The largest motoring garden party in the world.
The Festival of Speed is a unique weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars, action and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world. No other motoring event can match the amazing combination of more than 350 vehicles (ranging from Formula 1 racers, 200mph supercars and 3000bhp dragsters to 19th Century steam powered carriages and classic rally cars) blasting up the drive of one of England’s most revered stately homes.
Having grown from the inaugural event of 1993 which attracted 25,000 spectators, this sell–out celebration last year welcomed 185,000 visitors from across the globe. In recent years current F1 drivers including Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have stood alongside past Grand Prix masters such as Emerson Fittipaldi, Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill, Alan Prost, John Surtees, Stirling Moss and many famous faces from music, TV & the movies.