The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011

22 August 2011
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Richard Ayling reports from the Goodwood Festival of Speed which was held this year, 2nd-3rd July in the ground of Goodwood House, West Sussex. ...
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A memorable Goodwood weekend drew to a close on Sunday 3rd July, with Jaguar remaining the focus of the Festival as 50 years of the E-Type were celebrated among the main features of this year’s Festival of Speed.

An estimated 180,000 people attended over the four days of the event, breaking previous records for the festival – now in its 19th year. 

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that annually brings together the highest standard quality mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world.

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Held by Lord ‘Freddie’ March in the immaculate West Sussex grounds of Goodwood House, this annual hill-climb event is a true celebration of motor sport and all things automotive.

To supplement this, the motor racing enthusiast can get close up to the drivers and other personalities that are part of the four-day event. Plus you can get close up and personal to the cars and motorcycles that are the real stars of the occasion.

In addition to the sights and sounds of the Hill-Climb Challenge and the Forest Rally Stage, there are many exhibitors plying their wares for the motor sport enthusiast to purchase. Exhibitors include companies selling books, art, posters, photos, models, clothing and general motor racing ephemera...

This is an excerpt of the Goodwood Festival of Speed report first published in Collectors Gazette's September issue. To see which issues of Collectors Gazette are available to buy, click here.