2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed


Yesterday the Goodwood Festival of Speed wrapped up after four days of successful runs. With no rain, 150,000 fans were able to clearly admire the supercars, F1 racers and classic sports cars that were driven up hill. Fastest time of the day went to Roger Wills who took 47.15-seconds to reach the top with his Williams-Cosworth FW05. Not far behind was a Toyota Celica sprint car and a Cargo Van built from an old XJ220 race car.

This year Goodwood celebrated the Alfa Romeo Centenary with great dedication. Along with many cars from the Alfa Romeo Museum, the organizers assembled a line of 8Cs for the Concours and also put together a row Tipo 33s in the paddock. There was an equal amount of conceptual prototypes and a recently recreated 8C 2300 Zagato Spider.

Fans of more modern cars could appreciate a striking McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail, or Ken Block drifting up the entire course in his Ford Focus. For those into classic single seaters, nothing was better than seeing Jim Clark’s Lotus Type 38 which won the 1965 Indianapolis 500 outright.

Our comprehensive gallery has many highlights from the weekend. So far we have included contributions from Tim Scott of Fluid Images, Andrew Coates of globalsupercars.co.uk and flickr users Richard Bets, Xenia Baxter and Mike Garland.