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The Goodwood Festival of Speed will return in June next year, while the Goodwood Revival will honour driver Sir Jack Brabham in September

The Goodwood Festival of Speeed's theme will be "full throttle - the endless pursuit of power" when the event returns next Summer, it has been announced.

Revealing the event's theme for the first time, Goodwood's organisers said the festival would celebrate "the most powerful competition cars and motorcycles from the history of motor sport, and the heroic drivers and riders who tamed them."

As part of the Festival of Speed, which will run from 23-26 June 2016, there will be displays to honour the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Can-Am Series, and the 40th anniversary of James Hunt's Formula 1 World Championship win with McLaren in 1976.

The Moving Motor Show will return on 23 June, with the Festival of Speed proper taking place on 24-26 June.

The Moving Motor Show and Festival of Speed have risen in prominence in recent years and are viewed by many to be akin to an official British motor show, with various manufacturers using the event to launch new models in the UK.

New model launches at this year's Festival of Speed included the 800bhp Aston Martin Vulcan, the Lotus 3-ElevenMorgan's EV3 and the 600bhp Nissan Juke-R 2.0.

See more pictures from this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed

Also returning in 2016 will be the Goodwood Revival. Described as "the world's largest and most celebrated historic motor racing and vintage culture event," the Revival celebrates the glory days of Goodwood's motor circuit from 1948-66. For 2016, the event takes place on 9-11 September. The revival features historic motor racing, with most visitors and participants attending or taking part in period clothing.

In particular, this year's Goodwood Revival will celebrate the career of Sir Jack Brabham. A collection of single-seater, saloon and sports cars covering Brabham's career will be displayed as part of the event, with many of those cars taking part in on-track demonstrations.

Goodwood organiser Lord March said: "In dedicating the Revival driver tribute to Sir Jack Brabham, we will pay a fitting tribute to a man who forged strong links with Goodwood during the Motor Circuit’s active past and was an extremely popular guest at the Festival of Speed and Revival."

See more pictures from this year's Goodwood Revival

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