While COVID-19 cases have been on the decline in most parts of the world, other countries are facing rising numbers once again thanks to new variants and other factors such as vaccination rates. That includes the UK, which recently extended its pandemic restrictions, originally tabbed to end on June 21st, to July 19th. Regardless, that won’t stop the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed from taking place on July 8th-11th, according to Automotive News Europe, albeit with a couple of caveats.
2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed attendees must either show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to gain access to the event. And while the show typically attracts around 200,000 fans over four days, Goodwood organizers say that they have reduced the number of people allowed inside this year, though they didn’t give a specific number.
Regardless, those that do attend this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will be treated to a host of vehicles and exhibitions from a variety of automotive manufacturers, including Ford, which always has some cool stuff up its sleeve for the event, as well as Porsche, Land Rover, and many others. Additionally, a number of new vehicles will be revealed at the show, including the Rimac Nevera, Polestar Precept Concept, and Genesis G70 Shooting Brake.
Goodwood will present a little bit of something for everyone, from sports cars to race cars to motorcycles and even aircraft, as well as a host of wheeled machines making their way up the famous Goodwood hill climb. In the past, we’ve seen everything from the Ford Puma ST and Ford GT MKII to the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 tear it up at Goodwood’s track as well, so we’re looking forward to seeing what The Blue Oval has up its proverbial sleeve for this year’s event.