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Festival of Speed Preview


   Written by Richard Michael Owen.
1997 McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail

With just one week to go, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will begin on the July 11th and serve as England's premier car event.

As with previous years, many manufacturers will be onhand to showoff the lastest and greatest alongside an impressive cache of vintage machinery.

Two of the most recently announced cars for this year's event are the 2013 Innotech Aspiron and 2013 VŪHL 05 which will be part of the Supercar parade.

Our title McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ is one of two McLaren F1s being displayed by McLaren including the all-conquering chassis F1/01R that won Le Mans in 1995.

Renault will display a selection that represents their entire history from the very early 1902 Renault Type K, to the 1977 Renault Alpine Group B to the brand new Renault Twin’Run.

Peugeot will bring along the winning 208 T16 Pikes Peak which Sébastien Loeb used to win the Pikes Peak event just last weekend.

The Porsche museum will honor the 911's 50th by bringing along 5 911s from the collection including the Le Mans-winning 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 ’98.

Classic highlights will include the 1938 Phantom Corsair, One of three Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantics and a terrific 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Speciale 0425GT that will be part of the Cartier 'Style et Luxe' display.

Our gallery will be online shortly, but for now we can refer you to last year's gallery. If you can contribute photography in any way please let us know.