This was my second year as a photographer visiting Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was even better than the year before. I have have put together some of the highlights and photographs from this years event.
Ferrari’s Formula One Car
This years festival of speed was a scorcher with record temperatures hitting the 30 C mark and a record 196,000 spectators made it the most successful festival ever!
Were do I start with the 4 action packed days it’s hard to remember it all and how they fit it all in!
This section of the festival presented by RAC gives the manufacturers a chance to show off the latest cars. The public have a chance to get up close and even drive the cars up the famous Goodwood hill climb.
In the Goodwood Action Sports Arena its all about the extreme sports of BMX, Mountain Bike Trials, Motocross & Motor Cycle Trials. Including riders from far and wide such as Local Mountain Trials rider Chris Doney(Zero Gravity) British Champ 05, World cup winner 05, multiple time motor bike trials world champion Dougie Lampkin, Spanish Flatland world champion Viki Gomez, 6-times British Trials Champion Chris Akrigg. From the insane tricks world of motor cross Petr Pilat (Czech Republic), Luc Ackermann (Germany), Brody Wilson (USA) and Chris Meyer (Spain).
Motocross Free Style riders in action
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ever popular sports car, the Porsche 911. The 911 has spanned over 7 decades and excelled in many aspects of motor racing, rallying and track racing. This year the Porsche 911 was signified in the ‘Central Feature Sculpture’ outside Goodwood House this to mark the occasion.
This year saw Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird V LSR which set a land speed record of 276.82mph in 1935 on Daytona Beach, USA along side his son Donald Campbell’s Bluebird CN7 LSR.
The Daytona Girls with Bluebird Land Speed Record Breaker
The famous hill climb is the main attraction at Goodwood Festival of Speed where the crowds can watch cars and motorbikes race round the sweeping curves past the main grandstands in front of Goodwood House, on to the narrow section as it climbs to the top paddock where all the action is with wheelies, burnouts and doughnuts as the drivers and riders put on a show for the fans.
Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Car
The Hillclimb record set by Nick Heidfeld in the McLaren MP4-13 in 1999 still stands today. The Sunday Shootout in the afternoon on the last day is when the fastest drivers of the weekend get to battle it out for the title King of the Hill. This year it was won by Justin Law in his Jaguar XJR8/9. He posted the fastest time of 45.95 seconds over the 1.16-mile course.
Hillclimb Winner Justin Law receiving his Veuve Clicquot Champagne from Lord March
That rounds up this first post of The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Highlights. There will be a full photograph album up with in the next fews days so watch this space. If the are particular brands, people you would like to see added please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
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