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1. England – England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west, the Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east, the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. England became a state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the worlds first industrialised nation, Englands terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north and in the southwest, the capital is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland through another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the name England is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means land of the Angles. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages, the Angles came from the Angeln peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea. The earliest recorded use of the term, as Engla londe, is in the ninth century translation into Old English of Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars, it has been suggested that it derives from the shape of the Angeln peninsula, an angular shape. An alternative name for England is Albion, the name Albion originally referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus, specifically the 4th century BC De Mundo, in it are two very large islands called Britannia, these are Albion and Ierne. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, the word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins. Albion is now applied to England in a poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England, Lloegr, the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximately 780,000 years ago. The oldest proto-human bones discovered in England date from 500,000 years ago, Modern humans are known to have inhabited the area during the Upper Paleolithic period, though permanent settlements were only established within the last 6,000 years
2. Derek Bell (racing driver) – He also raced in Formula One for the Ferrari, Wheatcroft, McLaren, Surtees and Tecno teams. He has been described by fellow racer Hans-Joachim Stuck as one of the most liked drivers of his generation and he won his first race in the Lotus at Goodwood in March of that year. He graduated to Formula Three in the year racing a Lotus 31 and in 1966 switched to a Lotus 41 scoring his first victory. In 1967 he enjoyed seven wins and he contested the 1969 Tasman Series in a 2.4 Dino Ferrari and was second at Lakeside to Amon and Rindt at Warwick Farm. In 1969 he raced the four-wheel-drive McLaren M9A in its only race at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Bell took part in the filming of Le Mans starring Steve McQueen, and he and his family lived with the McQueen family during the filming, Bell had a lucky escape during the making of the film. The Ferrari 512 he was driving suddenly caught fire whilst getting into position for a take and he managed to get out of the car just before it was engulfed in flames and suffered minor burns. Although the car was damaged, it was later rebuilt and is still racing at historic meets. Bell finished second in the 1970 European Formula Two Championship, driving a Brabham BT30 for Wheatcroft Racing, in 1972 he got a drive in the Tecno Formula One team, along with Nanni Galli. He had a few further drives for Surtees in 1974 and finished 11th in the 1974 German Grand Prix. Enjoying single seaters more than sports cars he accepted drives in F5000/Libre British Shellsport series and F5000 in 1976-7 the Penske PC7 March and also odd F5000 drives in the US and Australia. Bell is best known for winning Le Mans 24 hours race five times, in 1975,1981,1982,1986 and 1987, making him the most successful British driver in the race to date. He was teamed with the Belgian Jacky Ickx in 1975, racing the Gulf Mirage GR8, again in 1981, racing a Porsche 936, the Bell/Ickx partnership is considered as one of the most famous pairings in motorsport history. Bell went on to win the 1986 and 1987 Le Mans teamed with Hans-Joachim Stuck and his first Le Mans was in 1970 in a works entered Ferrari 512, with co-driver Ronnie Peterson, his last in 1996 racing a McLaren F1 GTR. Bell achieved his highest ever speed at Le Mans at the 1971 Le Mans 24 hours April test day, Bell also won the World Sportscar Championship title twice in 1985 and 1986 and the 24 Hours of Daytona three times in 1986,1987 and 1989. He won the 1973 Silverstone RAC Tourist Trophy racing a BMW3. 0CSL with Harald Ertl. In 1984 he won the Nürburgring 1000km with Stefan Bellof, racing a Porsche 956 and he is also one of two drivers to win the Spa 1000km on both the original and current circuits, the other being Jacky Ickx. Bell was hired as chairman for the Spectre R42 super car project between 1996 and its demise in 1997, in 2001 he was hired to consult for the Bentley Speed 8 programme, helping Bentley to win Le Mans two years later
3. Goodwood Cricket Club – Goodwood Cricket Club is a Sunday village cricket team that play during the summer in the grounds of Goodwood Park, near Chichester. The ground overlooks Goodwood House and is owned by the Duke of Richmond and it is thought to be one of the oldest cricket clubs in the world. It had strong links with Lords, as the 4th Duke was one of the backers of Thomas Lord. Today, the club and ground is owned by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, the Club has formed an alliance with Chichester Priory Park Cricket Club and their 1st and 2nd XIs play at the ground on Saturdays. A receipt for brandy, given to the players, records Goodwoods earliest known game in 1702, in 1727 in Goodwood Park, a game was played between the 2nd Duke of Richmond and Mr Brodrick of Peper Harow Park, near Godalming. As was common in those days there was a wager on the match and these rules are the oldest set of written cricket rules in existence, today, in the world. The originals are kept in Goodwood House, with a copy in the club pavilion, the Club has a strong link with Lords. The 4th Duke, was one of the backers of Thomas Lord when he bought the rough piece of land in St Johns Wood. The present Duke was President/Patron of Sussex CCC for 25 years, another link with Lords could be the club colours. These colours are the colours of the Dukes of Richmond. Sometime after their use by the Dukes, and the cricket club, although they could also have links to the Nicholson’s Gin Company. The tree was planted as a seed in 1752 and planted out on the ground in 1756, there has been one 1st class match at Goodwood, this was played on 22-23 July 1814 between Lord F Beauclerk’s XI and G Osbaldeston’s XI. The match was scheduled for three days but was over in two, a total of 265 runs were scored in 4 innings,44 wickets taken and G Osbaldeston’s XI won by 17 runs. The square and pavilion are all maintained by voluntary help with support from the Estate, major updates to the existing website. A photo gallery of previous matches, using a photo-sharing website, a Twitter page, providing members with quick news updates/club news. A Facebook page, was set up in 2010 to try to keep members, one of the oldest fixtures is the all day game against London New Zealand which was first played in 1955. 2016 saw the reinstatement of a match against the Duke of Richmonds XI organised and captained by his grandsons, the Goodwood Cricket Club Website- Goodwood Online Website
4. Goodwood Festival of Speed – In the early years of the Festival, tens of thousands attended over the weekend, it currently attracts crowds of around 100,000 on each of the three days it is now held. A record crowd of 158,000 attended in 2003, before an advance-ticket-only admission policy came into force, attendance is now capped at 150,000. The Goodwood Festival of Speed was founded in 1993 by Lord March in order to bring racing back to the Goodwood estate — a location steeped in British motor racing history. Shortly after taking over the estate in the early 1990s, Lord March wanted to bring motor racing to Goodwood Circuit. Therefore, he hosted it on his own grounds. After the first events date clash, Lord March would ensure that the event would never be allowed to clash with either Le Mans or Formula One races, in 1994, Saturday was added, making it a weekend event. In 1996, Friday was added, making it a three-day event, in 2010, the Moving Motor Show was added on the Thursday. Visitors are free to walk around several paddocks where the cars and drivers can be seen at close quarters. The atmosphere of the Festival of Speed, when compared to the separation of fans from drivers and machines common to most top end motor sport events, the track has an elevation change of 92.7 metres, for an average gradient of 4. 9%. The record time for the hillclimb was set in 1999 when Nick Heidfeld drove a McLaren MP4/13 Formula One car up the hill in 41.6 seconds. For safety reasons Formula One cars are no longer allowed to do official timed runs, in 2006 Heikki Kovalainen completed the course in a Renault R25 F1 car and was unofficially timed below 40 seconds. In 2016, to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of James Hunt winning the F1 World Championship, from 2000 to 2004 this was a downhill race for gravity-powered cars. Starting from just below the hill-climb finish line, to a line in front of the house. It included entries from Cosworth, Prodrive, and other top companies, with some famous riders/drivers piloting them, including Barry Sheene. Despite an official cap on the cost of cars, the costs were becoming too high. From 2005 to present there has been an area for the rally cars at the top of the hill. Initially, in 2005, the track through the forest was widened, and the cars ran down through the forest, turned on the tarmac section just outside the wood. This meant that the cars could only run one-at-a-time, in 2006, a full forest stage was introduced, designed by Hannu Mikkola this was a complete circuit, with a separate start and finish line at the top of the wood
5. Goodwood Racecourse – Goodwood Racecourse is a horse-racing track five miles north of Chichester, West Sussex, in England controlled by the family of the Duke of Richmond, whose seat is nearby Goodwood House. It is considered to enjoy an attractive setting to the north of Trundle Iron Age hill fort. One problem is that its proximity to the coast means that it can get very foggy and this is an unusual, complex racecourse with a straight six furlongs — the Stewards Cup Course — which is uphill for the first furlong and mostly downhill thereafter. There is a tight right-handed loop at the far end of the straight on which there are starts for various longer distance courses and these include the 1 mile 2 furlongs Craven Course, the 1m 4f Gratwicke Course and the 1m 6f Bentinck Course. The start for the 2m 5f Cup Course is quite close to the winning post – horses travel outwards on the straight, around the loop, throughout the loop there are severe undulations and sharp turns. The course is used for racing only. In 2007 the rights passed to Channel 4 Racing, from 2017 races will be live on ITV Racing after the channel won the rights to televise horse racing from Channel 4. Other races Conqueror Stakes Festival Stakes On The House Stakes Starlit Stakes Tapster Stakes Official website Course guide on GG
6. Gran Turismo 6 – Gran Turismo 6 is a racing video game developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 video game console. It is the major release and twelfth game overall in the Gran Turismo video game series. It was released worldwide on December 6,2013, and was popular with critics, won awards, Gran Turismo 6 is the first-ever video game to have officially certified FIA content. In November 2011, the Gran Turismo series creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, said that he, in March 2012, workers were seen on site at Mount Panorama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, photographing and scanning the track. The workers revealed that Mount Panorama will be included in Gran Turismo 6, Gran Turismo 6 was announced on May 15,2013, when Sony Computer Entertainment Europe hosted a celebration of the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo at Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom. An early build of Gran Turismo 6s updated physics was shown to the public when GT Academy 2013 was released on the PlayStation Store on July 2,2013. On July 10,2013, game developers announced that the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb course will be included on the game. This gave the developers the idea to base a track here due to the wide variety of vehicles that use the hill climb in front of 185,000 spectators. Goodwood represents every type of motoring and motor sport which very much mirrors what we aim to achieve with Gran Turismo, there will be no better feedback than that provided by the Goodwood fans to tell me if we are heading in the right direction with Gran Turismo 6. A demo of GT6 was made available at the Festival, to give spectators the chance to challenge Nick Heidfelds 41. 6-second course record set in 1999 in a Formula 1 car. Cars such as the Pagani Huayra, Fisker Karma, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 and BMW Z8 were announced, as well as the Aston Martin One-77, Audi R18, KTM X-Bow and the 1971 Lunar Roving Vehicle. DeltaWing was originally announced for the game, but it was removed due to possible legal. However, it was revealed on December 2,2013 that the DeltaWing will return to the game in the 2012 and 2013 models, Polyphony helped design Toyotas FT-1 concept car by modeling the car initially in Gran Turismo 5 and later in Gran Turismo 6. It helped the car designers to see the car in motion, the car has been released as a free download to Gran Turismo 6 alongside other concept cars on January 14. F1 drivers Sebastian Vettel and Bruno Senna were both test drivers for the game, a free update in May 2014 added a new feature called Ayrton Senna Tribute, which follows the motor racing career of Ayrton Senna. The update also includes the iconic Lotus 97T, which Senna drove during the 1985 Formula One season, as well as some tracks featuring variable weather and time of day, there will also be a dynamic celestial sphere, so that stars in the night sky have accurate positions. With this, there is also a feature where players can drive at Hadley Rille on the moon with the Lunar Rover. On November 17,2013, the first Vision GT car, on May 14,2014, the second Vision GT car, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo, was unveiled and released in the 1.07 update.08 update without an announcement in advance
7. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited engineers, manufactures and distributes luxury automobiles and automobile parts worldwide. Rolls-Royce Motors Cars Limited is the manufacturer of Rolls-Royce branded motor cars since 2003. Although the Rolls-Royce brand has been in use since 1906, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars subsidiary of BMW AG has no relationship to Rolls-Royce branded vehicles produced prior to 2003. The Rolls-Royce Phantom four-door sedan was the first product offered for sale in 2003, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited has been manufacturing Rolls-Royce branded cars since 2003. Current chief executive Torsten Müller-Ötvös joined the company in January 2010 and that year, the companys sales in China increased by 600%, meaning that it is now Rolls-Royces second largest market after the US. In 1998, Vickers decided to sell Rolls-Royce Motors, the most likely buyer was BMW, who already supplied engines and other components for Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars, but BMWs final offer of £340 million was beaten by Volkswagens £430 million. BMWs contract to supply engines and components to Rolls-Royce Motors allowed BMW to cancel the contract with 12 months notice, volkswagen would be unable to re-engineer the Rolls-Royce and Bentley vehicles to use other engines within that time frame. With the Rolls-Royce brand identification marks split between the two companies and Volkswagens engine supply in jeopardy, the two entered into negotiations. Volkswagen agreed to sell BMW the Spirit of Ecstasy and grill shape trademarks and BMW agreed to supplying engines. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited became the manufacturer of Rolls-Royce branded cars in 2003. From 2010 – Ghost 4-door sedan, Rolls-Royce announced in September 2006 that it would develop a new four-door model named Ghost. The Ghost will be smaller than the previous Rolls-Royce automobile launched, only 20% of the components would be sourced from BMW F017 Series, and it will be positioned below the Phantom. On 4 March 2014, the new Ghost Series II was revealed to the public at the Geneva Motor Show and it has a facelift front with new LED headlights. The interior has had an update as well, from 2013 – Rolls-Royce Wraith coupé. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars launched a new car at the Geneva Motor Show on 5 March 2013, the new car, named the Rolls-Royce Wraith was a luxury coupe, with a long bonnet and a sleek roof line, and was a coupe version of the Ghost. It was powered by a 623 bhp, twin-turbocharged V12 engine connected to an eight-speed gearbox, deliveries were expected to begin by the end of 2013. Rolls-Royce had stated that the Wraith would be the most powerful Rolls-Royce motor car to that date, from 2015 – Rolls-Royce Dawn 2015 Rolls-Royce announced the production of SUV for the very first time in the company history. According to Rolls-Royce, the new SUV will set new standards among cars of this segment
8. West Sussex – West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering East Sussex to the east, Hampshire to the west and Surrey to the north, and to the south the English Channel. Chichester in the southwest is the county town and only city in West Sussex, with the largest towns being Crawley, Worthing, West Sussex has a range of scenery, including wealden, downland and coastal. The highest point of the county is Blackdown, at 280 metres and it has a number of stately homes including Goodwood, Petworth House and Uppark and also castles such as Arundel Castle and Bramber Castle. Over half the county is protected countryside, offering walking, cycling, although the name Sussex, derived from the Old English Sūþsēaxe, is from the Saxon period between AD477 to 1066, the history of human habitation in Sussex goes back to the Old Stone Age. The oldest hominin remains known in Britain were found at Eartham Pit, Sussex has been occupied since those times and has succumbed to various invasions and migrations throughout its long history. Prehistoric monuments include the Devils Jumps, a group of Bronze Age burial mounds, the Romans used the Weald for iron production on an industrial scale. The foundation story is regarded as somewhat of a myth by most historians, the Kingdom of Sussex was absorbed into Wessex as an earldom and became the county of Sussex. With its origins in the kingdom of Sussex, the county of Sussex was traditionally divided into six units known as rapes. By the 16th century, the three western rapes were grouped together informally, having their own separate Quarter Sessions and these were administered by a separate county council from 1888, the county of Sussex being divided for administrative purposes into the administrative counties of East and West Sussex. In 1974, West Sussex was made a ceremonial county with the coming into force of the Local Government Act 1972. At the same time a part of the eastern rape of Lewes was transferred into West Sussex. Until 1834 provision for the poor and destitute in West Sussex was made at parish level, from 1835 until 1948 eleven Poor Law Unions, each catering for several parishes, took on the job. Most settlements in West Sussex are either along the south coast or in Mid Sussex, the town of Crawley is the largest in the county with an estimated population of 106,600. The coastal settlement of Worthing closely follows with a population of 104,600, the seaside resort of Bognor Regis and market town Horsham are both large towns. Chichester, the county town, has a cathedral and city status, much of the coastal town population is part of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation. Rustington and Southwater are the next largest settlements in the county, there are several more towns in West Sussex, although they are of similar size to other villages. The smaller towns of the county are Arundel, Midhurst, Petworth, Selsey, the larger villages are Billingshurst, Copthorne, Crawley Down, Cuckfield, Henfield, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Lindfield, Pulborough and Storrington. The current total population of the county makes up 1. 53% of Englands population, West Sussex is bordered by Hampshire to the west, Surrey to the north and East Sussex to the east
9. Goodwood House – Goodwood House is a country house in Westhampnett, West Sussex, England. It is the seat of the Duke of Richmond and is a Grade I listed building, the estate also includes the Goodwood Golf Course and a cricket pitch, home to Goodwood Cricket Club. The Monarchs Way long-distance footpath crosses the downs from west to east, Goodwood House was built circa 1600 and was acquired by Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond in 1697. A South wing was added by Matthew Brettingham and a North wing by James Wyatt and it may be that there was an intention to build the house in a unique octagonal layout, but only three of the eight sides were built and that intention has never been proved. He also commissioned Goodwood Racecourse, which was established in 1802, the Goodwood Golf Course was laid out in 1901. Chichester/Goodwood Airport, also on the estate, was built during World War II, Goodwood Circuit was laid out around the perimeter of the airfield by Frederick Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond in 1948. In 1982, the Goodwood estate played host to the World Road Cycling Championships, Goodwood House entry from The DiCamillo Companion to British & Irish Country Houses Brochure with a few pictures of the house
10. Goodwood Circuit – Goodwood Circuit is a historic venue for both two- and four-wheeled motorsport in the United Kingdom. The 3.8 kilometres circuit is situated near Chichester, West Sussex, close to the south coast of England, on the estate of Goodwood House, and completely encircles Chichester/Goodwood Airport. This is the racing circuit dating from 1948, not to be confused with the separate hillclimb course located at Goodwood House, the racing circuit began life as the perimeter track of RAF Westhampnett airfield, which was constructed during World War II as a relief airfield for RAF Tangmere. The first race meeting took place on 18 September 1948, organised by the Junior Car Club and sanctioned by the Duke of Richmond, the winner of the first race was P. de F. C. Stirling Moss won the 500cc race, followed by Eric Brandon and Curly Dryden, the cars that raced in those events can be seen recreating the endurance races at the Goodwood Revival each year in the Sussex trophy and the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy. The accident that ended Stirling Mosss International career happened at St. Marys Corner in 1962, the car was a 30-foot-long Bristol Siddeley turbine-powered 4,500 hp streamliner, with a theoretical top speed of 450 to 500 miles per hour. The laps of Goodwood were effectively at tick-over speed, because the car had four degrees of steering lock. Goodwood saw its last race meeting for over 30 years in 1966, the last event was a club meeting organised by the British Automobile Racing Club on 2 July 1966. The circuit claimed the life of McLaren-founder Bruce McLaren in an accident on 2 June 1970. Goodwood is noted for its annual Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival events, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb, held in late June or early July not on the circuit, but in the nearby grounds of Goodwood House. It features historic and modern motor-racing vehicles, in 2010, the event had over 176,000 visitors over four days. Following the success of the Festival of Speed hill climb, racing returned to the Goodwood circuit in 1998, the Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival held each September for the types of cars and motorcycles that would have competed during the circuits original period, 1948–1966. Historic aircraft help to complete the vintage feel, in 2008, a crowd of 68,000 people attended the event on the main Sunday -9,000 more than in 2007. The track is now used for races, track days. Nearly everyone dresses up in vintage outfit from mods and rockers to racing drivers, in 2009, the Mongol Rally, a charity fundraising car rally to Mongolia, moved its starting point from Hyde Park, London to Goodwood. Entrants are on show to the public in the paddock before beginning the rally with a lap of the circuit. The National Finals of the Greenpower schools electric car racing takes place at Goodwood each year. The Greenpower challenge is a series of electric vehicle endurance races for schools
11. Goodwood Country Park – Goodwood Country Park is a Country Park in West Sussex in southern England. It is within the estate of Goodwood House near Chichester, and next to Goodwood Racecourse and it is mostly woodland, with some open grassland space, with picnic area near the car park. There are a number of walks, the park is crossed by the Monarchs Way long-distance footpath
12. Goodwood Revival – Most people dress in period clothes. It is one of the worlds most popular motor race meetings, there was some opposition to the re-introduction of racing at the circuit, but a numerically strong lobby in the form of the Goodwood Supporters Association helped to lead eventually to approval. Between 1948 and 1966 Goodwood hosted contemporary racing of all kinds, including Formula One, the famous Goodwood Nine Hours race, the festival includes Grand Prix cars from the 1950s and 1960s, sports and GT cars, as well as historic saloon cars and little-seen Formula Juniors. Many of these important historic racing cars are driven by famous names from motor sport past, there is a pedal car race for youngsters called the Settrington Cup. The restored circuit is unchanged from its heyday and many visitors wear appropriate period clothing, there are also theatrical sets that bring the past back to life including many historic aircraft. The Goodwood 1948–1966 Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival Picture Gallery