Friend of Auto Auctions Monthly Edward Brown provided the following coverage from Goodwood.
POSTCARD FROM THE 25th GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Celebrating its Silver Jubilee, with an ever increasing four day attendance and approaching two
hundred and seventy-five thousand visitors; the Festival of Speed remains a pre-eminent celebration
of endeavour on two, four and more wheels. With multiple exhibits from global motor manufacturers
and renowned private collections, combined with the stars who have shaped our sport…this event
remains unmissable, whatever your preferred discipline!!
Celebrating its platinum anniversary, Porsche AG was this year’s featured marque; atop Gerry
Judah’s biggest ever “sculpture” outside Goodwood
House( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gk_IQs-HQA ), presenting a 1948 356 coupe, the 1969
917K endurance racer (driven by Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans), the 1987 Paris-Dakar winning
959, a 2015 918 Spyder hybrid road car, a 2015 919 Le Mans Prototype and the 2016 911R road car.
Other celebrations included:
– Seventy years of the British Grand Prix
– The all-terrain, Land Rover Series One’s, seventieth birthday
– Sixty years since former FOCGB President, the late Jack Sears, won the inaugural British Saloon
– The Diamond anniversary of global, multi-discipline, race car manufacturer, Lola Cars; made more
poignant, by the very recent loss of its former owner and historic racer, Martin Birrane.
The three established paddocks, located either side of the House, were split by entrants of the Cartier
Style et Luxe Concours, with an eclectic entry of forty cars, including Peter Neumark’s recently
restored and unique, Pininfarina-bodied, 1954 Jaguar XK120, complemented by multiple variants of
the legendary sports-racing Porsche 550, Gavin Moule’s 1995 McLaren F1 and my favourite – the
1956/63, unique Michelotti-bodied, Jaguar D-type. Overall winner was Colin Mullan’s 1972 Monteverdi
High Speed 375L.
Ferrari S.p.A. & Corse Clienti (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MosMdRDS3Uk)
The adjacent supercar display, has evolved into a global Motor Show – this year, more than thirty
manufacturers displayed production models, prototypes or design concepts. Ferrari S.p.A. presented
an FXXK Evo, the sonorous FXX, a black-hued La Ferrari Aperta, the 710bhp 488 Pista and the
stunning 599FXX, Aston Martin it’s visceral “track-day only” Vulcan and recently released, DBS
Superleggera, whilst Bentley Motors demonstrated their 2018 Pikes Peak class-winning, Bentayga.
Very popular with visitors, were the all–new McLaren P1 GT, the 1300+ bhp, all-electric, Nio EP9 EV,
the very limited production Koenigsegg Agera RSN and the locally-built, opulent, Rolls Royce
Supercar shoot-out – (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W2zB0auc24)
On-board with Anthony Reid and the winning BAC Mono
With the F1 season almost at halfway point; several teams stopped off en-route to Budapest, to
entertain in the balmy weather, in the West Sussex countryside – Williams, McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull
and Renault shared the limelight, with 2009 World Champion Jenson Button driving the Honda
Collection’s 1968 RA301 F1 car and current Mercedes-AMG Petronas racer, Valterri Bottas,
delighting Sunday’s attendance with multiple doughnuts, aboard the 2016 Constructors
Championship-winning, W07 Hybrid.
On the “hill”, the Ferrari enthusiast was well catered for – F1 test driver, Marc Gene, drove the 2009
F60; historic racer’s Sally Mason-Styrron and Nick Mason were quick in their 166MM and Group 4
Daytona respectively, 2017 FIA WEC GTE Championship winner James Calado made several very
rapid ascents with a 488GTE and Gestione Sportiva racer Arturo Merzario and Jason Wright
demonstrated the latter’s two superb 156 F1 “Sharknose” recreations.
On-board the first ever driverless ascent of Goodwood Hillclimb, with Robocar –
The continued popularity of Goodwood can be seen from the number of famous drivers and riders,
past and present, who relish the opportunity to be reunited with their original charges – this year the
“Drivers Club” welcomed amongst many others – Tom Kristensen, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mikka
Hakkinen, Emmanuele Pirro, Kenny Brack, Rene Arnoux, Mark Webber, Frank Biela, Jochen Mass,
Richard Attwood, John McGuinness, Bobby Labonte, Giacomo Agostini, Steve Soper, Derek Bell,
Mike Skinner, Matt Neal and Freddie Spencer.
Day 1 highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWnEIvnDgdU
Day 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQxif0h-ASI
Day 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8faMUZajBg
Day 4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ1fy2uB0gY
Congratulations to overall winner Romain Dumas in his 900+bhp, 2018 Pikes Peak hillclimb-winning
Volkswagen I.D. R( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d-Oj0dxRy4 ), ahead of sometime DTM racer
Peter Dumbreck in the aforementioned Nio EP9 EV and former European Hillclimb Champion, Joerg
Weidinger in a BMW M3 coupe, equipped with a 550bhp, F1-derived, Judd V8…..third overall in 46.43
seconds and the fastest ‘climber, powered by a car with an internal combustion engine!
Timed shoot-out( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DorfMn8LR-c )