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MD returns to the ‘shop floor’ to drive buses to Goodwood Festival of Speed

03 Apr 2014

Stagecoach’s Regional Managing Director Andrew Dyer will return to driver’s seat to pitch in and assist with driving buses up to Goodwood, Festival of Speed.

It’s all hands on deck when Goodwood runs any big event, and Stagecoach, who are now the official transport provider for all Goodwood events for the next 3 years, is kept very busy over the summer months.

To ensure that normal service goes undisrupted, buses and resources are pulled in from across Stagecoach’s national operations, and this weekend locals will witness a taste of the capital as Stagecoach’s London red buses lend a hand. 

Andrew Dyer said of his contribution, “We are always happy to provide essential transport for prestigious events such as Goodwood, an internationally renowned motor and race circuit which pulls celebrities and crowds from across the globe.  Like many of my colleagues, I'm happy to return to the driving seat and brush up my driving skills when a major event like this happens".

Stagecoach South provides all Goodwood bus services for both the Motor Circuit and Racecourse requirements. As well as various campsite shuttles Stagecoach will be operating the usual Chichester train station shuttle throughout each day of each event

This year Goodwood’s Festival of Speed will feature many anniversary celebrations:

  • 120 years of Mercedes’ motorsport
  • 100 years of Maserati, featuring 40 cars from across their lifespan
  • 50 years since John Surtees became the first man to win grand prix world titles on two wheels and four. John will drive his 1964 title-winning Ferrari
  • 40 years since McLaren’s first F1 drivers’ title – Emerson Fittipaldi will drive his M23
  • 50 years since Mini’s 1964 Monte Carlo Rally win, with the 2014 Dakar-winning Mini on display -  to book-end Mini motor sport success)
  • 60 years since the birth of the Jaguar D-Type. Four very exclusive ones will be on display, including the ’55 Le Mans-winning chassis, which Andy Wallace is driving
  • The 40th anniversary of the Suzuki RG500 – Bikes include the one on which Barry Sheene took his first 500cc win at Assen in 1975.

Goodwood Festival of Speed commences this weekend and will run for 4 days. For enquiries about bus times and all services offered by Stagecoach, call Customer Services: 01243 755850 or follow Stagecoach on Twitter: @StagecoachSouth.