Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 – Top 20 Cars of Interest
1903 Mercedes 60HP won that year’s Gordon Bennett Cup when driven by Belgian ‘Red Devil’, Camille Jenatzy.
George Wingard took to the hill aboard his mighty 1911 Fiat S74. This 14.2-litre, four-cylinder-engined monster was raced new by aviation and speedboat pioneer Caleb Bragg. He led the 1911 US Grand Prix only to drop out after the car developed an oil leak. He claimed honours the following season.
The Festival’s founder Lord March was generously offered the rare privilege of driving the ex-Jochen Rindt 1970 Lotus 72 Gold Leaf, and he is still grinning from ear-to-ear after this unique experience.
Lukas Huni raced his 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Bertinetta Competition SEFAC, which is a short wheelbase car that is technically one evolution earlier than the 250 GTO but it utilizes the same engine. It was raced by brothers Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez and won the 1000 kilometers of Paris in 1961.
The ex-Carrera Panamericana 1952 Mercedes-Benz W194 was driven by Jackie and Paul Stewart.