Goodwood Festival of Speed

 

 

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is held in the grounds of the home of the Earl of March. The track winds up the hill, past the magnificent Goodwood House. Racing cars of all eras, ranging from the 10 litre Fiats from the 1920s to present-day F1 cars, all compete against the clock. The paddock is open to the public and there are numerous opportunities to meet famous racing drivers and photograph the priceless cars in detail. Shown here are some pictures taken at the 2008 event.

Mercedes Grand Prix 1908

1908 Mercedes Grand Prix

These 100 year-old racing cars, with their slow-revving engines are every bit as exciting to watch as the modern F1 cars, albeit that you have more time to take in the details. Note for instance the chain drive and external controls.

Ferrari F93A

Ferrari F93A

Adam Reeve acknowledging the crowds as he returns to the paddock in Jean Alesi's Ferrari F93A (1993)

 

The supercar paddock is just full of, well, Supercars.

Bugatti Veyrons 2008 Bugatti Veyrons (yes 3 of them!)

 

Artega GT

2008 Artega GT

The Cartier Style et Luxe concours d'elegance put on an impressive array of beautifully designed motors, arranged by theme, such as "Adventurous Designs from Post-War America" and "60 years of Porsche Innovation".

Porsche Gmund Beuttler Cabriolet

1948 Porsche Gmünd Beuttler Cabriolet

 

The collection of American designs included offerings from Tucker, Cadillac, Studebaker, Pontiac and Hudson.

Buick Roadmaster

Buick  Roadmaster Riviera Coupe

Toyota showed off their incredibly clever I-Real.

Toyota I-Real

Note the extending and retracting wheels.

 

 

No motor sports event without the babes!

Toytota girls