The 2014 running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed featured a great selection of cars, motorcycles, drivers and riders taking to the 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb. With a theme ‘Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport’, this year’s event was the largest and most successful in history, attracting 200,000 highly-enthusiastic visitors to West Sussex.
Highlights at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 included a massive sculpture outside Goodwood House to celebrate 120 years of motorsport heritage by Mercedes-Benz and its founding fathers. Another significant anniversary honoured included 100 years since the fabled 1914 French Grand Prix, in which the Mercedes team overcame strong opposition to score a commanding 1-2-3 victory. Mercedes-Benz’s victorious stints in grand prix racing in 1934 and 1954 were also celebrated, as were 100 years of Maserati, 60 years of the Jaguar D-type, the 50th anniversary of the Mini’s first Monte Carlo Rally victory and the 40th anniversary of McLaren’s first F1 crown.
Lord March said, “Once again the Festival of Speed has produced a thrilling spectacle on the Hill climb and delighted hundreds of thousands of visitors who have brought their enthusiasm for motor sport to Goodwood. Our event theme was ‘Addicted to Winning’ and with reams guests that include seven Formula 1 world champions and some of the greatest drivers from NASCAR, rallying, sports cars and motorcycling, we’ve managed to gather more famous names from motor sport than ever before. And we were blessed with splendid weather all weekend too.”
Similar to our 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed Photo Gallery, Picture Gallery and Cartier Style et Luxe Concours stories, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also provided the following images of our Top 25 Cars of Interest. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 – Top 25 Cars of Interest