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Ford UK are proud to have sponsored the Goodwood Festival of Speed since its inception in 1993, and have strived to bring the best of what Ford has to offer both on and off the track.

From heritage vehicles and celebrations, to innovative technology and future vehicle launches, Goodwood holds a very special place in our hearts, and we are proud to share with you some of the key highlights and pictures from this year’s festival.

The Cars

Every year we showcase the exciting up-and-coming models that we will be introducing into our line-up, and this year was no different. Taking front and centre stage was the All-New Fiesta Titanium, ST-Line and Vignale models, with two of our Titanium B&O PLAY Editions bringing the entertainment to the roof in exclusive Bohai Bay Mint and Chrome Copper colours.

Other first-looks included the S-MAX ST-Line and the exhilarating Mustang Shadow Edition, along with Ken Block’s Focus RS RX topping the bill of our Ford Performance and Performance-inspired Focus line-up.

Team Sky Cycling Ford Mustang
Aerial shot of the Ford stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Stand

Making a return to the Ford stand this year was The Leap; standing a massive 4.5m from the ground, people of all ages were given the adrenaline-charged opportunity to jump onto the giant airbag below. However, that wasn’t nearly high enough for our Ford Parkour Display Team, who took it upon themselves to dive from the very top of our stand, a vertigo-inducing 10m above the ground!

Other exciting opportunities for festivalgoers to get involved with included the Fan Cam, The Ford 360 VR experience, a badge making stand, and a handful of our very own FordGuides providing information on our new mobility app, FordPass.

Team Sky Cycling

Our partnership with Team Sky Cycling also offered people the chance to test their speed, strength and stamina, as they tried to top the leaderboard of the Team Sky Cycling Challenge. By riding the quickest time of the day on our Team Sky Cycling simulators, festivalgoers had the chance to win one of four signed Team Sky Cycling shirts at the end of each day.

Also along for the ride, and proudly exhibiting our partnership, was the Team Sky Cycling Mustang, giving visitors the opportunity to sit in and experience first-hand one of the cars that accompany the riders throughout the Tour de France among other races.

An array of Team Sky Cycling and Ford badges.
The Ford GT on the Goodwood start line

The GT

After making its show-stopping debut at the festival two years ago, the Ford GT made its production-ready debut this year and shone across the entire weekend. Having officially opened the festival on Thursday driven by Lord March himself, the car took to the famous Goodwood Hill in the Supercar class, and was crowned “Supercar of the Day” on Saturday.

The GT also featured in our Facebook prize draw, with one lucky winner taking to the Hill as a passenger, accompanying Ford Chip Ganassi driver Billy Johnson.

The Drivers

Ford’s presence on the track was just as prolific as it was off this year, with a number of drivers participating in a variety of driving classes throughout the weekend. Ford Chip Ganassi drivers Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Billy Johnson got behind the wheel of the road-going version of the Ford GT, as they took to the Goodwood circuit in one of the star vehicles in the Supercar class.

Johnson also took to the wheel of the Ford Mustang GT4; based on the Shelby GT350 R-C, the car was put through its paces in the timed shootout presented by Mastercard, and he did a fine job of it too!

Last, but by no means least, was drift king Vaughn Gittin Jr., who took to the Goodwood circuit in the festival’s first ever Drift event in his Mustang RTR, knocking back competition to win the weekend prize and cement his regal standing in the Drift category.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. makes a smoking start to his ascent up the Goodwood Hill.