Autos

Scenes From Goodwood Festival of Speed, a Celebration of Classic British Motorsports

Each year thousands of guests dressed in their summer best flock to England's Goodwood Festival of Speed, a three-day celebration of classic cars and adrenaline-fueled motoring. The event is led by Lord March, a much-loved auto enthusiast who owns the rural Goodwood Estate an hour outside London. Highlights include a hill climb race, a supercar run, and an extensive motorcar show

  1. Opening Celebration
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    Opening Celebration

    Opening festivities for Goodwood's annual hill climb celebration included fireworks, champagne, and dapper guests dressed in their Sunday best.

    Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  2. View From the Top
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    View From the Top

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held on an estate an hour outside London, lasts three days and attracts tens of thousands of attendees. This year's theme was racing nostalgia and historic pride in high-end motorsport.

    Photographer: Nicole Hains/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  3. Racing Star
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    Racing Star

    Valentino Rossi was the guest of honor this year. Here he is entering the stately Goodwood House as its owner, Lord March, looks on.

    Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  4. Speed Demon
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    Speed Demon

    Lukas Hüni, in a Maserati 250F, drives through the Goodwood course.

    Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  5. Master of Ceremonies
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    Master of Ceremonies

    Lord March is an accomplished driver in his own right. Here he opens the hill during the Alpine Celebration.

    Photographer: Adam Beresford/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  6. Yellow Crusader
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    Yellow Crusader

    Rod Millen, in a Toyota Celica Pikes Peak, shoots a straightaway on festival grounds.

    Photographer: Adam Beresford/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  7. Round the Bend
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    Round the Bend

    Felipe Massa, the Brazilian Formula One driver for Williams, rounds a bend during the competition.

    Photographer: Drew Gibson/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  8. The People's Champ
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    The People's Champ

    Valentino Rossi, the Italian motorcycle star, greets fans.

    Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  9. Off-Road Rebel
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    Off-Road Rebel

    Terry Grant, in a Nissan Juke, shows that there's more to the Goodwood weekend than just F1 cars.

    Photographer: Drew Gibson/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  10. Racing King
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    Racing King

    Kimi Räikkönen, the Finnish Formula One star, sets up a run in his Ferrari.

    Photographer: Adam Beresford/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  11. Lovely Day for a Drive
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    Lovely Day for a Drive

    Sir Stirling Moss, in his Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, smiles for the crowd.

    Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  12. Classic Rides
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    Classic Rides

    Klaus Ludwig, in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé, pulls through the main stands.

    Photographer: Adam Beresford/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  13. Identity Parade
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    Identity Parade

    Fans flocked to a line of Mercedes-Benz 300 SLRs on display.

    Photographer: Drew Gibson/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  14. Iconic Processional
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    Iconic Processional

    Sir Stirling Moss (in a Mercedes W196) and Jenson Button (in a McLaren MP4/6) pass through the grounds.

    Photographer: Adam Beresford/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  15. Impressive Impreza
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    Impressive Impreza

    Olly Clark drove a Subaru Impreza Gobstopper II for the weekend.

    Photographer: Jochen Frozenspeed/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  16. Distinguished Roadsters
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    Distinguished Roadsters

    Nick Mason rests near his vintage racer after a grueling day.

    Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  17. Send Off
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    Send Off

    Brendon Hartley, in a Porsche 919 Hybrid, heads off to the races.

    Photographer: Adam Beresford/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  18. England's Pride
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    England's Pride

    Jenson Button, the British F1 star, drives his McLaren MP4/6.

    Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
  19. German Champ
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    German Champ

    Nico Rosberg, the German F1 champ, drives his Mercedes though the course.

    Photographer: Marcus Dodridge/Goodwood Festival of Speed