The sound, the thrill, the atmosphere: the Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates motorsport and automotive culture in a unique way. At this year’s 30th anniversary edition of the festival in West Sussex, England, the MINI John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition Racer by Bulldog Racing made its racing debut at the legendary hillclimb.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is known for its proximity to the public and the legendary racing section past Goodwood House. Rarely do automotive enthusiasts have the opportunity to get so close to the vehicles and drivers that made them famous. At the center of the action is the legendary Hillclimb. Following its podium finish at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the MINI John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition celebrated its British motorsport debut on the hillclimb this weekend. “The manual 6-speed transmission is not only the inspiration for the name of this special edition, but also makes it a unique high-performance model. Limited to 999 units, the edition celebrates the brand’s roots in motorsport as well as our typical go-kart feeling and maximizes the brand-typical driving fun,” explains Stefanie Wurst, Head of MINI.
Driver of the edition car was none other than Charlie Cooper, the grandson of legendary racing car engineer John Cooper. Every year, the inconspicuous section of track up to the top of Goodwood Hill is regarded as a demanding yardstick for the participating manufacturers in terms of the performance of their vehicles and drivers.
After four eventful days, visitors and participants are already looking forward with anticipation to next year’s automotive innovations at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.