The 2013 running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed featured hundreds of great cars, motorcycles, drivers and riders taking to the 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb during the Festival weekend. The record 196,000 spectators at the 20th Anniversary Festival were treated to some truly exceptional sights and sounds as they basked in the blazing sunshine of Britain’s warmest weekend so far this year.
Highlights at this year’s Festival of Speed included a massive, triumphant-looking sculpture outside Goodwood House to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 911, as well as the fine selection of significant racing Porsches that took to the Festival hill climb. Goodwood also honored the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 60 years of the World Sports Car Championship, the 50th anniversaries of McLaren, Lamborghini, Mini Cooper S, Ford Lotus Cortina and the European Touring Car Championship as well as the 40th birthday of the World Rally Championship.
We typically narrow down our Festival of Speed “Cars of Interest’ to a list of twenty, but for this 20th Anniversary running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we just couldn’t do it. With more than 500 examples of biggest, best, fastest, loudest and most outrageous vehicles of all time invited back to Goodwood, such a selection made it almost too difficult to choose even thirty, but we gave it our best effort. Given the particular focus on Porsche, we paid extra attention to those famous cars from Stuttgart that powered their way up the hill at Goodwood, but if we missed your favorite, we certainly welcome your comments below.
Similar to our 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb Photo Gallery, and Cartier Style et Luxe Concours stories, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also provided the following images of our Top 30 Cars of Interest. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.