Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008

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  1. #1 ajzahn, Jul 11, 2008
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  2. Goodwood Festival of Speed 08 - Alfa 8C Spider

    Damn that car looks nice!
     
  3. Goodwood Festival of Speed 08 - Alfa 8C Spider

    Oh so hot. I wonder if it really is better-looking than the coupe or if it just really, really suits the colour (never seen a white coupe).
     
  4. Goodwood Festival of Speed 08 - Alfa 8C Spider

    Somehow reminds me of a TVR and a Panoz. Very nice.
     
  5. #5 ajzahn, Jul 11, 2008
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    Goodwood Festival of Speed 08 - Alfa 8C Spider

    Goodwood Festival of Speed Gallery

    It's been an exciting week for British Motorsport and following on from last weekend's Grand Prix it's the Goodwood Festival of Speed. We are going to be there so make sure you log on next week to catch up with all the latest news and exclusives from this year's exciting event. In the meantime we've assembled this gallery of memorable moments from the festival both past and present for you to enjoy.

    >>> www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/225012/goodwood_festival_of_speed_gallery.html
     
  6. Alfa 8C does look better as a drop top.
     
  7. #8 ajzahn, Jul 13, 2008
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    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 daily bulletins

    By James Mann and Tim Pollard

    Motor shows & events

    11 July 2008 23:01

    SATURDAY, DAY 2: LIVE NEWS FROM THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED.

    The grandstands quickly filled up for day two of the Goodwood Festival of Speed to see a heady mix of supercars and racing cars charge up the hill – driven by a rosta of some of the finest drivers the world has ever seen. First out the blocks were the supercars with FoS debuts for the Aston Martin Vantage V12 RS, Artega GT and Lamborghini LP560. VW also showcased its roadgoing Scirocco GT24 and Toyota the 197bhp mid-engined Aygo Crazy, which will be at the London motor show later this month.

    Former Pink Floyd drummer and all-round car fan Nick Mason drove the stunning re-creation Auto Union D Type with its supercharged triple cam V12 engine capable of over 200mph up the hill. Elsewhere there was a rare outing for the Lotus Rotorvic 23. Built in 1965, the 1.5-litre V12 united six air-cooled 2-stroke-V-twin Ariel Arrow engines.

    Thrills and spills aplenty

    There were some spills, too, however. A Jaguar XK120 ‘Montlery’ slid into the hay bales at Mollcomb corner – and the same bend caught out an heroically driven Donner Chevy Pikes Peak champion car, too. More details in our gallery (click on the thumbnails above and flick through our bespoke photography from Goodwood).

    The Wacky racers made a popular return with their ranks expanded to include the Ant Hill mob, who caused havoc on the track in front of Goodwood House. And Stirling Moss pushed on with the Aston Martin DB3S while Justin Law put in a super-fast time up the hill in just 46 seconds in the Jaguar XJR12.

    Mind you, he was beaten minutes later by Anthony Reid in the Williams FW07.

    Planes and automobiles: a very Goodwood surprise

    And when the action paused briefly for the lunch break, something typically strange happened: an Airbus 380 made a spectacular appearance overhead, surprising the crowds with a series of ultra-slow flypasts.

    A very Goodwood mix of events, then. Come back for our report from the final day tomorrow (Sunday).



    FRIDAY, DAY 1: LIVE NEWS FROM THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

    CAR's team is at the Goodwood festival, reporting live from the 2008 event. And ace photographer James Mann is beaming photos over direct from the festival – see his work in our gallery here; just click on the individual thumbnails to flick through the Goodwood gallery showing all the action as it happens.

    The forecast bad weather held off all day to give visitors to this year Goodwood Festival of Speed a motoring banquet of the usual high calibre. The spectacular Land Rover central display in front of Goodwood House dominated proceedings with cars clinging to the 100-foot steel structure.

    Bond cars at the Cartier Style et Luxe

    Usually quieter than the weekend, this Friday seemed to be just as frantic with action taking place on the hill and rally stage all day long while the Cartier Style et Luxe attracted thousands of discerning classic fans. The James Bond cars were one of the themes featuring the famous Aston Martin DB5 – revolving number plates and all – plus five other 007 cars, including the submarine Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me.

    The rally stage remained dry but that didn’t stop many of the cars leaving the track where they weren’t supposed to. Stig Blomqvist entertained in the 500bhp Audi Quattro in which he won the 1000 Lakes Rally, with not a wheel out of place on the dirt. And there were no less than six Escorts in various guises battling it out to show why they were so dominant in the hands of Hannu Mikkola and Roger Clark in 1968/69.

    On the hill, Pedro de la Rosa pedalled the 2007 Lewis Hamilton McLaren up the hill to the delight of the crowds. Fancy the older F1 cars? Then you should have seen nine of the original 1908 Grand Prix cars put on a mighty charge re-enacting their last meeting at the 478-mile French race 100 years ago.

    Elsehwere, CAR assistant editor Ben Barry popped his Goodwood cherry, with a thrilling drive up the hill in a Nissan GT-R.

    >>> www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Motor-show--events/Other-shows/Summer-2008-motoring-events/Goodwood-Festival-of-Speed-daily-bulletins/


    Click here to read how he got on:
    >>> www.carmagazine.co.uk/Community/Car-Magazines-Blogs/Ben-Barry-Blog/CAR-drives-a-Nissan-GT-R-up-the-hill-at-Goodwood/
     
  8. #9 ajzahn, Jul 13, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 daily bulletins

    By James Mann and Tim Pollard


    SATURDAY, DAY 2: LIVE NEWS FROM THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED.

    The grandstands quickly filled up for day two of the Goodwood Festival of Speed to see a heady mix of supercars and racing cars charge up the hill � driven by a rosta of some of the finest drivers the world has ever seen. First out the blocks were the supercars with FoS debuts for the Aston Martin Vantage V12 RS, Artega GT and Lamborghini LP560. VW also showcased its roadgoing Scirocco GT24 and Toyota the 197bhp mid-engined Aygo Crazy, which will be at the London motor show later this month.

    Former Pink Floyd drummer and all-round car fan Nick Mason drove the stunning re-creation Auto Union D Type with its supercharged triple cam V12 engine capable of over 200mph up the hill. Elsewhere there was a rare outing for the Lotus Rotorvic 23. Built in 1965, the 1.5-litre V12 united six air-cooled 2-stroke-V-twin Ariel Arrow engines.

    Thrills and spills aplenty

    There were some spills, too, however. A Jaguar XK120 �Montlery� slid into the hay bales at Mollcomb corner � and the same bend caught out an heroically driven Donner Chevy Pikes Peak champion car, too. More details in our gallery (click on the thumbnails above and flick through our bespoke photography from Goodwood).

    The Wacky racers made a popular return with their ranks expanded to include the Ant Hill mob, who caused havoc on the track in front of Goodwood House. And Stirling Moss pushed on with the Aston Martin DB3S while Justin Law put in a super-fast time up the hill in just 46 seconds in the Jaguar XJR12.

    Mind you, he was beaten minutes later by Anthony Reid in the Williams FW07.

    Planes and automobiles: a very Goodwood surprise

    And when the action paused briefly for the lunch break, something typically strange happened: an Airbus 380 made a spectacular appearance overhead, surprising the crowds with a series of ultra-slow flypasts.

    A very Goodwood mix of events, then. Come back for our report from the final day tomorrow (Sunday).



    FRIDAY, DAY 1: LIVE NEWS FROM THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

    CAR's team is at the Goodwood festival, reporting live from the 2008 event. And ace photographer James Mann is beaming photos over direct from the festival � see his work in our gallery here; just click on the individual thumbnails to flick through the Goodwood gallery showing all the action as it happens.

    The forecast bad weather held off all day to give visitors to this year Goodwood Festival of Speed a motoring banquet of the usual high calibre. The spectacular Land Rover central display in front of Goodwood House dominated proceedings with cars clinging to the 100-foot steel structure.

    Bond cars at the Cartier Style et Luxe

    Usually quieter than the weekend, this Friday seemed to be just as frantic with action taking place on the hill and rally stage all day long while the Cartier Style et Luxe attracted thousands of discerning classic fans. The James Bond cars were one of the themes featuring the famous Aston Martin DB5 � revolving number plates and all � plus five other 007 cars, including the submarine Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me.

    The rally stage remained dry but that didn�t stop many of the cars leaving the track where they weren�t supposed to. Stig Blomqvist entertained in the 500bhp Audi Quattro in which he won the 1000 Lakes Rally, with not a wheel out of place on the dirt. And there were no less than six Escorts in various guises battling it out to show why they were so dominant in the hands of Hannu Mikkola and Roger Clark in 1968/69.

    On the hill, Pedro de la Rosa pedalled the 2007 Lewis Hamilton McLaren up the hill to the delight of the crowds. Fancy the older F1 cars? Then you should have seen nine of the original 1908 Grand Prix cars put on a mighty charge re-enacting their last meeting at the 478-mile French race 100 years ago.

    Elsehwere, CAR assistant editor Ben Barry popped his Goodwood cherry, with a thrilling drive up the hill in a Nissan GT-R.

    >>> www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Motor-show--events/Other-shows/Summer-2008-motoring-events/Goodwood-Festival-of-Speed-daily-bulletins/


    Click here to read how he got on:
    >>> www.carmagazine.co.uk/Community/Car-Magazines-Blogs/Ben-Barry-Blog/CAR-drives-a-Nissan-GT-R-up-the-hill-at-Goodwood/
     
  9. #10 ajzahn, Jul 13, 2008
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  10. #12 ajzahn, Jul 13, 2008
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  11. any W12 pics allready?
     
  12. #14 ajzahn, Jul 14, 2008
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  14. #16 ajzahn, Jul 14, 2008
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    Ferrari was present at the Goodwood Festival of Speed once again this year with a diverse array of exotic and beautiful cars on display, including the UK debut of the performance class-leading 430 Scuderia in Fiorano Ferrari livery and a truly unique 612 Scaglietti which recently completed a 13,000 km journey around India on the Ferrari Magic India Discovery Drive which took place from March to May earlier this year.

    Together with a stunningly capable 599 GTB Fiorano, these cars were located in The Sunday Times Supercar Paddock and were the main attractions of The Sunday Times Supercar Run which took place twice each day, in the early morning and around mid-day.

    The 430 Scuderia is Ferrari�s latest high-performance mid-engined V8 car, with an incredible 510hp from a naturally-aspirated 4.3 litre engine, and several weight-saving initiatives which reduce the weight of the car by 100kg over the F430 Coupe. The 430 Scuderia is the first Ferrari to combine the dynamic advantages of the Electronic Differential of the F430 Coupe with the F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano in 2006. The car also features several aerodynamic innovations, such as the patented �base bleed� which was developed by the FXX team and makes a significant contribution to the car�s overall dynamic and aerodynamic capabilities.

    This particular 430 Scuderia appeared in dynamic Fiorano Ferrari livery and is one of five 430 Scuderia cars which Ferrari GB makes available for Ferrari customers in the UK through the exclusive Fiorano Ferrari membership to drive at some of the best and most challenging Formula One circuits in the UK and around Europe. Fiorano Ferrari members also benefit from several other exclusive opportunities, such as VIP Ferrari hospitality at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and membership is open to any Ferrari owners in the UK.

    Following it in the Supercar Run was a very special 612 Scaglietti in a unique livery which it wore on a recent tour of India, covering over 13,000 km over 72 days on a journey which saw more than 50 journalists from all over the world participate in another of Ferrari�s adventures of grand trans-continental travel. The car received only a few minor modifications from standard to cope with the often rough terrain as it travelled around the Indian sub-continent: a ride height increased by 4mm and aluminium underbody protection. This 612 Scaglietti also features a new stratified electrochromic panoramic roof which lends the interior an unparalleled sense of space and airiness, with three levels of glass tint that can be selected to suit varying levels of sunlight.

    Ferrari�s third icon of the Supercar Run was the acclaimed 599 GTB Fiorano � voted EVO�s �Car of the Year� and the only GT car granted a 5-star status by Autocar, in addition to a host of other similar awards from the international media. The 599 GTB Fiorano has a development of the iconic Enzo�s 6.0 litre V12 engine, and generates an earth-spinning 620hp which propels the car to 60mph in only 3.7 seconds, while still retaining the comfort and exclusivity of this flagship performance two seater that carries on the tradition started with the similarly iconic 550 Maranello and 575M.

    Also making a star appearance at this year�s Festival of Speed was the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro F1 team, with F1 test driver Marc Gene thrilling crowds with demonstration runs in the F2007 car which Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa drove to win the F1 Constructors and Drivers Championship last year. With both titles in 2007, Ferrari extended its record tally of Championships to an incredible 15 Constructors� titles and 15 Drivers� titles, strengthening the Prancing Horse�s continued position as the most successful F1 team of all time.

    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2008/cars/others/events/07/goodwood/ferrari/gallery_fos/gallery.html
     
  15. #17 ajzahn, Jul 14, 2008
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    Jaguar XFR stars at Goodwood


    The British firm’s new 500bhp super saloon made a number of high speed runs up the famous hill, with veteran test driver Mike Cross behind the wheel.

    Jaguar officials are still cagey about confirming the XFR’s existence, describing the disguised saloon as a ‘sports prototype’. But sources close to the XFR project hinted that a production model could be expected in March 2009.

    The Jaguar XFR will be powered by a new direct injection, supercharged 5.0-litre V8 with 500bhp on tap. Expect scorching performance as a result; the XFR capable of dismissing 0-60mph in around 4.5 seconds and pressing on to a limited top speed of 155mph. Gaydon’s also expected to offer an option to remove the limiter, so 180mph+ will be possible.

    The R will have a lower ride height and stiffer springs than today’s sportiest XF, the SV8. But that model will remain on sale to satisfy drivers who want a more comfortable chassis. The XFR will be the hardcore model.

    Cosmetic changes include more vents and grilles to aid cooling, more aggressive bumpers and 20-inch alloys. Although Jaguar has agreed supplies of a new eight-speed ZF auto ‘box, at launch the XFR will only be available with the familiar six-speeder.

    XFR prices will be confirmed nearer to the car’s launch, but the SV8’s £54,900 pricetag means we anticipate that buyers won’t get much, if any, change from £60,000.


    >>> www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsGallery.aspx?AR=233863&EL=-1
     
  16. Was there a Bond cars exhibition??? I see the DB5 007, the V12 Vsnquish, the Lotus Esprit, the Toyota 2000GT...
     
  17. The biggest stars of the road and racetrack were celebrated at this year�s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

    The event, which ran from July 11 to 13, was motorsport themed, and saw action from current F1 drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

    Hamilton's starring role was the highlight for many visitors. Crowds gathered to watch DJ Chris Evans interview him on the balcony of Goodwood House, before the current F1 Championship leader took his turn in climbing the famous hill in the 2007 season McLaren-Mercedes MP4/22.

    Hamilton pleased the crowd with some tyre-smoking antics, and was followed by an over-enthusiastic Jenson Button, who managed to break the Honda RA107 F1 car he was driving! He lost both second and third gear, resulting in a fourth gear crawl up the hill.

    Formula One wasn�t the only motorsport wowing the visitors - a celebration of 50 years of BTCC touring cars took place, as well as some sideways action by a crop of rally stars and a celebration of rally driver Colin McRae�s life, 10 months after his fatal helicopter crash.

    A selection of the cars he raced over the years lined up, ranging from a Talbot Sunbeam from McRae�s teenage rally days, right up to the 2004 Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS he piloted at the Le Mans 24 hour race.

    There were plenty of supercars making their way up the hill, including the Alfa Romeo 8C, Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini LP560-4, and the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage. The Mazda Furai concept car even made an
    appearance. A bigger surprise for those attending was a low flyover of the new Airbus A380 passenger jet.

    There was also a green car section, although in Goodwood fashion, these weren�t typical environmentally-friendly vehicles. Morgan�s revolutionary LIFEcar and the Peugeot 908 Le Mans car, which runs on diesel, were highlights.

    The quickest time for climbing the hill was posted by festival regular Justin Law, clearing the course in 44.19 seconds. Touring car star Anthony Reid wasn�t far behind, with a time of 44.58 seconds achieved
    driving a 1980 Williams FW07 F1 car. Another impressive figure was �2.2million � the amount paid for a Jaguar D-Type racer at the Bonhams car auction. That makes it the most expensive Jaguar ever sold. (Auto Express)
     
  18. #20 Simoni, Jul 15, 2008
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    You can find all my pictures here:

    http://www.indetail.be

    or the separate days:
    tail.be/images/GoodWood%20Dag1/
    tail.be/images/GoodWood%20Dag2/
    tail.be/images/GoodWood%20Dag3/

    This was the first one I attended, but definitely not the last!
     
  19. #21 ajzahn, Jul 15, 2008
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    Goodwood Festival of Speed blog

    By Ben Oliver

    15 July 2008 12:24

    Did you go to the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008? Are you wondering how the experience could possibly be improved upon? Here’s my tip: do whatever it takes to score a drive up the hill. If it means selling the house, a kidney or one of the kids to buy an historic racer worthy of inclusion, just do it.

    The crazy recent inflation in the value of classic cars is driven partly by the desire to take part in events like the Goodwood Festival and Revival. Paying a seven-figure sum to buy your way in might seem crazy, but once you’ve driven here, it’s totally understandable.
    Would I like to drive a Jag XK120?

    I was lucky enough to compete in this year’s Mille Miglia in the 1951 Jaguar XK120 coupe in which Stirling Moss, among others, smashed a series of speed and endurance records, driving it at an average of over 100mph, 24 hours a days for seven days.

    Reasoning that I’d brought this priceless machine back in one piece after 1000 miles of hard driving on Italian public roads, Jaguar asked me to drive it one mile up Lord March’s driveway. I said yes before they’d finished asking.
    Cars and stars galore at Goodwood…

    There can be few other events where a star-struck nobody like me can suddenly start hanging out with the heroes of his favourite sport. At the Ball on the Saturday night, we dined next to Sir Stirling and Jochen Mass. We danced next to Jenson Button and former disco champion Petter Solberg. We had breakfast with Solberg and WRC supreme David Richards, the man who has just bought Aston Martin.

    And the line-up of cars and drivers in my batch nearly stopped my heart: I shared the track with a GT40, a Porsche 917K and a 917/30, all in Gulf colours, and the Ferrari California for which Chris Evans paid £5.5 million at auction last May.

    I shared a bit of idle banter with my fellow drivers, people like Derek Bell and Richard Attwood, incandescent heroes to people like me who think that sports car racing in the sixties and seventies was about as good and as glamorous as motorsport gets. It was like being on the set of Le Mans; only Steve McQueen was missing.

    Oh, and my car. My co-driver on the Mille Miglia, a very skilled former racing driver, drove it at Goodwood the day before and crashed at the infamous Molecomb bend, proof that the Hill is a lot harder than it looks. So instead Jaguar asked me to drive NUB120, the iconic XK120 roadster that won the Alpine and Monte Carlo rallies.
    Driving up the hill in a priceless classic

    How would you feel sitting on the start line in a historic racing car worth millions but which you’d never driven before, which the programme worryingly describes as being in ‘remarkably original condition’, with stone-cold drum brakes and a notoriously truculent crash gearbox, with all your heroes lined up behind you and a crowd of 60,000 in front of you?

    Terrified doesn’t really do the feeling justice, but no mile’s motoring will ever burn itself as completely or clearly on my memory.


    >>> www.carmagazine.co.uk/Community/Car-Magazines-Blogs/Ben-Oliver-Blog2/Goodwood-Festival-of-Speed-review/
     
  20. #22 ajzahn, Jul 17, 2008
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  21. #23 ajzahn, Jul 17, 2008
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    A stellar array of supercars kicked off the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday with manufacturers showcasing the very latest - and fastest - performance icons. Maserati lovers and fellow spectators were treated to the first UK glimpses of the trident marque�s two latest additions: the Quattroporte S and the GranTurismo S.

    The Quattroporte S, the latest incarnation of Maserati�s iconic flagship saloon, drew admiring glances at Goodwood thanks to its scintillating performance on the track and its inimitable style in the paddock. The Quattroporte S has a dual soul as a luxury saloon with sports-car performance and is fully responsive in all driving conditions whilst cosseting the driver in its luxurious and distinctive �Made in Italy� interior. It�s equipped with a 4.7 litre V8 delivering a maximum power output of 430 CV at 7,000 rpm, accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 174 mph.

    The GranTurismo S flew up the hill with supermodel Jodie Kidd behind the wheel on Saturday while celebrity chef and car collector, James Martin, took to the track on Sunday. The GranTurismo S is the ultimate expression of the Trident�s sportiness. Its 440 hp V8 4.7 litre engine, electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC Shift, transaxle layout, sporty exhaust and dual-cast brakes make the GranTurismo S a true ambassador for Maserati�s sporting flair, with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 183 mph, the highest ever reached by a standard production Maserati.

    Official prices for Maserati�s latest models, which will reach the UK showrooms in September were also announced. The new Maserati Quattroporte will be on sale at �79,000 and the Quattroporte S at �85,000. Prices for the GranTurismo S will start at �89,900.


    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2008/cars/others/events/07/goodwood/maserati/1607.html
     
  22. I went on the Saturday. Another great day. Here are my pics:

     

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