Rio Prestige

Goodwood FOS Update

RIO Prestige will be positioned in the usual position on Sponsors Row right in the thick of the action, where there will be a RIO Prestige hospitality tent with open access to Club Members. 

The Festival of Speed is far more than just a hillclimb – it is a celebration of the history of motor sport and can justifiably claim to be the world’s biggest and most diverse classic motor sports event. Taking place outside Goodwood House, using the main road through the Park as the track, it’s the only occasion where you’ll see in action the greatest competition cars and star drivers from the entire history of motor sport.  Famous drivers and riders have attended such as Sir Stirling Moss, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Nigel Mansell, Mika Hakkinen, Johnny Herbert, Juan Pablo Montoya, Richard Petty, Carl Fogarty, Giacomo Agostini, Troy Corser, Troy Bayliss, Jean Alesi, Jacky Ickx, Marcus Gronholm, Petter Solberg, Hannu Mikkola and Alan Jones to name just a few.  The Festival is an unrivalled social and sporting occasion in the motor racing calendar.

What's happening each day?

  • Friday is a relaxing day for the enthusiast.  Free practice – all hillclimb cars and motorcycles run twice; Supercar Run twice; Forest Rally Stage in action all day; initial viewing of Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’; live music; air displays; Bonhams sales of automobilia and cars (entry by catalogue only).
  • Saturday is official practice day – all hillclimb cars and motorcycles make a morning and afternoon run, with Supercar Run; Bicycle Race; Forest Rally Stage in action all day; viewing of Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’; live music; air displays.
  • Sunday is timed competition – all hillclimb cars and motorcycles make a morning and afternoon run, with Supercar Run; Bicycle Race; Forest Rally Stage in action all day; final judging of Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’; live music; air displays.  Prize giving takes place at approximately 18:30hrs.

More Info

Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ – get away from the machinations of the hillclimb by wandering round the world’s most coveted automotilbe design competition, which is a bastion of artistry and good taste staged on the private lawn of Goodwood House.

Forest Rally Stage – make your way to the top of the hillclimb course to see legendary rally cars in action on a gravel course in the woodland surrounding Goodwood House.

The Bonhams Sale of fine cars and automobilia – which takes place on Friday – brings to Goodwood House the exciting atmosphere of the sale room

Exhibition Area – more than 200 motor sport related trade stands are open each day, offering original art, clothing, models, videos, tools, literature and memorabilia, together with displays of spectacular cars and motorcycles.

Junior Festival of Speed – There are many activities at the Festival specifically for younger visitors. For more information visit the Festival of Speed section of the website and click on the link to The Action. At the event, follow the signs for Junior Festival of Speed.

Activity Area – try out the many hands-on activities including rides in Dakar 4x4 racers, cub karts, rally karts, the 4x4 precision course, helicopter rides to view the event from the air and a climbing wall. 

Live music – bands will be playing at the Cricket Pitch and also in the bandstand at the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’. Why not take a picnic along and enjoy the atmosphere?

Display teams – watch champion BMX and Skateboard teams perform their acrobatic tricks and maybe even have a go yourself.

Air Displays – The Festival of Speed is renowned for its breathtaking air displays throughout the weekend.  Over the years the event has featured a huge range of aircraft in action – both historic and contemporary, and both military and commercial.  Buy a programme to check out the action in the sky.

Come and See Us on Sponsors Row!