Wednesday, July 6, 2011

GREETINGS FROM GOODWOOD!

Sarasota CafĂ© Racers Dick York and Mike Thrasher and Jaguar Land Rover’s Stuart Schorr, sent photo greeting cards from the Festival Of Speed.
With the annual Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show now over for another year, Goodwood is reflecting on a truly exceptional weekend, which attracted a record 181,000 enthusiasts, as well as more than 100 star racing drivers and riders. From a vast variety of Festival of Speed highlights, a few other notable moments included renowned stunt driver Terry Grant setting a new record in a Nissan Juke, above, Dick York photo, for driving up the entire 1.16-mile hillclimb on two wheels!
Among many 2011 Festival highlights was Sunday’s thrilling Top Ten timed shoot-out finale against the clock, with Dan Collins bringing this year’s event to a stirring conclusion with an epic performance in his Lotus 88B.

Celebrated drivers tackling the Festival hillclimb included Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, John Surtees and Sir Stirling Moss, making his first public appearance behind the wheel since announcing his retirement from competitive motor racing a few weeks ago. 
The 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type was marked with a jaw-dropping 92-foot-high sculpture, above, of this most iconic of British sports cars. A large selection of Jaguars also took to the Hill as Goodwood celebrated 60 years since the Coventry marque’s first victory at LeMans.

An incredible number of GT cars were entered in show as well as racing competition categories, including this stunning GT40 street version, below, Stuart Schorr photo.

For those who were not fortunate enough to partake in the festivities at Lord March’s estate, check out,
http://www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed/news-and-coverage/news-and-coverage.aspx

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