Travel: Getting Started At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Getting Started At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

By Nat Twiss
June 26, 2015
7 Comments

Photography by Nat Twiss

It’s the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, and Petrolicious is there!

Photographer Nat Twiss will be covering the event for us, and this is an early look at the festivities as they unfolded on Thursday—and it looks like this weekend will be one to remember.

As the priceless race cars were being unpacked, Twiss was able to capture a number of awesome shots that hints at the action ahead. From the Mazda 787B to Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari Formula 1 car, it should be quite the sight when these machines are driven up the hill in anger.

Follow us on Instagram through the weekend for more updates, and be sure to follow Nat Twiss on Instagram @nat_twiss and Twitter @nattwiss. And if you can get down to Goodwood this weekend, go!

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Stephan P
Stephan P
8 years ago

More information on that Peugot. 404 please.

Riccardo
Riccardo
8 years ago

Its a fantastic event in terms of the significance of the cars there, possibly the best way to experience what some of these machines are about and hear and see them in action (short of driving them oneself). Always loved watching the startup procedure for the race cars, they sound so gruff and raw, its music to my ears.

Having said that, last time I went in 2011 I felt that the event had become a victim of its own success, too commercial with all the manufacturers mega stands, too many people etc.

Still, I’m looking forward to some great action shots from someone slumming it over there!

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
8 years ago
Reply to  Riccardo

I have to agree with your criticism whole heartedly ! That along with the fact that the manufactures keep trying to steal the limelight with their phony ‘ record ‘ runs up the hill in the press has put a serious damper on the whole affair for me as well . The classic cars are still great mind you but the attitudinal atmosphere has become unbearable . Then again the same can be said for Pebble Beach etc etc . As the gentrification rises : so rises the cost : then so rises the advertisers and manufactures involvement , and hence decreases the enjoyment of the event for those of us not ( currently ) of major ‘ celebrity ‘ status . Unless of course dealing with Attitudes and Hattitudes are your thing

Greg Mack
Greg Mack
8 years ago
Reply to  Riccardo

I echo the positive comments regarding the event. For a large scale “show” this one has nearly everything. We avoided the big weekend crowds that come with the “big names.” On Thursday and Friday we did have what I think was unprecedented access to the cars and drivers. I never thought I be talking to an Alfetta pilot moments after he made his run back down the hill. Or chatting up several tipo 33 owners and mechanics in the paddock. Away from the track impromptu conversations with members of the Maserati factory team and numerous vintage car writers at restaurants and pubs were nice bonuses. The living museum aspect, not just the sights, but the sounds of a amazing list of cars shouldn’t be missed. The amenities, food, setting, etc., make for a very engaging experience.

Ian Miles
Ian Miles
8 years ago

The best sports car festical there is. Just watching the live feed. Next best thing to being there, but not nearly as good. It will have to do this year. Waiting to see Rossi fresh from Assen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e9UKJjq_Do

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
8 years ago

I spy a few cars there I’d like to see run up that hill.

I saw Ickx in the 936 tear through Laguna Seca (original layout) back in the day. Defining moment for a 12 year old petrol head. Wow, time flies.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
8 years ago

If I recall correctly, I even took photographs… if I could only find those negatives in that hidden away shoebox. 😉

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