Thakeham’s rip-roaring Family Area, Festival of Speed 2019

Back with a BANG!

And we’re back! Fast cars, rip-roaring, family fun and mini builders as far as the eye could see! All this could only mean Thakeham’s return to Goodwood’s Festival of Speed!

Montage of brick laying activity, cranes and water wall at FOS 2019

We were proud to sponsor the Family Area of the 2019 Festival of Speed. Right on the start line, with attractions for children and adults alike, the Thakeham Family area was a must-experience at the event, right in the heart of all the action.

Fast Car Frenzy

Building on the great success of last year’s diggers, this year’s area saw the arrival of two spider cranes for the extremely popular Fast Car Frenzy! The festival’s mini builders, suited and booted, also took on The Big Cat Build, Pit Stop Pipe Drop, and last year’s digging attraction, Thakeham Treasure Hunt! Their hard work as part of the honorary Thakeham team, was rewarded with the 2019 Thakeham lion, a little furry friend to remember the day by.

Montage of face painting, brick laying, reception and the diggers at FOS 2019

Beautiful weather and impressive crowds set the tone for a successful week and the friendly Thakeham team welcomed guests from early ’til late, Thursday through to Sunday! The team even introduced visitors to our Wacky Racer friends and their cars; entertaining adults and children alike!

Montage of Wacky racers and children holding Thakeham teddies at FOS 2019

The heart of the action

There was plenty more entertainment on offer, including fantastic, intricate face painting, a ball pit, Formula Thakeham Tot Car Racing and viewing the start line action from the Family Grandstand. The whole area buzzed with excitement and paired with the thrill of the start line, our prominent position at the festival ensured non-stop racing fun from start to finish.

Montage of Wacky Racers, Ice cream truck, Thakeham cap

Goodwood and Thakeham enjoy a wonderful relationship, sharing values of quality, heritage, legacy and teamwork at the heart of everything we do. The 2019 Thakeham Family Area is testament to that relationship and to the fantastic teamwork involved. We look forward to taking the crowds by surprise in 2020; watch this space!

Peep board with young girl's head at FOS 2019

Special partnerships

Special mention goes to Briar Mechanical Services, who were responsible for the Thakeham water wall at Pit Stop Pipe Drop, GGR Group who supplied two of their spider cranes and a couple of highly skilled engineers for the weekend, NJS for their bricklaying expertise and Autoguide for their ongoing support to keep our Thakeham diggers running and in check! To Thakeham’s extended family, a big thank you!



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