Goodwood Festival of Speed uncovered


Take a look at what's in store at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The three-day celebration of motorsport kicks off tomorrow but C&SC is on site at the Festival's Moving Motor Show precursor event to give you a taste of what's in store for the 150,000+ fans set to walk through the gates from 1 - 3 July.

Star attraction is this amazing Jaguar-inspired sculpture outside Lord March's home.

Designed by Gerry Judah, it pays homage to the Jaguar E-type's 50th anniversary and looks to be one of Judah's most spectacular ever in his 12 years of wowing crowds arriving on the lawns.

You'll see loads more on the marque throughout the weekend, especially over at the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Élégance which is celebrating the E-type's golden anniversary with a class dedicated to famous examples, including this former C&SC feature Lightweight racer: the car Roy Salvadori took to third place in the 1963 Goodwood TT.

The Style et Luxe also stars this unique, William Towns take on a Series III E-type (below).

While the Streamliners class is set to impress, particularly with Sir Norman Foster's incredible 1934 Dymaxion re-creation:

The concours is also hosting this amazing 1934 Crossley-Burney (below) - the rear-engined streamliner on loan from the National Motor Museum.

The paddocks are packed with some awesome kit, particularly Gasoline Alley which is home to the 40+ Indy 500 racers that will take to the hill over the weekend.

This 1957 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser (below) is just one of them.

And so is this carbon/kevlar-bodied 1986 Lotus Cosworth 96T (below).

The Cathedral paddock's packing plenty of thrills too, including a line-up of famous competition Alfa Romeos.

Along with a line-up of competition Jaguars.

Lookout for C&SC's Magazine Editor on the hill in this Group 44 E-type (below) on Sunday.

There's plenty to wow on the static front too, including Mercedes Benz' heritage display (below)

And the famous Lohner Porsche (below).

Goodwood also has plenty of new fare such as Lotus' latest Esprit (below) on offer.

For more on some of the star cars at this year's event see our News page.

Tickets are still available for all three days but can't be bought on the day. Call 01243 755055 or see: to book.



Good to see this isn't all just E-Type focused. I will be there as usual and with Silverstone Classic and Pebble Beach in my plans too, I think I would have seen enough E-Type stuff to last me a lifetime by the late summer...


Looks good. Those who go will probably have a great time.

Plenty of classics there for everyone's taste.

'85 928 S2


Great event., went there yesterday and saw a lot of interesting cars around, such as a fabulous 1961 E-type, number 13 showcased at the Jaguar stand, amazing condition. Also met a lot interesting people, also amazed by the way Porsche are treating their members at the Le Mans Cafe and they deserve a lot of credits for supporting UK clubs and their members. Imust say, it was very busy considering it was a week day.

Paul Sutton

I went down yesterday too, courtesy of C & SC's competition for tickets, and had a very good day. I particularly enjoyed the collection of Indy cars in Gasoline Alley and saw for the first time the fascinating Costin-Harris Protos Formula 2 car. I also had a good look at - and enjoyed hearing - the new Morgan three wheeler, which looks to be a really fun car and something of a bold move by the company, although the designer told me that they already have over four hundred orders in place. As ever the Festival of Speed manages to cater for virtually all tastes and although it has become a huge event and can get very crowded, it is well worth a visit. As 'jamiethomas' notes, it is a good place for meeting people too, as owners and visitors alike are invariably happy to talk all things car or bike! Getting in and out of Goodwood itself also tends to be well managed - if only the M25 was too!


That Mercedes Benz on the 15th picture is awesome. From what I read, only few of that exist. I wonder what are the special Mercedes parts they put on that Merc. Hot car..

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