BMW at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

BMW at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

16.06.2016: • Central Feature to celebrate BMW’s motorsport successes. • UK premiere of the BMW 2002 Hommage




• Central Feature to celebrate BMW’s motorsport successes.

 • UK premiere of the BMW 2002 Hommage.

• Icons, including Alex Zanardi and Riccardo Patrese, to drive up the hill in an array of BMW classic cars.

• BMW’s M4 GTS to storm up Goodwood’s famous hill.

• A celebration of BMW M cars in a unique ‘M Avenue’.

• BMW i Vision Future concept shown for the first time in the UK.

• BMW Pavilion - a showcase of the Next 100 years of the brand.





In only a few days BMW will take centre stage at the world’s most prestigious motoring festival - the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.


In its centenary year, the company will be the Central Feature Marque showcasing famous cars and drivers from throughout its illustrious history


Epitomising this year’s Festival of Speed theme – ‘Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power’ – the Central Feature will celebrate BMW’s myriad of motorsport successes.


Taking a starring role on the sculpture created by Gerry Judah will be the legendary BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, the Gordon Murray-designed Brabham-BMW BT52, and the Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMP.


The event will also offer the chance to see the stunning 2002 Hommage for the first time since its global debut at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.




Taking its inspiration from the original 2002 turbo of 1973, the 2002 Hommage offers an inspiring tribute to this turbocharging pioneer, re-imagined as a design study for the 21st century.


As the honoured marque, it’s entirely fitting that Lord March should ‘open the hill’ at the wheel of a beautiful 1957 BMW 507.


Other BMW legends being driven up Goodwood’s famous 1.16-mile course include the Mille Miglia-winning BMW 328 Touring Coupé from 1940, and a 1965 BMW 1800 TiSA – an early example of BMW’s unparalleled success in touring car racing.


It’s not just the famous cars from BMW’s past and present that can be seen and heard in anger, but also the drivers associated with their successes. Ex-F1 driver Riccardo Patrese will drive his one-time teammate Nelson Piquet’s M1 Procar;


Yannick Dalmas will be reunited with the V12 LMP that he helped steer to victory in the 1999 Le Mans 24-hours; and DTM legends Johnny Cecotto and Roberto Ravaglia will drive BMW M touring cars, old and new, while former double Indycar champion and Paralympic handcycling gold medallist Alex Zanardi will drive a Z4 GT3 car.




Meanwhile, motorbike enthusiasts will be treated to an array of classic and modern bikes including a 1966 BMW R50 S Kaczor, a 1976 BMW R90 S 76 and legendary WR 750 Kompressor from 1929.


Star riders present will include ‘Ringmeister Helmut Dahne and former World Superbike Champion Troy Corser.


This summer’s festival also promises one of the most exciting displays ever for BMW Motorsport GmbH. Representing the most recent expression of the BMW M philosophy, the BMW M4 GTS will be seen for the first time at Goodwood – both up the hill and on display – powered by a six-cylinder in-line engine that develops 500hp with the help of a new water injection system.


British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) stars Rob Collard and Jack Goff will be at the helm, whilst one lucky Twitter follower- @BMWUKMotorsport - will be able to join Jack in the first Supercar run of the weekend.


In fact, fans of BMW M are in for a treat, as a unique ‘M Avenue’ over on the ‘cricket pitch’ will celebrate iconic BMW M cars from the last 40 years alongside the hottest new M products.


These will include everything from the original M1 supercar to the new BMW M2 - the latest compact sports coupé in a long line of legendary road and racing BMWs.


The BMW Pavilion will be the home of the marque during the festival and is a celebration of the next 100 years of the brand.




The history wall takes visitors through our past, a fleet of road cars shows our present including BMW iPerformance models, and the presence of the BMW Vision NEXT 100 shows where the future may lie.


Visitors to the BMW Pavilion are able to have their photo taken with the BMW Vision NEXT 100 at the Vision Gate, and win prizes and BMW experiences.


Guest stars and drivers will make appearances on the stand, with live interviews broadcast to assembled visitors. All schedules will be displayed daily or available through Twitter @BMWUKMotorsport, which will be dedicated to the festival all week


. BMW owners can also access the exclusive Owners’ Lounge on the top floor terrace of the Pavilion to enjoy refreshments and an unrivalled view of the festival’s famous Hillclimb.


Finally, those BMW enthusiasts looking for a quieter moment away from the energy and excitement of the Festival can enjoy a tranquil, relaxed environment at ‘The Stable Yard’.


Here they’ll find two of the iconic BMW Art Cars: the Frank Stella BMW 3.0 CSL from 1976 and the Roy Lichtenstein BMW 320i from 1977.


Also in the Stable Yard, and in the UK for the first time, will be the BMW i Vision Future concept - a BMW i8 Spyder packed with the latest BMW in-car innovations including BMW Airtouch, the next generation of gesture control, BMW Connected and Cloud connectivity. The BMW i Vision Future concept was first shown earlier this year, at the CES Show in Las Vegas.


The Goodwood Festival of Speed is being held from 23-26 June 2016, beginning with Press Preview Day featuring the Moving Motor Show on Thursday 23 June.


The BMW M2 and BMW i8 will be in action for (pre-booked) test drives, and the new BMW i3 with more powerful battery will be on static display.


Visitors can even experience what it’s like to drive a BMW touring car in the BTCC with a virtual reality ride courtesy of Team IHG® Rewards Club BMW BTCC Virtual Reality Race Experience.


 Using an Oculus Rift, it will be possible to sit alongside BTCC driver Jack Goff as he tackles the first round of the 2016 championship held at Brands Hatch.




 Jack, along with all our drivers, will also be on hand on Thursday and throughout the festival to meet fans.





 
Martin Harrison- photos BMW

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/bmw-goodwood-festival-of-speed-2016---150677.html

16.06.2016 / MaP

More News

MINI at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016
16.06.2016
World premiere of MINI Seven and unveiling of MINI John Cooper Works Challenge    World premiere of MINI Seven, the first design model of current generation    Unveiling of brand new UK-only model, MINI John Cooper Work more >>
Merger in the Year 1926: DMG and Benz & Cie. merge to become Daimler-Benz AG
13.06.2016
 Together for the best for 90 yearsOn June 28, 1926 representatives of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) and Benz & Cie. signed the agreement for the merger of the two oldest automobile manufacturers in the world. This mar more >>
McLaren returns to Goodwood Festival of Speed
09.06.2016
... to celebrate endless pursuit of power    Track-only McLaren 570S Sprint to make global dynamic debut    Examples of the three tier McLaren model Series to take to the famous Goodwood Hill run  &nbs more >>
International ski elite meets for Audi driving experience
07.06.2016
Athletes from Alpine Skiing, Skicross, Freestyle and Nordic Combination at Audi in Neuburg      Lara Gut, Henrik Kristoffersen and other ski stars driving the Audi RS 6 Avant* and R8 V10 plus* Partnership in action more >>
BMW as official partner of Art Basel 2016.
06.06.2016
BMW Art & Design Talk with Cao Fei and Karim Habib.From June 16 to 19, the Swiss edition of Art Basel offers again extensive insights into the work of over 4.000 artists, presented by more than 280 leading galleries from all over the world. more >>
Mattias Ekström attends world premiere of new Audi A5
06.06.2016
Audi celebrated the world premiere of the new A5 and S5 Coupé with a spectacular 3D lightshow on Thursday evening at its Ingolstadt headquarters. Among the leading protagonists was Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström: the Swede drove an Audi RS 5 DTM more >>
Mehr als 60.000 Besucher in Opelsleben
30.05.2016
Vom 25. bis 29. Mai fand das 21. Opel-Treffen in der Motorsport Arena Oschersleben statt. Dabei kamen mehr als 60.000 Besucher mit über 16.000 Fahrzeugen an die nördlichste Rennstrecke Deutschlands.Im Mittelpunkt des weltweit grö&szl more >>
Two Audi R8 cars rolled into one
30.05.2016
Spectators visiting Audi marveled at an unusual attraction featured at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Parked at the entrance to the Audi Sport Hospitality was a model representing a production R8 on the passenger’s side and the R8 LMS rac more >>
Rolls-Royce at Porto Cervo
27.05.2016
In the heart of Porto Cervo, a discrete enclave, first envisioned in the 1960s by His Highness the Aga Khan, welcomes the world’s elite. Whilst they are there, patrons of true luxury are invited to a Summer Studio, created by the wo more >>
Experience the UK's Vortex of Innovation at Engine Expo 2016, Stuttgart
27.05.2016
Centrepiece of the UK Pavilion (Stand 3320) is the stunning Aston Martin Vulcan - featuring an engine developed by Prodrive.A broad range of cutting-edge, energy-efficient automotive technologies will also be showcased more >>
Cinema feeling: Audi City Istanbul opens
27.05.2016
World’s fourth cyber store from the four rings goes online in Istanbul      Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi Board Member for Sales and Marketing: “As an Internet-savvy city, Istanbul is the perfect p more >>
Borgward World Meeting Bremen 2016 An all-round success
15.05.2016
The Borgward World Meeting in Bremen from May 5 to 8 was an all-round success. About 500 owners of classic Borgward models showed off their historic vehicles under sunny skies at the Waterfront shopping and leisure center. The event was the biggest Bor more >>
Hethel Edition Evora 400 Drives 50th Anniversary Home
13.05.2016
•        Limited edition Evora 400, celebrating 50 years of Hethel factory•        Exclusive heritage colours•        0-60 mph in 4.1 more >>
MINI Takes the States 2016 sponsors and partners
10.05.2016
MINI USA today announced the official list of Sponsors and Partners that will come along for the ride during MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016.  The list includes Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline , Pennzoil PurePlus™ Technology , Int more >>
BMW at RETTmobil 2016.
10.05.2016
At this year's RETTmobil trade fair in Fulda (11th to 13th May 2016) the BMW Group once again presents a wide range of models tailored specifically to the requirements of emergency and special safety vehicles on their stand no. 2018 in Hall 2.RETTmobil has become fi more >>
VW GTI Meet – the iconic festival at Lake Wörthersee
05.05.2016
-  world premiere of the 310-PS Golf GTI Clubsport S    Fans and Volkswagen celebrating 40 years of the Golf GTI at Lake Wörthersee    New Clubsport S sets a new record on the North Loop of the Nürburgrin more >>
Kontz Lotus Luxembourg officially opens its doors
29.04.2016
•                  Leading dealer group opens its new Lotus Dealership in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg•        &nbs more >>
McLaren 570GT to make UK debut at the London Motor Show 2016
28.04.2016
    The latest model in the McLaren Sports Series, the 570GT, to make UK debut at the London Motor Show 2016    McLaren 675LT Spider and 650S Spider also on display on the McLaren London stand #L63 at Battersea more >>
MINI celebrates 15 years of premium driving fun - made in Oxford.
26.04.2016
On 26 April 2001, the first MINI came off the production line at the steeped-in-tradition manufacturing site in Oxford. Since the relaunch of the British brand, more than 2.5 million vehicles have been manufactured at this location.Today the employees of the Britis more >>
Dynamic duo: Audi TT RS Coupé and Audi TT RS Roadster
26.04.2016
Audi is sending the most powerful TT ever into the competitive field. Its newly developed five-cylinder engine delivers 400 hp – accompanied by unmistakable engine sound. The Coupé and Roadster are celebrating their world premieres at the Beijing Motor more >>
Audi at Auto China 2016 in Beijing
26.04.2016
Stronger than ever: new Audi TT RS Coupé and new Audi TT RS Roadster celebrate world premieres      High-tech, efficiency and top comfort: the new Audi A4 L for the Chinese market      Intelli more >>
Mercedes Benz world premiere at Auto China 2016
25.04.2016
At the eve of the "Auto China 2016" in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz celebrated the world premiere of the long-wheelbase version of the new E-Class more >>
New Mercedes me Store in Beijing
25.04.2016
...sees Mercedes-Benz introduce its innovative sales approach to China.The brand experience centre in the fashionable Sanlitun district is the sixth to be opened worldwide and the biggest of its more >>
Auto China 2016 in Peking: ŠKODA startet SUV-Offensive in China
21.04.2016
› China-Premiere: SUV-Showcar auf der Auto China 2016 in Peking› Ausblick: ŠKODA VisionS zeigt Richtung künftiger SUV-Modelle› Starkes Angebot: ŠKODA präsentiert sechs Serienmodelle› Inve more >>
JOIN/Motor Show de Luxembourg 2016...Heading for the 19th edition!
20.04.2016
The JOIN/Motor Show de Luxembourg is one of the most popular and visited events in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Greater Region. Dedicated to exceptional leisure cars and motorbikes, sport, competition and collectors machines, the event is the most impor more >>
Michael Stich and Michael Chang with Mark Webber on the Porsche test track
20.04.2016
Tennis legends test the new Porsche 718 Boxster SAt the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Mark Webber found himself on unfamiliar territory as the guest of Michael Stich and Michael Chang. In the Porsche Arena more >>
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has celebrated the opening of the new home of Rolls‑Royce in Poland.
16.04.2016
The dealership, which forms part of Auto Fus, and the British manufacturer of super-luxury automobiles commemorated the occasion with a prestigious event that attracted the ‘crème-de-la-crème’ of the Polish capital, including prominent membe more >>
SKODA und Volkswagen feiern 25-jähriges Jubiläum
12.04.2016
› Festakt im ŠKODA Museum: Tschechiens Premier Bohuslav Sobotka und Volkswagen Vorstandsvorsitzender Matthias Müller unter den 500 Gästen› Starke Partnerschaft: Seit 16. April 1991 ist ŠKODA AUTO Teil des Volkswagen Kon more >>
Allan McNish visits awards ceremony
11.04.2016
Long-time Audi driver Allan McNish was invited to the Segrave Trophy awards ceremony as a former winner of the accolade. The Scotsman received the prestigious award of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in 2008 and 2014. This year more >>
BMW Group Indonesia lends its full support to the staging of the 5th Extraordinary OIC Summit
09.04.2016
...on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif. BMW Group Indonesia yesterday presented twenty-one units of the BMW 520d to the Presidential Guard, to be used as official vehicles for the Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation more >>
Pure&Crafted Festival 2016 presented by BMW Motorrad
08.04.2016
The Pure&Crafted Festival presented by BMW Motorrad is celebrating its second edition featuring Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Mando Diao on 12. and 13. August in the Berlin Postbahnhof station.  more >>
BMW to celebrate centenary with BMW Festival and BMW Festival Night
08.04.2016
...from 9 to 11 September 2016. On 7 March 2016 – one hundred years to the day since what’s now known as BMW AG was first entered into the commercial register – the BMW Group launched its 100th anniversary celebrations. more >>
Williams and Autosport Launch Second Year of Engineer of the Future Award
30.03.2016
Following the success of the inaugural Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future award, Williams is pleased to continue working with AUTOSPORT to begin the search for this year’s winner. The Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future award is given to an en more >>
The Renault KAPTUR: a new four-wheel drive crossover for Russia
30.03.2016
IN BRIEF: •    World premiere of the Renault KAPTUR, a new crossover designed to meet the needs of the Russian market. The model was presented in Moscow on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, by Laurens van den more >>
BMW Motorrad USA To Sponsor Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin
30.03.2016
Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, April 8-10, In Austin, TXBMW Motorrad USA will be the title sponsor of the third annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, April 8-10, in Austin, TX. Hosted by Revival Cycles, the event features approximately 150 custom motorcycles from the best builders in the world, alongside original artwork, in more >>
Tom Kristensen attends Audi R8 Spyder world premiere
27.03.2016
Audi Sport legend Tom Kristensen visited the New York International Auto Show. The nine-time Le Mans winner attended the world premiere of the new Audi R8 Spyder together with Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of quattro GmbH, and Scott Keogh, Presi more >>
Genesis New York Concept: the making off
25.03.2016
Focus sur les médias online – L’histoire du design montre la naissance du Concept Car Genesis New York. Le film laisse la parole aux designers.Le Genesis New York Concept Car qui vient d’être dévoilé au more >>
25 Jahre SKODA und Volkswagen
25.03.2016
› Meilenstein der deutsch-tschechischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte: Seit einem Vierteljahrhundert ist ŠKODA Teil des Volkswagen Konzerns› 25 Jahre erfolgreiche Kooperation: Entwicklung einer modernen Modellpalette, Verkaufszahlen versechsfacht more >>
Lexus at Milan Design Week
25.03.2016
- Master Chef Yoji Tokuyoshi adds unique taste to Lexus's Milan Design Week presentation- Award-winning restaurateur crafts orginal dishes for Lexus's " An encounter with Anticipation" installation at the World largest design exhibition more >>
2001-2021 copyright automobilsport.com