‘Mister Le Mans’ to celebrate his 50th birthday at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Tom Kristensen, legendary Le Mans and Sebring champion, will be celebrating his 50th birthday and the 20th anniversary of his first Le Mans win at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, taking place from June 29 to July 2.

Following his 1997 Le Mans win with the Joest racing team, driving a Tom Walkinshaw Racing- designed and Porsche-powered WSC95, TK, as he is affectionately known, went on to top the podium at Le Mans nine times, six of them in consecutive years. He is also the only man in racing to boast six Sebring wins.

The Festival will honour TK’s 36 years in motorsport with a collection of his greatest racing machines, including offerings from his glorious career at Audi as well as the stunning Bentley Speed 8. Meanwhile, the BMW V12 LMR, the first car to take TK to the top step of the Sebring 12 Hours, will be in action, tackling the famous Goodwood hillclimb.

In anticipation of this year’s Festival, Goodwood Road and Racing (GRR) have further released a competition to win tickets to the Festival of Speed, hinting at some of the awesome machines ticket-holders and GRR viewers will be treated to at the world’s most glamourous motorsport event: https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/event-coverage/festival-of- speed/2017/4/competition-win-fos-tickets/.

Saturday and weekend tickets are now sold-out, with Thursday, Friday, and Sunday tickets selling fast. Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit www.goodwood.com or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

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First open gardens event for village of Liss

Liss Community Association is delighted to announce its first Open Gardens event which will take place on Sunday, June 25, from 11am – 5pm.

Nineteen gardens will be open across the village and visitors will be able to hop on and off a dedicated shuttle bus, which will be on hand all day, to ensure they get to visit all of the beautiful gardens.  The Triangle Centre will be open and serving  refreshments including sandwiches, homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and Pimm’s.

You can stroll around in large formal gardens with wide sweeping lawns or enjoy smaller gardens bustling with ideas and inspiration for your own garden. Riverside locations, cottage gardens, ponds, formal vegetable and herb gardens, rose gardens and beautiful terraced lawns are open to discover.

The children of Liss are encouraged to get involved with this event and have been invited to design their own mini garden in a tub/container of their choice. The gardens should be brought down to the Triangle Centre by 11am on June 25, where they will be judged by members of the Horticultural Society.  The gardens will then be on display for all of the visitors to admire at The Triangle.  Local gardening celebrity Peter Catt will be conducting the official opening ceremony and be on hand to answer any gardening questions.

Programmes cost £5 and will be available from The Triangle Centre from the end of May, along with shuttle bus tickets which cost £2.