One of the best events on the world motoring calendar is the Festival of Speed held at the famous Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England. The Goodwood Circuit- like Silverstone- was a former Airfield that was converted into a racing track after the end of World War II. The circuit ran a series of famous endurance races in the 1950s and is notorious for being the track that claimed the life of McLaren founder Bruce McLaren in 1970.
After a break of almost 30 years, the current Earl of March reintroduced motor racing at Goodwood, this time on the grounds of the family Estate rather than on the original Circuit. The Festival of Speed gets together current and historical racing cars- and often their drivers- in a relaxed environment that enthusiasts love.
As one of the sponsors of the 2012 Festival of Speed (28 June- 1 July 2012), TAG Heuer has released three Festival of Speed Carreras- two Calibre 16 41mm Chronographs and one 43mm Day-Date Chronograph.
Carrera Goodwood FOS Speed Edition- 41mm
The first of the Calibre 16 (ETA 7750) Carrera Chronographs is this model, with a “Starburst” Anthracite dial and a racing stripe on the left-hand side of the dial. The reference number is CV201AD, with 250 watches available in the UK at a price of GBP2995.
All Goodwood FOS Carreras have the Good FOS logo on the 9 o’clock register.
The second Calibre 16 FOS Carrera has the same base dial, but with a broad horizontal stripe and a thinner red line. This is the most distinctive of the FOS Carreras, and features red Chronograph hands at 12 and 6 o’clock.
This model is also an LE of 250 watches, also costs GBP2995 and has the reference number CV201AE.
Carrera Goodwood FOS Speed Edition- 43mm
The Goodwood FOS TAG Heuer Carreras are available in the UK only and are in stores shortly.