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In pictures: live at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Thu, 26 Jun 2014


CAR magazine is reporting live from the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 - and we'll be updating this page with photos, news and snippets from Goodwood House and the famous hillclimb. Come back for updates from 26-29 June 2014, as we cover some of the flavour of the greatest British motor show.

Mercedes-Benz is the title sponsor at the Festival of Speed in 2014 - and so gets bragging rights to design the sculpture outside Goodwood House. The car maker is marking 120 years of motorsport invovlement, and its installation reflects the stretch of its racing - with racers ancient and modern on a simple parabola, arcing over Lord March's home. It's simple, effective and utterly compelling.

A Ferrari F12 Berlinetta streaks up the Goodwood hillclimb during the Moving Motor Show. The latest addition to the Festival of Speed is the Thursday, when punters and lucky prospects get the chance to drive up the hill. The festival proper kicks off on Friday - Goodwood like Glastonbury - but the week is stretching earlier and earlier.

The brains behind Goodwood, the Earl of March (left) joins sponsor the AA's Chris Jansen to start the Moving Motor Show on Thursday morning. Goodwood claims it's the biggest Moving Motor Show yet - and it's a chance for the public to drive cars not yet in showrooms - including the Citroen C4 Cactus.

Away from the Moving Motor Show, the grounds of Goodwood House are bristling with exotica. This Martini-liveried Porsche 911 is salient; check out Ferry Porsche's quote in the background - 'The last car ever built will be a sports car.' We hope so, too... 

It's the wonderful juxtaposition of old and new that makes the Festival of Speed so special.

Maserati is holding a warm-up centenary celebration at Goodwood this weekend, ahead of the full birthday party in Moden on 18 September 2014. This photo says it all really: an English rose garden, a beautiful Maserati and a be-blazered gentleman...

In between runs up the hill, pedestrians gather to cross the hillclimb. The crowds on Thursday weren't too bad, ahead of the weekend crush.

Join David Coulthard on a hot run up the hill at the Festival of Speed in our video above. His sprint in a Mercedes SLS Black Series shows you how hairy a blat up the hill can be in a modern supercar!

Wander over to the Porsche stand and you'll get an eyeful of the - ultimately unsuccessful - 919 Hybrid, fresh from its pummelling at Le Mans. It's close-up access to our motorsport heroes like this which sets Goodwood apart. The sheer breadth of race disciplines together under one metaphorical roof continues to impress.