Goodwood Festival of Speed, 25th June 2015
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, along with the Goodwood Revival later in the year, have become the UK’s pre-eminent historic motorsport events, rolling live track action together with concours and static displays, a motor show, retail villages and a wealth of family entertainment. Frankly, one day at the Festival of Speed isn’t enough time to take it all in, which is why so many people buy tickets that span all three days. But it’s the quality of the cars that Lord March consistently manages to bring to the event that has given the Festival such enduring appeal and why it has become another of the international ‘must-attend’ annual events.
Tom Hartley Jnr has been attending the Festival of Speed since it first appeared on the scene in the very early 1990s, and he is never disappointed. Where else can you hear the wail of a pre-war Silver Arrow, the scream of a Formula One engine and the unmistakable sound of a Spitfire flying overhead, all in one place? We love it!
This year Tom will be delighted to be attend with his spectacular 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter, a wonderful example of the best Italian custom coachwork and the first of only six such Vignale-bodied coupes.
Above: Tom’s stunning 212 ready for its Goodwood Festival of Speed appearance.
This particular car was displayed at the 1954 San Remo Concours d’Elegance and boasts a fascinating, well- documented provenance. Benefitting from an exquisite restoration to its original appearance, the car is a full matching numbers example and a FCA Platinum Award Winner at the 2013 Cavallino Classic, as well as having been displayed at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In short, this a what you’d truly describe as a ‘Festival of Speed’ quality car – it’s the kind of rare beauty that people expect to see at one of the foremost historic motoring events in the calendar. We very much hope that we will see you there!