BMW headlines at FoS
BMW will be displaying and racing a range of significant sporting classics at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, including the legendary 1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster.
BMW will be the featured marque at the festival as part of its centenary celebrations and will mark the occasion by racing the 328, a 1957 507 and a 1965 1800 Ti/SA up the famous 1.16-mile hillclimb on 23 June.
The 328 won the Mille Miglia in 1940, with 328s taking four of the top six positions and setting a record average speed. The 1800 Ti/SA won the Spa 24 Hours in 1965, the first of 22 victories for BMW in the Belgian endurance classic. Gerry Judah, who has been building sculptures in front of Goodwood House since 1997, will be using a 328, the Gordon Murraydesigned 1983 Brabham-BMW BT52, and the Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMR as part of the display this year. The first public viewing of the sculpture marks the official opening of the festival weekend, which is expected to attract over 200,000 visitors this year.
The Earl of March, Goodwood chairman, says: ‘BMW has created many landmark cars, and has an exceptional motorsport heritage in Formula 1, Formula 2, at Le Mans, and in a variety of touring cars. BMW has been one of the Festival’s most loyal and enthusiastic partners for 19 years and I am thrilled to be celebrating its centenary.’