personal highlights which, in very different ways, have been landmarks in the Festival’s history. These moments, and the cars and drivers which created them, will be cornerstones of this year’s event, alongside the usual gathering of extraordinary vehicles from the dawn of motoring to the present day and beyond.

Here are some starring “erections” from previous years…


There are many ways to get to the event – including train and then bus; private car and you can even arrive by plane / helicopter! The car queues are VERY long and slow though – and get routed around the Estate to the many car parks / fields. Allow plenty of time.

Take time to just sit and watch people! Have regular breaks – your brain gets tired from processing all the new images, sounds and smells!

Don’t forget that Chichester Self catering provides excellent accommodation for weary travellers – as long as they pre-book! There is a minimum of three nights. For 2018 – there are 3 properties available – Living and Nature’s Elements and Palmer’s at Birdham. They are SELF-CATERING ONLY.

GBS team and Gayle in hot tub 2011Relax in the hot tub with a glass and discuss what you have seen after a long day walking around. Unwind those muscles in the sauna and sleep soundly on comfortable beds.

It’s time to kick-back!

To check availability call Gayle directly on 07769 746113

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