Goodwood Festival of Speed

by Helen Hooker July. 11, 2013 6771 views

Kevin and I began our annual pilgrimage to the Goodwood Festival of Speed early this morning where we plan to spend several days admiring beautiful and fast cars. There wasn't much action on the hill climb today so we focussed instead on the paddocks and concourse d'elegance where I found some wonderful colours and lines to shoot. Each year Lord March builds a huge central sculpture outside Goodwood House to celebrate a noteworthy automotive anniversary. This year's featured car is the Porsche 911 (which is celebrating its fiftieth birthday) and I had fun exploring the lines against the deep blue sky.

The central sculpture was as eye-catching as ever, particularly against this glorious clue sky.

I wonder what the collective noun for Lamborghinis is?!

A selection of old McLarens in their unique shade of orange.

This Maserati was absolutely gorgeous - I could have spent several hours shooting its colours and lines.

The new McLaren P1 supercar

McLaren MP4 12C

The front wing of a McLaren Formula 1 car.

I just can't resist weathered paintwork like this!

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Dan Ravasio 7 years, 9 months ago

What a contrast - the first and last.....

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Antonio Gil 7 years, 9 months ago

I'm totally and completely mesmerized by the beauty of these pictures. Five stars.

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Ann Garratty 7 years, 9 months ago

The first two shots are amazing with those beautiful cars shooting off into the heavens...

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 9 months ago

Stunning shots ! Both first ones are my favorites.

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Thomas Thompson 7 years, 9 months ago

Wow such a cool capture well done love it

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 9 months ago

Wow! Amazing and super colorful post....beautifully arranged and presented, Helen! Have a wonderful time!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 7 years, 9 months ago

You are always a thrill!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mimmo Mallamo 7 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful set. All of them so beautiful, the two shots of the sculptures are really stunning, but I really do love the Maserati shot. Love the colors you got and your composition, great as always. Fantastic!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 9 months ago

The second image has gone to my favs with excess speeeeeeeeed!

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