Honda, Ferrari and Michelin confirmed for Festival of Speed

5th July 2013

Honda, Ferrari and Michelin are just a few of the brands who will be coming to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

From July 12th until July 14th, Goodwood House will be host to the UK's biggest motoring garden party. It showcases a mix of cars, attracts motorsport celebrities and features a range of events like the annual Hill Climb and the Moving Motor Show. Motoring brands also use it as an opportunity to show off their work.

On the Michelin stand, there will be an exhibition of the tyre company's past, including Audi cars from varying periods and the Formula 1 car which Fernando Alonso won in in 2006. It will also look back at the history of Michelin tyres, both for the casual driver and in sport. Meanwhile, Michelin-starred chefs will host cooking demonstrations each day.

At the centrepiece of Ferrari's stand will be its new F12berlinetta, the latest in its line of 12-cylinder sports cars. For those who are fans of classic rock music too, Ferrari will be showcasing the SP12 EC which was made as a one-off for Eric Clapton by its Special Projects division.

Honda has confirmed that it has a handful of racing drivers who will be getting behind the wheels of its old and new vehicles. These include the only man to have ever won Formula 1 and World Motorcycle Grand Prix championships, John Surtees, who will be driving his old Honda vehicle in the Hill Climb.

The festival's main attraction, the Hill Climb, covers 1.16 miles around a tree-lined and technically challenging track in the Goodwood Estate. It has 300 or more cars on the track daily, who are grouped based on their age and machinery.

As the festival is now in its 20th year, it will have a focus on some of the highlights of its past two decades. It promises to bring back some of the best cars and motorsport drivers, with the car they're most famous for driving.