July 7th-9th - Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood | People | In The Beginning | True Grit | Clash of the Titans | Lasting the Distance | Leading from the Front | All-American Heroes | Gentlemen and Players | Panel Beaters | Tortuous Torture | From Aero to Turbo | Riding High | State of the Art | High-tech and High-revving | Feats of Endurance | Supercars | Rallying

Motor Sport Pioneers - 1886-1914

1886 Benz tri-car, it made it up the hill, although with a calendar rather than a stop-watch:

1906 Darraq 4-cylinder 12.7 litre! Raced in the first Grand Prix in 1906, and was Malcolm Campbell's original 'Bluebird' raced by him at Brooklands until 1914:

1907 Renault Type 46. A replica of the winner of the first GP in 1906 was a static exhibit on the Renault stand, the original having been 'lost':

1908 Panhard et Levassor, 12.8 litres. Two of the original three cars in the 1908 Grand Prix were at Goodwood:


The Barney Oldfield Benz 'Prince Henry Special' of 1909. Oldfield won his first race in 1902 and continued winning until his death in 1946. This car starred in two films, and for those of you that think 4-valve hemi-head engines are high-tech this car had one of the first!:

1911 Fiat S74 Grand Prix:

1914 Mercedes Grand Prix:

1914 Opel came 10th in the 1914 Grand Prix, and lapped Brooklands at 100mph in the hands of Sir Henry Seagrave after the first World War. It was owned by one family from 1931 (bought for 30!) until 2003:

Goodwood | People | In The Beginning | True Grit | Clash of the Titans | Lasting the Distance | Leading from the Front | All-American Heroes | Gentlemen and Players | Panel Beaters | Tortuous Torture | From Aero to Turbo | Riding High | State of the Art | High-tech and High-revving | Feats of Endurance | Supercars | Rallying