Jesse James to appear at Festival of Speed

Jesse James in his Trophy Truck built 2009 7.2 litres
Jesse James in his Trophy Truck built 2009 7.2 litres

Controversial TV star Jesse James will be making a second much talked-about appearance at the Festival of Speed.

The outspoken biker first took part in the show in 2009 when he wowed the audience with his crazy driving antics in his Baja desert racing Trophy Truck.

Three years on, this larger-than-life TV personality is set to return to the Festival of Speed in the latest racing incarnation of his Baja-style Trophy Truck, with daily hooning around throughout the Goodwood Park landscape.

As well as making his mark at Goodwood, Jesse James - who famously split from Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock - is familiar to millions of YouTube viewers around the world as the presenter of cult TV shows such as Monster Garage and Motorcycle Mania, in which he rampages across deserts and through houses.

Although his driving is expected to be marginally more sedate at Goodwood, James still promises to enthral the Festival of Speed goers with his exciting and unexpected antics behind the wheel of his sophisticated space-frame chassis truck. Following his memorable Festival antics in 2009, this year promises to be a spectacle that few will forget.

To get a flavour of his driving exploits at the Festival of Speed, search for Jesse James at Goodwood on YouTube, or watch a three minute highlights video of the 2009 event at

The Festival of Speed takes place from June 29 until July 1 - tickets and further information for the 2012 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival can be found on the Goodwood website or via the Ticket Hotline on 01243 755055 or via the Ticket section of the website sport.