Saturday 24 March 2018

James Hunt's Hesketh F1 heading for Gowran Festival of Speed

Gowran Festival of Speed
Gowran Festival of Speed
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Freddie Hunt, son of the legendary Formula 1 world champion James Hunt, will show his father's Hesketh F1 at the inaugural Gowran Festival of Speed next weekend.

In something of a major coup for those who are organising the festival, Freddie - who has made a big name for himself in his own right in racing circles - is bringing his famous father's car to the show.

The Hesketh F1 played a role in the 2013 Hollywood movie 'Rush', which starred Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt.

Joining Freddie will be the legendary Rosemary Smith and Billy Coleman as well as some of the country's best auto-test drivers.

And there will be a team from Slowly Sideways to perform track demos and precision driving.

The organisers say this will be the biggest collection of Group B rally cars seen here.

And the Ferrari Owners Club has confirmed it will bring 12 cars for what will be a special display that will include a Testarossa, a 308 and 360 Challenge Stradale.

As many as 20,000 are expected to attend the debut festival which goes from noon to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

Indo Motoring

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