England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the biggest events on the automotive calendar, and now organizers are trying to replicate it in the United States. Instead of an aristocrat’s estate, the American Festival of Speed will be held at a country club racetrack in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.
The festival is scheduled to launch in fall 2021 at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, about 20 miles north of Detroit. It’s envisioned as an expansion of the Woodward Dream Cruise held annually in the Motor City, The Detroit News reported last week.
The event will be paired with another new event called the Woodward Dream Show. The two events will be coordinated under the Pontiac Motorsports Exposition banner, and modeled after the twinned Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, according to The Detroit News.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed features an eclectic mix