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Chichester, 30 June - 03 July, 2011

Many events in the world like to use the nickname “little Goodwood” what is a good valuation of the original, the concept is often copied but never achieved. Over the years the Festival of Speed and the Revival became so famous that today´s events attract the best cars, drivers and support from most of the large manufacturer who send their treasures from past and present. Whereas the Revival in September is purely for classic cars the Festival of Speed is dedicated to all things that can go up the hill fast on two or four wheels giving the manufacturers enough room to present their sports and supercars. As the companies spend much money on the presentation of their latest products on the large infield the Festival was extended from 3 to 4 days in 2010 with the Thursday specially for the new cars as these became more and more popular over the years.

On the weekend the supercars are the first in the morning and in the afternoon to start the 6 runs up the hill all classes have to do during the 3 days. One run is about 1.16 miles long and the fastest cars reach the finish in just under 50 sec but just few of them take the time trial serious, most of them doing just a demonstration run to entertain the public. The cars are divided in 25 different classes with an individual theme, usually 5 classes share a run up the hill.

This year many classes were dedicated to single seaters as a main theme was the centenary of the Indy 500 in addition to the grand prix classes who are a permanent feature of the festival.

On the weekend before the American Independence Day the centenary was celebrated in style. On all three days the 5 classes of indy cars where lined up on the straight in front of Goodwood house accompanied by a marching band giving an impression of the supporting program of the original race. The national anthem was played by Jeff Kollman on his guitar on top of Goodwood house and the very modern interpretation took a smile on the face of many of the present drivers like Bobby Rahal, Bobby and Al Unser, Eddy Cheever, Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves to name a few. Altogether 14 winners of this legendary race were seen in some of their cars during the weekend but also in historic cars from the first years when the race was still driven on bricks. Josh Hill drove a replica of the Lola-Ford in which his grandfather Graham Hill won the race in 1966, the cars of the modern era entertained the crowds with some donuts on the narrow road.

The Grand Prix cars span 8 classes this year ranging from the huge cars driven in the early 20th century to their modern successors of the current championship. One of the oldest cars was the Fiat Mefistofele from 1907 that was rebuilt in 1923 to set a new land speed record at 146 mph. 78 years later the monster took the hill but an unsuitable gear ratio for the hill inhibited the storm despite the massive torque. Another legend was the Napier Railton, the Brookland record holder driven by American comedian, showmaster and petrol head Jay Leno on its first run.

The next class featured a nice quartet of racing Bugattis with a Type 35, a 16-cylinder 45, a 54 and the four wheel driven T53, but stars of this class were the silver arrows of Auto Union and Mercedes. Two years after the spectacular feature of no less than 14 of these legendary racers Audi brought a Type D and a Type C with contemporary twin-wheels at the rear. The D-Type was driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck, the son of Auto Unions works driver Hans Stuck, the C-Type was driven again by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. Mercedes brought the W165 that was purely build for the Tripolis Grand Prix that was limited to the 1.5 Litre voiturettes. The car won the race but the outbreak of the war prevented a further entry of the car as intended for the following season. The car was driven up the hill by John Surtees who is still the only one to win a drivers world championship both on two and four wheels. The class of voiturettes stayed after the war and the dominant car of this era, the Alfa Romeo 159 “Alfetta” was another star of the Festival, the also present BRM V16 unfortunately stayed quit during the weekend.

Further classes featured the eras of the cosworth engine with several Lotus, Brabham and McLaren plus the Ferrari of this time, the 312 B3 just to be followed by the turbo cars of the early 1980s. As this years Festival was again at a race-free F1 weekend several of the top teams have sent their last years cars and some of their drivers to Goodwood. This year the teams of Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, Williams and Lotus had their 2010 cars on the hill as they are not allowed to run the current cars due to the ban of test drives. Years ago Nick Heidfeld set the record on the hill at less than 42 second when he showed up in 1999 with the McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 in full race trim, today the runs are more show with lot of burnouts in front of the grandstands. When the F1 cars are brought to the assembly area hundreds of fans are standing behind the fences to get a look on the stars and the cheer is getting even louder when the local heroes Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton arrive. The were joined by Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Bruno Senna and designer Adrian Newey so autograph hunters had plenty opportunities to fill their books. But also inside the assembly area it becomes more busy than in every other class as mechanics, assistants and media are numerous.

Things are cooling down a little bit when the next group of sports cars is coming up. These classes start with the pre-war cars such as the Mercedes-Benz 710 SS of Malcolm Campbell, the reconstructed BMW 328 MM Kamm Coupé and an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, cars from the 50s such as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W194 or the beautiful unrestored Ferrari 375 MM Pininfarina Spyder that was already shown at this years Villa d´Este. Sir Stirling Moss demonstrated his Porsche 718 RS61 after its restauration due to the crash at last years Monterey races. Porsche was presented by two 917, a 956 and a 961 in Rothmans livery, Alfa Romeo with three Tipo 33 in different body specification, but star of this group was the duo of Chaparrals. The 2E features the almost ridiculous high rear wing that is also known from the Lotus 49, the 2J has two fans drive by engines of snowmobiles to suck the car down to the street. Audi brought their latest Le Mans winning R18 TDI driven by Andre Lotterer who came home first overall with just over 13 seconds in front of a trio of Peugeots.

Jaguar celebrated 50 years of the legendary E-Type. Every year one manufacturer has the honour to put up a sculpture in front of Goodwood house as a landmark of the event. This year a huge E-Type build from tubes of steel was designed by Gerry Juddah who was also responsible for the previous installations. Jaguar had its own class on the hill with C-Type, D-Type, modern racers of the “Silkcut”-era and not less than 3 lightweight E- Types.

Jaguar also leads to the next element of the Festival, the Concours d´Elegance Cartier Style et Luxe where one of the seven classes was dedicated purely to the E-Type with another lightweight car on display. But stars of the concours were other cars, especially the black Ferrari 340 America with Berlinetta Body by Touring that was entered by David Cottingham of DK Engineering and that took Best of Show. Other highlights were the preserved 2/3-seater boattail Bentley 4 ½ litre Blower of 1931 called “The Green Hornet” and the Villa d´Este winning Alfa Romeo T33 Stradale. Other classes were dedicated to streamlining with cars like the Mercedes-Benz 170 V with body by Kamm or the Tatra T77 or a class for compact cars of the 1950s.

As mentioned above not just cars are running up the hill but also bikes. This year featured 4 classes of bikes including a special class for the Isle of Man TT that celebrated its centenary this year as well. Several winners and their bikes were on show and especially the modern superbikes rarely had both wheels on the ground. Beside the bikes the Rallye Cars are another part of the Festival. They have their own playground on top of the hill and all those who climb to the top (or just use the shuttle) are rewarded with a spectacle when the World Rallye Cars or the Group B cars such as the Audi Quattro Sport or Lancia Delta HF are blasting through the forest. Some of them are taking the hill as well but they usually avoid to stay on the tar and prefer a full drift on the grass, especially American Ken Block who is famous for his spectacular driving skills.

So after 4 days at the hill one has barely seen all the attractions but more than 180.000 visitors left the Festival more than satisfied. Most of them will be back in September for the Revival and it would be a surprise if the sign along the road will not say “sold out” again. All those more interested in modern stuff, bikes or rallye cars have to wait 52 weeks for the next Festival of Speed and it will be interested to see what will be featured next year as after every FoS one asks himself what might still come after all those years but the Earl of March and his team always finds something new to enjoy. As 2012 sees 50 years of the Ferrari 250 GTO it would be a surprise if this will not be honoured in Goodwood as well.

Text&images: Peter Singhof

The Classes
Class 01 – Pioneering Giants
Class 02 – Pre-war Grand Prix Cars
Class 03 – Front-Engined Grand Prix Cars
Class 04 – Garagiste Grand Prix Cars
Class 09 – Saloon Cars
Class 10 – Ultimate Rally Cars
Class 11 – Pre-War Indy
Class 12 – The Roadster Era
Class 14 – Rear-Engined Revolution
Class 15 – Winged Wonders
Class 16 – Modern Indy Cars
Class 17 – The Cosworth Years
Class 18 – The Turbo Era
Class 19 – High Tech Grand Prix Cars
Class 20 – Contemporary Grand Prix Cars
Class 21 – Classic Endurance Racers
Class 22 – Jaguar´s Le Mans Challengers
Class 23 – Post-War Gts
Class 24 – Sports Prototypes
Class 25 – Modern Endurance Racers

The Participants
001 Red Bull-Cosworth RB1 2005 Webber
002 Morris Mini Cooper S 1964 Aaltonen
002 PJ-Ford “Johnny Lighning Special” 1970 Unser Jr.
003 BSA Rocket 3 1971 Chandler
003 McLaren-Offenhauser M16C 1974 Ryan/Rutherford
004 Chaparral-Cosworth 2K 1980 Wheldon/Rutherford
005 Lancia Stratos 1974 Perez
005 March-Cosworth 85C 1985 Sullivan/Fittipaldi
006 Honda CBR1000RR 2011 Donald
006 Panoz G Force-Toyota GF09 2003 De Ferran/Castroneves
007 Mazda RX-7 1985 Paveley
007 McLaren-Cosworth MP4 1981 Button/Hamilton/Goodwin
008 Honda RS1000 1979 Wilson
008 Toyota Celica GT Twin Cam 1976 Waldegard
009 Fiat “Mefistofele” 1907/23 Lucente
010 Ferrari F10 s/n 284 2010 Gené
010 Ford Escort MK2 RS1800 1979 Haddon
011 Ligier-Cosworth JS11/15 1980 Blanpain/Faulx
012 Audi Sport Quattro 1985 Smith
012 Ferrari 312 B3 1974 Schuster
014 Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 1985 Midwinter
015 Toyota Celica Twin Cam Turbo 1985 Kopp/Waldegard
015 Williams-Renault FW15C 1993 Hill
017 Peugeot L45 1913 Rawlins
019 Penske-Ilmor PC19 1990 Illien/Ward
021 Husqvarna V-Twin 1935 Miller
021 Napier Railton 1933 Leno
022 Arrows-Asiatech A22 2001 Fuchs
023 Stevens-Offenhauser “Jim Robbins Special” 1951 Cheever/Griffiths
024 Lola-Ford T90 “Red Ball Special” 1966-type Hill
024 Triumph Trident 1972 Chandler
025 Lotus-Climax 25 1963 Middlehurst
026 Austin Seven Twin Cam 1935
027 Deidt-Offenhauser “Blue Crown Special” 1947 Static Display
027 Honda NR750 1992 Galles
030 BRM V16 P30 MK2 1953
030 MTT Streetfighter Turbine 2006 Eisenberg
030 Skoda Fabia S2000 2009 Greer
031 Penske-Mercedes PC23 1994 Fittipaldi/Unser Jr.
033 Lotus-Climax 12 1957 Davies
035 Bugatti T35 s/n 4325 1924 Hill/Jones
036 Auto Union Type C 1936-type Mason
037 DKW 250 SS 1937 Uhlmann
037 Lancia Rallye 037 1983 Kedward
037 Tecno-DAF Variomatic 1968 Van Doorne
038 Lotus-Ford 38 1965 Jaeger/Franchitti
039 Auto Union Type D 1939 Stuck
040 BMW M3 1991 Smith
040 Nissan 240 RS 1984 Walker
041 Buick Regal 1983 Lawlor/Nightingale
041 Harley Davidson VRSCF Muscle 2011 Sands
041 Porsche 911 SCRS 1984 Dirickx
042 Alfa Romeo Tipo B 1934 Taylor/Twyman
043 Ford Fiesta “Gymkhana” 2010 Block
044 Chevrolet Spark Junior F1000 2011 Davies/Settrington
044 Ford Focus ST 2011 Chilton
044 Harley Davidson XLST3 2011 Sands
045 Bugatti T45 1930 Ernst
045 Honda RVF
046 Ford Mondeo SI 1993 Powell/Radisich
047 Austin Healey 300 MK3 1964 Darcey/Woolmer
047 BMW F800R 2010 Griffin
047 Delage V12 1923 Procter
048 Honda Accord 1996 Whyte
049 Lotus-Cosworth 49B 19687 Collins
050 Jaguar C-Type 1952 Frankel
051 Honda Civic 2011 Neal/Sheddon
052 Jaguar XJS TWR 1984 Percy
053 Bugatti T53 1930 Gonzales/Hüni
054 Bugatti T54 s/n 54210 1931 Viessmann
055 Delage 2LVC 1924 Hüni/Pearson
056 Lotus-Pratt&Whitney 56 “STP Special” 1968 Jones
058 Nissan Primera 1999 Pearson/Reid
059 Toyota Avensis 2011 Wrathall
060 Jaguar E2A 1960 Dewis/Dron/Keith-Lucas
061 Toyota Celica Sprint 1995 Milner
062 Vauxhall Cavalier 1990 Pocklington
064 Audi Quattro Sport S1 E2 1985 Mikkola
065 Chevrolet Cruze 2011 Plato/ MacDowall
066 Lancia Delta S4 1986 Macaluso
066 Porsche 718 RS61 1961 Moss/Prill
068 Mini John Cooper Works WRC 2011 Meeke/Sordo
069 Skoda Fabia S2000 2011 Hänninen/Mikkelsen
070 Toyota Celica Twin Cam Turbo 1985 Kankkunen
071 Vauxhall Astra 4S 1986 Brookes
072 Mercedes Indianapolis 1923 Viessmann
073 Miller-Ford V8 1935 Malloy
074 Fiat S74 Grand Prix 1911 Wingard
075 Miller Special 1928 George/Luyendyk
076 Lotus-Cosworth 76 1974 Beaumont
077 Sunbeam “Indianapolis” 1914 Majzub
078 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser “Dayton Steel Foundry Special” 1957 Dixon/Hall
079 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser “Schulz Fueling Equipment Special” Harper
081 Watson-Offenhauser “Bardahl Special” 1963 McConnell
083 Toyota Camry 2007
084 Cooper-Climax T54 “The Kimberly Special” 1961 Lespinay
086 S-C Corp´N “Hurst Floor Shifter Special” 1964 Static Display
087 Lightning-Offenhauser 1976 Static Display
088 Lotus-Cosworth 88B 1981 Dinnage
089 Penske-Cosworth PC-6 1978 Malloy
090 Kurtis Kraft Novi “Governor Special” 1946 Nalon
091 Vollstedt-Offenhauser 1977 Chudecki
093 Eagle-Cosworth 1983 Haines/Downes
095 Brabham-Cosworth BT42 1971 Knapfield
096 Saab 96 1962 Valentine
097 Brabham-Repco BT24 1967 Tingle
099 Furgerson-Climax Project 99 1960 Rolt/Moss
101 Arrows-Megatron A10B 1988 Huter
102 Lotus-Lamborghini 102 1990 Morris/Donnelly
103 Renault RS01 1977 Arnoux/Tavares
110 Alpine-Renault A110 1971 Reynolds
110 Mercedes MGP W01 2010 Bird/Rosberg
111 Lotus Renault R29 2009 Petrov/Senna
112 McLaren M1B 1966
113 Williams-Cosworth FW32 2010
114 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Mille Miglia 1930 Gadaselli
115 Alfa Romeo 3000 CM 1953 Agazzi
116 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 “Aerodinamica Spider” 1935 Gebhard
118 Ferrari 375 MM PF Spider s/n0382 1953 Mohringer
119 Jaguar C-Type “Lowdrag” s/n 667255 1952 Dewis/Dron/Keith- Lucas
120 Jaguar XK120 1950 Collins
121 Jaguar D-Type “Long-Nose” 1956 Louwman
122 Jaguar D-Type Prototype 1954 Klass
123 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight 1963 Tuke/Buncombe
124 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight “Lowdrag” 1964 Neumark
126 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight “Lowdrag” 1963 Warburton
127 Lotus-Cosworth T127 2010 Chandhok
128 Jaguar XJ13 1965 Meaden
130 BMW M3 E30 1989 Smith/Soper
131 Ford GT40 1965 Sutcliffe/Twyman
132 Jaguar E-Type Group44 1975 Clements
133 Ballot Indianapolis 1919 George
134 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT12 1975 Copley
135 CD-Panhard 3 1964 Moore
136 Chaparral-Chevrolet 2E 1966 De Ferran/Hall Jr.
137 Chaparral-Chevrolet 2J 1970 Elford
139 Porsche 917/30 1973 Redman
141 Audi R10 TDI 2008 Werner
142 Audi R18 TDI 2011 Lotterer
151 Skoda 130 RS 1976
152 McLaren-Cosworth M19A 1971 McLaughlin
154 Ferrari 246 Dino 1959-type Loveridge
155 Alfa Romeo 155 T5 1994 Cajani
158 Jaguar XJR-5 1985 Static Display
159 Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta 1951 Rigoni
160 Dallara-Honda 2008 Wheldon/Dixon/Franchitti
161 Ford RS200 1986 Avis
162 Honda RC162 1962 Graham
162 Peugeot 405 T16 GR “Pikes Peak” 1988 Garvey
164 Lancia D50 1954-type Thiesen
165 Mercedes-Benz W165 s/n 449547 1939 Surtees
166 MG Metro 6R4 1986 Serpen
170 Jaguar Xk140 1956 Forster
170 Lohner Porsche "Sempur Vivus" 1900-type Static Display
172 Jaguar XJR9LM 1988 Lammers/Wallace
173 Volkswagen Golf GTI
175 McLaren-Honda MP4/6 1991 Static Display
176 Seat Ibiza
180 Renault Clio 2011 Hamilton
181 Honda RC181 1966-type Miller
181 Talbot Darracq GP 1926 Zweimüller
185 Toyota Celic GT-Four ST185 1992 Le Coadou
190 Mercedes-Benz 190 Evo II 1990 Asch/Ludwig
205 Peugeot 205 T16 E2 1986 Garvey
207 Peugeot 207 S2000 2011 Wilks
220 Jaguar XJ220C 1993 Law
222 Toyota 222D 1986 Day
240 Datsun 240Z 1972 Bristow
243 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2011 Block
246 Ferrari 246 Tasman 1968 Mason-Styrron
255 BMW Type 255 Kompressor 1938 Surtees
261 BRM P261 Attwood
312 Ferrari 32 PB 1972 Knapfield
318 Duesenberg “Cummins Diesel Special” 1931 Cheever
320 BMW 320i 1994 Soper
328 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Kamm Coupé Rec. 1939 Collard
332 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona 1968 Schouwenberg
333 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 1971 Merzario/Cajani
365 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Mason
375 Ferrari 375 “Grant Piston Ring Special” 1952 Louwman
400 Jaguar E-Type 1961 Vestey/Nye
423 McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23 2008 Button/Goodwon/Hamilton
500 MV Agusta 500 1960 Skinner
581 Toyota Celica GT4 2011 Smith
600 Honda CBR600RR 2011 Lowes
670 Matra-Simca MS670B 1973 Willis
710 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Rennsport 1930 Kern
711 March-Cosworth 711 1971 Wigley/Noble/Horner
718 Porsche 718 1960 Bischof
750 Alfa Romeo 750 Competizione 1955 Hutton
813 Penske-Cosworth PC9B 1981 Unser
863 March-Cosworth 86C 1986 Ryan/Newey/Rahal
882 Jaguar XJR9LM 1988 Lammers/Wallace
903 Jaguar XJR12 1990 Pearman/Brundle
906 Porsche 906 1966 Lindsay
917 Porsche 917K 1970 Redman
968 Skoda 1100 OHC 1958

Cars and Displays
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
Ferrari 250 GTO/64
Ferrari 250 TdF
Ferrari 250 TR Rep. with hardtop
Ferrari 275 GTB/4
Ferrari 599 Aperta
Ferrari F60 s/n 279
Renault Classic F1 Display

The Concours
1924 Bugatti Type 30
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Labourdette
1924 Vauxhall 30/98
193 Benetton-Ford B193B 1993 Ottavianelli/Walker
1931 Bentley 4 ½ Litre Supercharged Roadster
1933 Dymaxion
1934 Crossley Burney Streamliner
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Boattail
1935 Auburn 851 Speedster
1936 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Sedan
1937 Tatra T77
1938 Mercedes-Benz 170V Kamm 3
1939 Aston Martin Atom
194 Mercedes-Benz W194 s/n 010 1952 Ludwig/Mass
1951 Ferrari 340 America
1951 Jowett Jupiter 109
1951 Volkswagen Type 1
1952 Abarth 1500 Biposto BAT1
1953 Siata 400F
1954 Citron 2CV
1954 Maserati A6G 54 Frua Coupé
1955 Jaguar XK140
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
1957 Seat 600
1958 DAF 600 Luxe
1960 Fiat 500
1961 Jaguar E-Type
1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC
1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
1967 Ford GT40 MK3
1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale
1970 Adams Probe 16
1975 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster Commemorative
1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400
1991 Bugatti EB110 GT
200 Ford RS 200 1986 Maynard
2000 Jensen S-V8
2003 Invicta S1
2006 Koenigsegg CCX
2011 Eagle Speedster