Travis Pastrana Rocks Goodwood Festival of Speed

August 17th, 2023 by

Travis Pastrana at the 2023 GoodWood Festival of Speed

Since 1999, Travis Pastrana has become a household name in the world of motorsports, whether it’s on a bike or in a car. He is an absolute wild man who got his start racing in Motocross, winning multiple championships, and took home 16 gold medals at the X Games, another 5 at the Gravity Games; and in between all of these amazing performances on a motorbike, he started another career driving with Subaru in 2003. 

The Festival For All

It is fitting for someone like Travis Pastrana to race at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Goodwood is one of the most prestigious motoring events in the world. First started in 1993, it has become the annual place for passion for all things automotive, featuring vintage racing, and a hillclimb shootout event. During the multi-day event, it draws crowds of over 100,000 people who come from all over the world to enjoy the drivers, cars, celebrities, and the races themselves. 

1983 Subaru GL Wagon - Family Huckster

1983 Subaru GL Wagon – Family Huckster

For the 2023 Goodwood Hillclimb event, Travis Pastrana took his trusty 1983 Subaru GL Wagon, wonderfully named the “Family Huckster”, and took a well-deserved first in class and second-best overall in the 1.16-mile Hillclimb Shootout. 

Pastrana’s GL Wagon was built as a rally car to be used at Goodwood in 2022 and then was featured in Gymkhana 2022 with Travis behind the wheel. It has an 862 horsepower Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder engine and incredible active aerodynamics, such as a deployable wing, pop-up brakes, and the like. In the 2022 Hillclimb, the Family Huckster took 5th overall. 

Chris Harris Drives The Subaru Huckster. 862 HP 4WD MONSTER!

The Family Huckster Gauge Panel


Gymkhana is a set of viral motoring videos originally co-created by rally and stunt-driving icon Ken Block. Sadly, Ken passed away in a freak snowmobiling accident in January of this year at the age of 55. He was the leader of a movement and co-founder of Hoonigan, a company that makes automotive-themed clothing and specializes in creating fun cars and video content. 

The Family Huckster Cassette Player

Remembering Ken Block

When asked about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mr. Pastrana said: “I thought we couldn’t be more sideways than we were last year! I think I had more fun than anyone possibly could have. We couldn’t leave anything on the table — we’re here for Ken Block, in tribute to Ken. It’s just an honor to be driving that car up this hill. You couldn’t ask for more.”

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