As historic racecars and the latest supercars are thrashed up and down the hill in Lord March’s front garden, we take a look at the facts and figures behind this year's event.
- Over 498,000 tickets and wristbands are printed for the Festival of Speed.
- Approx. 4,500 bales of hay are used to set up hill climb and off-road areas.
- Over 300 Exhibitors will be on site for the Festival of Speed.
- Over 2000 signs are put up across the estate.
- 10,000 cups of tea are served in Goodwood House, while over 1 million litres of water are kept on site.
- Goodwood lays around 12 miles of trackway for the weekend.
- 3,800 bales of hay are used to line the track and 300 marshals will work the event.
- Around 1000 picnic benches are bought in.
- Over 600 radios make up Goodwood’s communication network.
- The total mileage covered on the hill-climb over the weekend will be 4200 miles approximately – the same as driving from Goodwood to New York.
- The collective horse power of all cars running on the hill is approximately 120,000bhp.
- Goodwood lays around 12 miles of trackway.
- Goodwood builds over 200 temporary structures.
- Over the course of the weekend 6,300 pints of Goodwood Lager will be pulled; 2,900 bottles of Veuve Clicquot will be slugged; and 2,500 glasses of Pimms will be sipped.
- Enough temporary power to power Chichester is required to stage the event – 15 mega watts.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from June 29–July 2 2017 in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex (01243 755055; https://ticketing.goodwood.com)
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