Goodwood Festival of Speed

by Helen Hooker July. 03, 2009 3722 views

Kevin and I spent today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed indulging our passion for anything with an engine and four wheels. As usual I took loads of photos, of cars, design details on cars and people. I seemed to do particularly well when it came to capturing portraits of well known personalities this year ?? we always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. I??ve posted my favourite shots from the day ?? probably my biggest ever posting on Photoblog. After we??d walked around all the paddocks and I??d taken some action shots on the hill climb we took a stroll around the trade stands. As we did so the Red Arrows started their display over the site so I grabbed my camera and long lens and took some shots, two of which I??ve included ere. I??m still very much a novice at aerial photography but I struck lucky today and managed quite a few interestingly framed (and in focus!) shots.

The front wing of a 2008 McLaren F1 car - as driven by Lewis Hamilton

John Surtees - the only person to have won motor racing world championships on both two and four wheels

The Mini driven by Peter Sellers in the 1965 Pink Panther film A Shot in the Dark

The lights of my favourite photographic car - the Pagani Zonda

The Zonda even has great wheels to photograph!

The wheel of a Bugatti Veyron - I bet these would be a pain to keep clean!

Dashboard detailing to die for…

The 2008 McLaren F1 car in action

I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to hang off the back of a motorbike and sidecar like this

Actor Peter Fonda rode his bike from the film Easy Rider up the hill very sedately, waving as he went

Marc Gene driving last year's Ferrari F1 car up the hill

The Red Arrows in action

They came very close to the ground - I've only cropped this a little bit!

Murray Walker, F1 commentator extraordinaire!

Sir Stirling Moss

How about this for an eye catching Mini paint job?!

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Igor 8 years, 1 month ago

Nice set!

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Marsha 8 years, 2 months ago

Very cool collection of shots!! Looks like a great event!

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