Goodwood 2013 - 20 Years Festival of Speed

Goodwood - this mecca for friends of well-groomed handling of racing four- and two-wheelers, is located in the south-west of England in a region that offers little more fascination and employment outside of the two festivals than mowing the huge meadows with equally large New Holland tractors.

The Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival Meeting are the two highlights on the lands of the "Earl of March" the current owner of the lands around Goodwood.

2013 - 20 years of Festival of Speed

Porsche 962 C 940

When a certain Alain Prost drove to fourth world title twenty years ago in Formula One, Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Earl of March and Kinrara - or better known as the Lord March - founded the first Festival of Speed.

Since then, the excitement and scope of the event has grown every year, the queues at the ticket booths have become longer and the parking lots, sorry, the huge meadows around Goodwood that have been converted into parking lots have to accommodate more visitor vehicles every year. If you arrive with your own sports car, you have a parking space on the hill and in the immediate vicinity of the festival. When the midday sun burns in the sky, the super sports cars from McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Co are lined up in this parking lot and look as strangely unhurriedly as only the small cars in front of the local supermarket do.

Goodwood is special

Describing this Festival of Speed ​​is not easy. I could lapse into the possible prose and terms like “picturesque” for the hamlets around Goodwood. I could write about sports cars that “grip” their way through the bend and, of course, talk about the air, the smell of which is impregnated by the burnt fuel mixture, too much sunscreen on English skin, burnt rubber tires and fish & chips, sometimes heavily over the grandstands.

But best of all - speak pictures. 

In Goodwood, the vehicles in 31 started in different groups. From the pre-war record vehicle to vehicles of the future. Goodwood had something to offer for every fan.

50 years of Porsche 911

Two Porsche 911 that could not be more different. The black and yellow Pirelli Porsche is an 1993er Supercup Porsche with 3.8 liter boxer and the high-lying Rothmans Porsche is an 1984er Paris-Dakar Porsche 911 with all-wheel drive and 300 PS strong 3.2 liter six-cylinder boxer engine.
Two Porsche 911 that could not be more different. The black and yellow Pirelli Porsche is an 1993er Supercup Porsche with 3.8 liter boxer and the high-lying Rothmans Porsche is an 1984er Paris-Dakar Porsche 911 with all-wheel drive and 300 PS strong 3.2 liter six-cylinder boxer engine.
Porsche 911 SC "SAFARI" used by the Porsche Museum. Year of construction 1978. The 3 liter six-cylinder has an output of 280 hp, the vehicle has 30 centimeters of ground clearance and weighs 1080 kg. Björn Waldegard finished fourth in the Safari Rally in 1978 in this vehicle.
Porsche 911 SC “SAFARI” used by the Porsche Museum. Year of construction 1978. The 3 liter six-cylinder has an output of 280 hp, the vehicle has 30 centimeters of ground clearance and weighs 1080 kg. Björn Waldegard finished fourth in the Safari Rally in 1978 in this vehicle.
The winner of the Sebring 12 1973 hours. A Porsche 911 RSR. At the wheel at the time: Hurley Heywood.
The winner of the Sebring 12 1973 hours. A Porsche 911 RSR. At the wheel at the time: Hurley Heywood.

But Porsche didn't just celebrate the “50 Years of 911” anniversary with moving cars, but also with a very special sculpture - more about this Artwork, behind this link. 

50 years of Porsche 911 - a sculpture with special requirements.
50 years of Porsche 911 - a sculpture with special demands.

 Another time:

1894 handed 3 PS to win the first car race. The Peugeot type 5 won the race on the route from Paris to Rouen.
1894 handed 3 PS to win the first car race. The Peugeot type 5 won the race on the route from Paris to Rouen.
111 years old, the Renault Type K from 1902. The brother of the designer, Marcel Renault, won the 1902 km long race from Paris to Vienna with this 1.300 vehicle.
111 years old, the Renault Type K from 1902. The brother of the designer, Marcel Renault, won the 1902 km long race from Paris to Vienna with this 1.300 vehicle.
5.5 liter displacement, four cylinders and 16 valves. The Benz 21/80 from 1910 was already over 160 km / h. The open four-seater built for the "Prinz Heinrich Tour" was piloted by Jochen Mass this year.
5.5 liter displacement, four cylinders and 16 valves. The Benz 21/80 from 1910 was already over 160 km / h. The open four-seater built for the “Prinz Heinrich Tour” was piloted by Jochen Mass this year.
The winner of the German Grand Prix - 1939 - a Mercedes W154 with almost 500 PS strong V12 was driven by Jochen Mass, among others.
The winner of the German Grand Prix - 1939 - a Mercedes W154 with almost 500 hp V12 was also driven by Jochen Mass.
Sir Stirling Moss won his first Grand Prix on the W196, a former GrandPrix racing car from the year 1954 / 55. This car drove in Goodwood: Hans Herrmann, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and Nico Rosberg!
Sir Stirling Moss won his first Grand Prix on the W196, a former GrandPrix racing car from the year 1954 / 55. This car drove in Goodwood: Hans Herrmann, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and Nico Rosberg!

Long Distance:

With an 5 lap lead, this Alpine-Renault won the LeMans race 1978. The top speed at that time was 384 km / h
With an 5 lap lead, this Alpine-Renault won the LeMans race 1978. The top speed at that time was 384 km / h
Hunting with an 7 liter V12, went twice around the clock in LeMans and won. 1988er Jaguar XJR9LM with Andy Wallace at the wheel.
Hunting with an 7 liter V12, went twice around the clock in LeMans and won. 1988er Jaguar XJR9LM with Andy Wallace at the wheel.
TS020 is the name of the 1998er Toyota GT-One for the 24 hours from LeMans. Moved to Goodwood this year by Emmanuel Collard and Martin Brundle.
TS020 is the name of the 1998er Toyota GT-One for the 24 hours from LeMans. Moved to Goodwood this year by Emmanuel Collard and Martin Brundle.
The 1999 LeMans winner, the BMW V12 LMR prototype with a 6.1 liter V12 engine. At the wheel: Marc Surer. There is a photo of Marc below, under "Personalities".
The 1999 LeMans winner, the BMW V12 LMR prototype with a 6.1 liter V12 engine. At the wheel: Marc Surer. There is a photo of Marc below, under “Personalities”.

 

 

Moments:

Sometimes a look at the equipment with which the vehicles roll to the start is enough to quickly understand that even in the high-tech world Formula 1, the cars live faster than the hardware and software used. A McLaren MP4 / 13 from 1998 and the associated laptop for the on-board electronics.
Sometimes a look at the equipment with which the vehicles roll to the start is enough to quickly understand that even in the high-tech world Formula 1, the cars live faster than the hardware and software used. A McLaren MP4 / 13 from 1998 and the associated laptop for the on-board electronics.
Chris. Team member of the Formula 1 racing team RedBull. The shower manufacturer who prefers to feed off the traditional racing car manufacturers.
Chris. Team member of the Formula 1 racing team RedBull. The shower manufacturer who prefers to fill the traditional racing car manufacturers.
Engine p0rn in Goodwood
Engine p0rn in Goodwood
Ex-Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's Ferrari 250 GTO.
Ex-Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's Ferrari 250 GTO.
The cockpit of the "Snowplow Ferrari" 312 from 1972. A Formula 1 car with a 3 liter V12 engine.
The cockpit of the “Snowplow Ferrari” 312 from 1972. A Formula 1 car with a 3 liter V12 engine.

personalities:

CEO of Porsche AG. Matthias Müller. The job just seems to include all the sunny sides of life .. :)
CEO of Porsche AG. Matthias Müller. The job just seems to include all the sunny sides of life .. 🙂
As the son of the "mountain king" Hans Stuck and his wife Christa-Maria Stuck, he was able to gain experience at the Nürburgring as a teenager, as his father held driver training courses there. With a special permit he got the driver's license with 16 years. 1969, he won the sports driver course at Scuderia Hanseat and earned the international racing license with success in smaller races. Source: Wikipedia
As the son of the "mountain king" Hans Stuck and his wife Christa-Maria Stuck, he was able to gain experience at the Nürburgring as a teenager, as his father held driver training courses there. With a special permit he got the driver's license with 16 years. 1969, he won the sports driver course at Scuderia Hanseat and earned the international racing license with success in smaller races. Source: Wikipedia
Jacky Ickx is a former Belgian Formula 1 and sports car racing driver. He is by far the most successful all-round racer because he has competed in a wide variety of motorsport disciplines and won in his 30 years. Source: Wikipedia
Jacky Ickx is a former Belgian Formula 1 and sports car racing driver.
He is by far the most successful all-round racer because he has competed in a wide variety of motorsport disciplines and won in his 30 years. Source: Wikipedia

 

Hans Herrmann is a former German racing driver. The Schwabe, who is a trained confectioner, was one of the most versatile German pilots who competed in a wide variety of races and brands. His career ranges from working with pre-war actors such as Mercedes race director Alfred Neubauer to the beginning of Porsche's dominance in the 24 hour races at Le Mans. He started successfully in legendary long-distance races like Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Carrera Panamericana and is one of the last witnesses of this era. Source: Wikipedia
Hans Herrmann is a former German racing driver.
The Schwabe, who is a trained confectioner, was one of the most versatile German pilots who competed in a wide variety of races and brands. His career ranges from working with pre-war actors such as Mercedes race director Alfred Neubauer to the beginning of Porsche's dominance in the 24 hour races at Le Mans. He started successfully in legendary long-distance races like Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Carrera Panamericana and is one of the last witnesses of this era. Source: Wikipedia
Bobby Unser 1949 started racing. 1957 was the first time he won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which he won twelve more times during his career. 1963, he drove the 500 miles from Indianapolis for the first time and took the 33 at the end of the race. Place. His first win at the 500 miles from Indianapolis was 1968. 1975 and 1981 achieved two further successes in Indianapolis. He is the only driver alongside Rick Mears to win this race in three different decades. 1975 was the winner of the International Race of Champions series, winning two of the four races held. In the years 1968 and 1974, he won the American USAC National Championship. Source: Wikipedia
Bobby Unser 1949 started racing. 1957 was the first time he won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which he won twelve more times during his career. 1963, he drove the 500 miles from Indianapolis for the first time and took the 33 at the end of the race. Place. His first win at the 500 miles from Indianapolis was 1968. 1975 and 1981 achieved two further successes in Indianapolis. He is the only driver alongside Rick Mears to win this race in three different decades. 1975 was the winner of the International Race of Champions series, winning two of the four races held. In the years 1968 and 1974, he won the American USAC National Championship. Source: Wikipedia
Nelson Piquet is a Brazilian racing car driver. Between 1978 and 1991, he started at 204 Grand Prix races in Formula 1 and became world champion three times during this time. Piquet became known above all as the first world champion in Formula 1, who had won the title with a turbo engine (1983 with BMW). Source: Wikipedia
Nelson Piquet is a Brazilian racing car driver. Between 1978 and 1991, he started at 204 Grand Prix races in Formula 1 and became world champion three times during this time.
Piquet became known above all as the first world champion in Formula 1, who had won the title with a turbo engine (1983 with BMW). Source: Wikipedia
Henri Pescarolo is a former French racing driver. He became known for his work in Formula 1 (1968 to 1976) and in the 24 hour race at Le Mans, which he won four times between 1972 and 1984. He also took part in the Paris-Dakar desert rally several times. In the year 2000, Pescarolo founded his own motorsport racing team, Pescarolo Sport. Source: Wikipedia
Henri Pescarolo is a former French racing driver. He became known for his work in Formula 1 (1968 to 1976) and in the 24 hour race at Le Mans, which he won four times between 1972 and 1984. He also took part in the Paris-Dakar desert rally several times. In the year 2000, Pescarolo founded his own motorsport racing team, Pescarolo Sport. Source: Wikipedia
Marc Surer - Ex-Formula 1 racing driver and winner of the 24h from Spa.
Marc Surer - Ex-Formula 1 racing driver and winner of the Spa 24 Hours.

Sir Stirling Crauford Moss, OBE (* 17. September 1929 in London, England) He started between 1951 and 1961 in the highest automotive motorsport class (Formula 1) and is considered the most successful driver among them with four runner-up world championships and 16 Grand Prix victories who never became world champions.
Sir Stirling Moss, OBE (* 17.September 1929 in London, England)
He started between 1951 and 1961 in the highest automotive motorsport class (Formula 1) and, with four runner-up world championships and 16 Grand Prix victories, is the most successful driver among those who never became world champions. Source: Wikipedia

Tomorrow's sports car?

Hopefully not.

Affenschaukel.
Affenschaukel.
When too much marketing budget leads to stupid ideas. A Twizy F1.
When too much marketing budget leads to stupid ideas. A Twizy F1.

Introduced in Goodwood, the new Skoda Octavia RS:

In a place where you can find so many Speedheads, you can also host the premiere of a new sporty top model. Skoda thought so and presented the RS offshoot of his Octavia in Goodwood.

The new Octavia RS - premiere in Goodwood.
The new Octavia RS - premiere in Goodwood.
With a turbo gasoline engine with 220 PS or turbo diesel with 184 PS.
With a turbo gasoline engine with 220 PS or turbo diesel with 184 PS.
The prices for the Octavia RS start at 29.390 Euro for the turbo gasoline, the diesel will cost 29.890 Euro.
The prices for the Octavia RS start at 29.390 Euro for the turbo gasoline, the diesel will cost 29.890 Euro.

ABT sportsline

In Germany a term for every fan of sporty, refined Audi and Volkswagen, now also represented in Goodwood for the first time. The tuner ABT from the Allgäu. In addition to a VW T5 with a sensational license plate, the ABT R8 GTR was also on the stand. I already have a driving report on the “Topless Version” (GTS) in my blog [click].  As it should be for real car freaks, the group around the ABT press officer didn't just fly to Goodwood. If flown low, it would be more likely to hit. With 1.890 PS to Goodwood and soon with an extra article from me in retrospect!

Thanks to ABT POWER, the Allgäu dream car now brings 620 PS (456 kW) onto the road. The standard model is 525 PS (386 kW). A performance increase of almost 20% is a real announcement in the super sports class: The ABT R8 GT S sprints from a standing start to 3,6 km / h in 100 seconds, the maximum speed is then 320 km / h.
Thanks to ABT POWER, the Allgäu dream car now brings 620 PS (456 kW) onto the road. The standard model is 525 PS (386 kW). A performance increase of almost 20% is a real announcement in the super sports class: The ABT R8 GT S sprints from a standing start to 3,6 km / h in 100 seconds, the maximum speed is then 320 km / h.
The right license plate and you save half the sticker :)
The right license plate and you save half the sticker 🙂

 

Goodwood - for fans of all types of internal combustion engines, just heaven on earth. And where else can you get so close to legends?

Goodwood 2014? Definitely again!

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