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
Opening Celebration
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
View From the Top
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
Racing Star
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
Speed Demon
Speed Demon

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

Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
Master of Ceremonies
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
Yellow Crusader
Yellow Crusader

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

Photographer: Adam Beresford/Goodwood Festival of Speed
Round the Bend
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
The People's Champ
The People's Champ

Valentino Rossi, the Italian motorcycle star, greets fans.

Photographer: Nigel Harniman/Goodwood Festival of Speed
Off-Road Rebel
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
Racing King
Racing King

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

Photographer: Adam Beresford/Goodwood Festival of Speed
Lovely Day for a Drive
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
Classic Rides
Classic Rides

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

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

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

Photographer: Drew Gibson/Goodwood Festival of Speed
Iconic Processional
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
Impressive Impreza
Impressive Impreza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographer: Marcus Dodridge/Goodwood Festival of Speed