The 20th year of the Goodwood Festival of Speed offers more attractions than ever. Here are 20 of the best
24 June 2013

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In that time it has grown from a small celebration of motorsport at Lord March’s country pile into one of the world’s biggest motorsport shows.

With hundreds of iconic cars and world famous drivers lining up to tackle Goodwood’s narrow and winding hillclimb and twisting rally stage, here are the 20 things we’re most looking forward to... 

Modern-day masters

Putting worries about tyre conservation to the back of their minds, expect to see Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Nico Rosberg and Roman Grosjean indulge in burnouts to thrill the crowds. 

Crazy Renaults

Renault’s unhinged Twin’Run and Twizy F1 concepts will debut on British soil. Former Renault F1 racers Rene Arnoux and Alain Prost and rally legend Jean Ragnotti will take turns in driving the machines.  

Rallying greats

If you want to see what WRC is really like, make sure you stroll up the hill and watch Andreas Mikkelsen and other legends slide around the forest rally stage. 

Cartier Style et Lux

50 of the world’s finest historics will compete at this year’s concours d’élégance, including the stunning 1929 Bugatti Type 41 ‘Royale’ and the one-off Phantom Corsair from 1938. 

Speed record machines

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird V LSR is crossing the Atlantic from its home at the Daytona International Speedway to be joined by the Bluebird CN7 LSR. Also look out for the LSR Sunbeam 1000bhp Tiger. 

From F1 to P1

There’s the tantalising potential of the McLaren P1 hypercar, on its dynamic debut, having a crack at the fastest time up the 1.16-mile course for a production car. Not to be missed.

Michelin supercar run

Expect to see more than 50 supercars in total, with the likes of Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti and Jaguar represented. Supercars will also feature in a new parking area close to the hill. 

232 GP wins on parade

17 winners; 232 F1 successes. Legends such as Nelson Piquet, Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Jochen Mass and Emerson Fittipaldi will appear. Look out for ‘Quick’ Nick Heidfeld, too.

The lion roars

Peugeot’s copper and carbonfibre supercar – the Onyx - combines futuristic design and the use of innovative materials with huge power from a 3.7-litre, 600bhp, V8 HDI diesel-electric hybrid power unit. 

Moving Motor Show

The Goodwood Moving Motor Show, held on Thursday, will offer new car buyers and enthusiasts the opportunity to see the very latest models up close, and in many cases drive them. 

Porsche 911 turns 50

All seven generations of perhaps the most iconic car ever will be represented as road and racing 911s thunder up the hill. There will also be a special 911 installation outside Goodwood House. 

Experience Bowler first-hand

Not only will visitors get the chance to see and hear the ferocious Bowler rally cars at the off-road driving area, but (for a fee) will get to experience them, too. 

See the future

Take some time out from indulging in the past to see the future of mobility, with hydrogen concept cars, solar-powered race cars and rare prototypes at the FoS-TECH domes. 

Ex-Fangio W196 'Benz

It’s hard to put into words the significance of this particular lot. Bonhams will auction Juan Manuel Fangio’s German and Swiss grands prix-winning 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196. It could go for more than £10 million.

Vulcan flypast

The last airworthy Vulcan bomber, recently threatened with decommission, will fly overhead at this year’s show. XH558 first flew in 1960 and still does thanks to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust.

Alfa Romeo 4C debut

The most exciting Alfa in decades will be seen on the move for the first time in the UK. The Lotus Elise-sized Alfa 4C is built around a carbonfibre tub and weighs less than 900kg.

90 years of Le Mans

Few racing cars are as inspiring as those involved in the top echelon of endurance racing, and you can expect everything from the early Bentley 4½ Litre to the invincible Audi R18 of recent times.

Hemi under glass

Bob Riggle will be back doing wheelies in the ‘Hemi Under Glass’ 1965 Plymouth Barracuda. It should be quite a sight, especially with the Barracuda’s 426 Hemi where you’d normally find the back seats.

Supersonic Bloodhound

The actual world record attempt car is still in development, but the Bloodhound team will be bringing a mock-up of their 1,000mph challenger. The real thing uses an F1 Cosworth V8 as a fuel pump.

Wailing F1 cars

Amongst Le Mans winners and Can-Am monsters, Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, Mercedes, Caterham, Lotus and Marussia will all be bringing modern Formula 1 machinery to scream up the hill.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from 11-14 July, from 7am each day. Entry is by advance ticket only. Visit goodwood.co.uk for details.

Matt Burt and Richard Lane

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24 June 2013

Eh, Perez and Grosjean... Probably two of my least favourite F-1 drivers...

 Other than  that, seems to be a brilliant line up, I can't wait for July!

30 June 2013

hydrogen concept cars, solar-powered race cars and rare prototypes at the FoS-TECH domes.

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