AA members have the chance to follow in the wheel tracks of motor racing stars like Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, from 26 to 29 June.
The UK's biggest motoring organisation is a main partner at Goodwood, and will give 10,000 AA members exclusive access to the event, with the chance to drive the famous Goodwood hillclimb as part of its Moving Motor Show.
Chris Jansen, the AA's chief executive, says: "Many people fondly remember the British motor show and the thrill of seeing new cars up close. The Moving Motor Show presented by the AA at Goodwood not only lets you get your hands on but, in many cases, drive the latest models from many of the world's top marques.
It will be an automotive spectacular for the whole family ...
Chris Jansen, AA CEO
"It will be an automotive spectacular for the whole family with everything from the earliest motorcars to the latest hypercars. As car technology evolves, the AA continues to develop and invest in its services to members to stay one step ahead, which we will proudly showcase at Goodwood."
This year's festival promises an action-packed motorsport weekend of glamorous cars and famous drivers. As well as open car paddocks, there will be state-of-the-art manufacturers' stands, a prestigious car auction, a rally stage, air displays, entertainment enclosures and visitor attractions.
For those not old enough to drive, the AA driving school will offer free 30-minute driving experiences* for 12 to 17-year-olds on the Goodwood circuit. The AA presence will also include patrol outriders on the hillclimb, a display of historical and modern patrol vehicles and event signage.
To whet the appetite, top AA-rosetted chefs – Daniel Galmiche, The Vineyard, Berkshire; Adam Handling, St Ermin's Hotel, London and MasterChef 2013 professional finalist; Mark Jordan, The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey; and Andrew McLeish, Chapter One, Kent – will showcase the finest in British cooking.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is part of the AA's 'Summer Saviours' campaign to give drivers their best summer ever through a series of special summer events, competitions and offers. This includes the chance to win one of three VW California campervans and a draw to win tickets to the horseracing at Glorious Goodwood if they spot a limited-edition 'Flower Power' AA van.
* Participants must be over 1.5m tall and be able to read a new-style car number plate from 20 metres. Under-17 driving experiences are available on Sunday, 29 June only.
(29 May 2014)