The Borg-Warner Trophy is set to visit Europe for the first time in the trophy’s 82-year history.
From July 12-15, the trophy will be displayed at the 25th anniversary Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, making its home within Goodwood House in West Sussex.
While it will mostly stay indoors, the Borg-Warner Trophy will be brought out onto the steps of the house twice a day.
“We are thrilled to make our debut at the renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed by bringing the Borg-Warner Trophy to town,” said Scott Gallett, BorgWarner vice president of marketing, public relations, communications and government affairs.
“With winners such as British racing legend Graham Hill, the Borg-Warner Trophy is not only linked to American motorsports, but also to British racing history. Since the Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the love of racing, it is an ideal opportunity to present the Borg-Warner Trophy to racing fans.”
The famed Goodwood Festival of Speed will feature over 600 cars and motorcycles that span the history of motorsports and some of the sport’s legendary drivers. Highlights will include the Moving Motor Show, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.
It’s been a whirlwind past year for the trophy. In December, the trophy made its first overseas visit when it traveled to Japan, where more than 20,000 Japanese fans, along with luminaries from across Honda’s motorsport platforms including Jenson Button, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, were on hand to celebrate Takuma Sato’s 2017 Indy 500 victory at the Honda Racing THANKS DAY event at Motegi.
The Borg-Warner Corporation (now BorgWarner Inc.) commissioned the trophy in 1935 for the winner of the Indianapolis 500, when the trophy was valued at $10,000. Standing over 5 feet, 4 inches tall, the Borg-Warner Trophy weighs nearly 110 pounds and includes the face of every Indy 500 winner, cast in silver, since its introduction in 1936, plus the 24 drivers who had already won the race before the Trophy’s 1936 debut.