The organisers of the Goodwood Festival of Speed have confirmed the postponement of the 2020 event because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place from July 9 to 12, alternative dates are now being sought for the world-famous hillclimb event.
The Duke of Richmond, owner of the Goodwood Estate, said:
“Over the last few weeks, we have been working together with everyone involved to understand the viability of the Festival of Speed going ahead in July. Due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus threat and not knowing whether the situation will have significantly improved by then, we sadly need to postpone the Festival of Speed in July.”
Bonhams will still hold its auction on the original dates, although it will now be held behind closed doors. A live stream will be made available for public viewing.
At this stage, the Goodwood Revival is still to be held from September 11 to 13. Although, the situation surrounding the pandemic will determine if the event will proceed as scheduled.