British Autos & the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Ever wanted to mash the gears as you throttle through chicanes in select British sports car classics at Haynes International Motor Museum’s test track?  What about attend the world-renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed?

Smithsonian Journeys and Academic Travel Abroad present a unique travel opportunity:

British Cars and the Goodwood Festival of Speed
June 27- July 5, 2010.

This is a rare chance for car aficionados and fellow gear-heads to experience behind-the-scenes production and performance of some of the world’s fastest and finest British classic and modern sports cars while taking in-depth look at English auto racing from past to present.

Aston Martin DB9

Collector and Associate Publisher of Hagerty’s Magazine, Jonathan Stein, will lead you through the highlights of the tour include walking the production floors of esteemed Aston Martin and Jaguar and visiting private collections including the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Collection and Donington’s renowned collection of Grand Prix cars from the 1930s to the present.  Participants will get the unique chance to ride in British sports cars and carve around the track at the Haynes International Motor Museum.  This tour concludes at Britain’s largest celebration of motor sport history – the Festival of Speed at Goodwood where you’ll witness live auctions, motorsport track racing and true countless collectors who share a mutual passion and lifestyle of automotive enthusiasm.

To book this tour or find more information, visit http://www.smithsonianjourneys.org/tours/britishcars2010/
or call 1-877-338-8687.

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