The organisers of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed have announced Mazda as the featured marque for the event’s famous ‘Central Display’, with the 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B the centrepiece.
The display will celebrate Mazda’s 95 year history and its reputation for pushing boundaries. Its motorsport endeavours will also be celebrated, from the World Rally Championship 323s to the mighty Mazda 787B Le Mans car.
Event founder Lord March explained: “The theme for this year’s Festival of Speed is ‘Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge’ and Mazda’s continual push to reject engineering conventions and strive for something unique, perfectly aligns with this philosophy. We are delighted to be celebrating Mazda’s motor sport achievements and pioneering road-car technologies with the Central Feature, and to help it showcase its brand-new cars to an international community of car enthusiasts and the world’s automotive media – an audience that only Goodwood can attract.”
Renowned sculptor Gerry Judah has been working closely with Mazda to ensure the 787B and its brethren are shown off to stunning effect.
The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be held over June 26-28.