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The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world. Held in the immaculate grounds of Goodwood House, this annual hill-climb event is a true celebration of motor sport and all things automotive.  ‘No other event combines such a diverse and authentic collection of cars and motorbikes with a star-studded line-up of drivers in one place.’

From current Formula 1 racers and 200mph supercars to steam-powered carriages of the 19th Century, and from 3000bhp top fuel dragsters to classic rally cars, the Festival of Speed attracts the heroic and the evocative from every era in an exuberant display of style, sound, smell and colour. The Festival pays homage to the most significant and salient cars in the history of international motor sport, with entry by personal invitation from Lord March.

All cars and motorcycles are painstakingly selected to reflect the event’s major theme of the year, and to ensure their authenticity and provenance, all competing vehicles are presented in their original condition and livery. It is a testament to COB 6008’s history and pedigree to have been invited in 2006 and 2009

Dan Gurney in COB 6008 at the festival of Speed in 2006 which  finished 2nd in class.

Jack Sears reunited with the car in 2009 after more than 45 years finishing 2nd in class.