As the coronavirus pandemic continues, event cancelations are stretching further into the calendar. And with a slew of other major summer events—including the Tokyo Olympics—already being pushed back, it’s not surprising to see the Goodwood Festival of Speed join the list.
Originally scheduled for July 9 through July 12, the historic hill climb event will take place sometime in late summer or early autumn, per a statement from the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. The hill climb takes place on the Duke’s estate, which is currently closed to the public due to a nationwide lockdown in the United Kingdom.
“We obviously want to be sure of choosing the best possible date; this will require some careful consideration and as soon as we have that we will let you know,” the Duke wrote in the statement. “Whatever we decide to do I can assure you it will be just as fantastic a celebration of everything we love and enjoy as you would expect.”
Tickets and hospitality bookings will be honored on the new date. Other key automotive events—like the Mille Miglia, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, and dozens more—have also been pushed back or canceled.
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