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Goodwood’s garden of delights

  • Cars from the collection of presenter Chris Evans
    (Eric Gallina)
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Cars, colours and pageantry abound – and run rampant – on Lord March's estate. (Eric Gallina)
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Designed by Gerry Judah, a sculpture commemorated the Porsche 911 with three models – a 1963 original, 1973 Carrera RS and 2013 Carrera 4 – reaching into the sky. (Eric Gallina)
  • 1965 Porsche 911 Project 50
    Restored by Porsche Classic in conjunction with the 911's 50th anniversary. (Eric Gallina)
  • Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans racers
    The new Continental GT3 in the background made its debut at the festival. (Eric Gallina)
  • 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B 'Le Mans Coupe'
    (Eric Gallina)
  • 1999 BMW V12 Le Mans racer
    (Eric Gallina)
  • 1984 Porsche 911SC Paris-Dakar
    With its elevated ride height, four-wheel drive and 3.2-litre flat six engine producing 300hp, this 911SC won the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally. (Eric Gallina)
  • Porsche 917 K
    (Eric Gallina)
  • Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am racer
    Winner of the SCCA Trans-Am Championship at the hands of Hurley Haywood and Walter Röhrl in 1988. (Eric Gallina)
  • Jaguar Project 7 Concept
    (Eric Gallina)
  • Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept
    (Eric Gallina)
  • Vuhl 05
    (Eric Gallina)
  • 1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
    A recent returnee from the Alpine Rally, glinting in the Sussex sun at the Cartier Style et Luxe concours. (Eric Gallina)
  • Miller Golden Submarine
    A recreation of the 1916 speedway special. This example is owned by US collector Buck Boudeman. (Eric Gallina)
  • 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider
    Winner, Al Fresco Finesse class, at the Cartier Style et Luxe concours. (Eric Gallina)
  • 1963 Lotus-Ford grand prix car
    (Eric Gallina)
  • Aston Martin DP214
    One of only two 214s ever built, this car failed to finish at Le Mans but went on to victory in the Inter Europa Cup at Monza. (Eric Gallina)
  • 1929 Renault 40CV 'Montlhery Coupe'
    (Eric Gallina)


Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed – affectionately known as an “automotive garden party” – is the world’s largest celebration of car culture.

The 2013 event honoured the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s iconic 911 and featured priceless historic cars as well as modern supercars racing up the hill at Lord March’s estate in picturesque West Sussex, England.

From Formula 1 and rally cars to the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Goodwood has something for every stripe of automotive aficionado.