Monthly Archiv: July, 2014

2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

With the London Motor Show long gone from the show schedule, Britain’s premier automotive event is now the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

For three days Goodwood stuck to the same program: an eclectic mix of cars and drivers running up the hill with several historic celebration parades inbetween.

Naturally many of the best British cars were present so we have assembled some of the photos and videos from the event.

Probably the most famous of all Mini Coopers, 33EJB which the Irish Hero Paddy Hopkirk used to win the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally.

Probably the most famous of all Mini Coopers, 33EJB which the Irish Hero Paddy Hopkirk used to win the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally.

Chassis HM2868 is one of three works Bentley Speed Sixes. Built in 1930 on a 11-foot chassis, HM2868 won the 1930 Brooklands 24 hour race with Barnato and Clement driving. The same car was used at Le Mans and placed second.

Chassis HM2868 is one of three works Bentley Speed Sixes. Built in 1930 on a 11-foot chassis, HM2868 won the 1930 Brooklands 24 hour race with Barnato and Clement driving. The same car was used at Le Mans and placed second.

Before Jaguar started to produce the D-Type, a small group of pre-production cars were made starting with the prototype chassis XKC401. This car became the testbed for the new ideas that Malcom Sayer and others would implement into their already winning C-Type design. Our feature car also has the distinction of remaining in largely original condition and is easily spotted by its long-time OVC501.

Before Jaguar started to produce the D-Type, a small group of pre-production cars were made starting with the prototype chassis XKC401. This car became the testbed for the new ideas that Malcom Sayer and others would implement into their already winning C-Type design. Our feature car also has the distinction of remaining in largely original condition and is easily spotted by its long-time OVC501.

The GT3 racing version of Benley's Continental GT is racing the the 2014 season as an all-new racecar.

The GT3 racing version of Bentley’s Continental GT is racing the 2014 season as an all-new racecar.

This Pastel Green C-Type was raced by Stirling Moss in 1952 then continued an extensive career with Michael Head.

This Pastel Green C-Type was raced by Stirling Moss in 1952 then continued an extensive career with Michael Head.

One of the pride and joys of British motoring was and still is this curious looking 1934 Napier-Railton. The nation's love for this car enabled the BDRC to secure 800 000 GBP by donation to keep it as a permanent fixture in the Brooklands Museum. This is easily the most fitting home since the Napier-Railton holds the Outer Circuit lap record of 143.44mph at Brooklands which was the center of British motoring before the war. In a sense, this is the 'Ultimate Brooklands Racecar'.

One of the pride and joys of British motoring was and still is this curious looking 1934 Napier-Railton. The nation’s love for this car enabled the BDRC to secure 800 000 GBP by donation to keep it as a permanent fixture in the Brooklands Museum. This is easily the most fitting home since the Napier-Railton holds the Outer Circuit lap record of 143.44mph at Brooklands which was the center of British motoring before the war. In a sense, this is the ‘Ultimate Brooklands Racecar’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz308XrKSIo