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Goodwood 2015 Review & Pictures
posted on Jun 30 2015 by Kiri Nowak
Goodwood was a huge success this year, with many fans braving the heat to see their favourite cars. Following our preview blog post on Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 , we were really excited to see what this year’s event had in store for us.
Some of the world’s rarest cars were on show at the festival, as well as some brand spanking new models. This year’s theme was ‘flat and fearless’, and boy did the festival deliver on this promise. There were plenty of stunts, tense moments and impressive achievements. There were so many highlights to choose from that it’s difficult to choose just a few, but here is a brief summary of some of the things that went on at this year’s event.
This year’s highlights included:
A 40 metre sculpture to celebrate Mazda’s racing success
A Nissan Juke flipping onto two wheels and breaking the world record for one mile
The new Lotus 3-Eleven was unveiled
The new Aston Martin Vulcan had it’s debut
Some of the Mad Max movie cars were on show for younger fans
The McLaren-Honda Formula One cars made quite an impression
Valentino Rossi made his debut at Goodwood, appearing on stage during the Kaiser Chiefs
Mazda showcased their new MX5
Nico Rosberg celebrated his 30th birthday at Goodwood
Ken Block took a custom 850-hp four-wheel-drive Mustang around the race track, performing a few shaky stunts along the way
Jenson Button received roars of delight from his fans as he drove the McLaren MP4/6 around the track that was once driven by the legendary Ayrton Senna.
We were lucky enough to get to this year’s event and take plenty of pictures of some of the classic cars. Here are a few from our selection.
A vintage Renault
There were some classic grand prix racing cars on display, this one driven by the great Gilles Villeneuve. But one of the most ugly GP cars to come out of Maranello.
A beautiful 4 1/2 litre bowler (supercharged) Bentley.
A stunning Ferrari tourer where the designer got it spot on.
A classic British 2-seater. Looking restrained and rather pretty. Lack of pointless embellishments.
Driven by Stirling Moss with Dennis Jenkinson (motoring journalist, notably for Motor Sport magazine) in which they won the 1955 Mille Miglia, the Italian 1000 mile sports car race, which took place on public roads from Bresia to Rome and back again. Moss won in record time, which was not beaten in the two subsequent races after which it was banned. This was the actual car, number 722, denoting the time of start, 7.22 am 1 May, 1955, 60th anniversary this year.
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