SUBARU IMPREZA WRC - The bug-eyed facelift introduced for the Impreza meant Subaru's 2001 WRC challenger won't be remembered as the best-looking in history - but that can be forgiven since the late Richard Burns used one to clinch the 2001 World Rally Championship title
SUBARU IMPREZA WRC - This Impreza was used by Petter Solberg during the 2002 season
TRIUMPH TR7 V8 - Tony Pond used a TR7 to finish fourth on the 1978 RAC Rally, although this particular car was used by Jean-Luc Therier on the Tour de Corse and Simo Lampinen on the RAC
FORD ESCORT MK2 - You can't have a celebration of classic rally cars without a handful of Ford Escort Mk2s - preferably going very sideways...
LAND ROVER WOLF XD - These are competition versions of the military-spec Land Rover Defender. The Armed Forces rally team competes on events to help train drivers and navigators
LAND ROVER WOLF XD - The Wolf XD's are kept as close to military spec as possible. Mandated safety equipment and uprated suspension is added; any weapons are, presumably, removed
MITSUBISHI LANCER WRC - Mitsubishi kept running a Group A Lancer after all its rivals had switched to the World Rally Car formula - but still kept racking up championships. They finally switched to a World Rally Car machine in 2004, and it never had the success of its Group A ancestors
MG METRO 6R4 - You've got to admire the styling of the mighty Group B MG Metro 6R4. We give this one - used by Ken Wood to win the 1985 Scottish championship - bonus points for sporting period Golden Wonder livery. Mmmm, really fancy some crisps now...
PEUGEOT 205 GTI - This lightweight car was used by Jonny Milner in the 1992 British Open Championship. It's recently been rebuilt, and now sports original Peugeot Talbot Sport livery
FORD ESCORT MK2 - Andrews Heat for Hire-liveried rally cars are revered among British rally fans. Everyone's favourite heating solutions company was a long-time sponsor of Russell Brookes
SAAB 99 - The 99 only won one WRC event: on home ground in the 1977 Swedish Rally with Stig Blomqvist driving
MITSUBISHI LANCER WRC - Goodwood's Forest Rally Stage is surprisingly tight, and features several jumps
FORD ESCORT Mk1 - Rally fans will tell you there's nothing like hearing a Ford Escort Mk1 blast through a forest, and the rear-wheel drive machines look spectacular going sideways too. This is a twin cam-engined example, similar to the car used by Hannu Mikkola to win the 1970 World Cup Rally
AUDI QUATTRO A1 - The car that changed rallying. Simple. This is an amazingly accurate replica of the A1-spec Quattro used on the 1983 Monte Carlo Rally.
DATSUN 260Z - This sturdy Datsun was a hit on rough events such as the Safari Rally. This example is owned by Steve Perez, who uses it on the historic version of the Kenyan event
SUBARU IMPREZA WRC - Subaru's blue and yellow livery originally came from sponsor 555, but soon came to represent the brand's rally programme
MINI COOPER S - Famous for dominating the Monte Carlo Rally in the 1960s (when the French organisers didn't find cunning ways to disqualifying them...), this car was used in period by Rauno Aaltonen - and he's driving it at Goodwood this weekend. He's still quick, too...
MITSUBISHI STARION - Before there was the Lancer, there was the Starion. It wasn't nearly as successful, but it paved the way for Mitsubishi to become a massive name in rallying
SKODA OCTAVIA WRC - Skoda's biggest successes in rallying came racking up class wins with small cars. The Octavia, clearly, is a big car. Ergo, the Czech firm didn't enjoy much success with its first World Rally Car contender
PORSCHE 911 - The rear-engined 911 was a great car for Tarmac rallying - it won the Monte in 1978 - and it also had success on gravel. It also looked awesome with a headlamp cluster fitted
SUBARU IMPREZA WRC - It's a long walk up a hill to get to the rally stage, but it's worth it: spectacular actions and trees to hide from the sun under
DATSUN 240Z - The near-indestructible 240Z won the ultra-tough Dakar Rally in 1971 and '74. The rear-wheel-drive machine was powered by a straight-six engine
LANCIA STRATOS - The wedge-shaped rocket was the first car essentially designed especially for rallying, taking three World Rally Championship titles from 1974-'76
CHEVROLET FIRENZA - This was based on the South African version of the Vauxhall Firenze, which feature the Camaro's 380bhp 5.0L V8 engine. It sounds great and slides a lot. We like
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE - This is Herbie's tougher, rougher, off-road brother. Bob Beates has owned this 1958 car - the oldest to tackle the Goodwood rally stage - for 51 years. Well, you wouldn't be able to sell it if you owned it, would you?
TOYOTA CELICA RA20 - From the first generation of rallying Celica, Toyota Team Europe head Ove Anderson used this to finish second its debut in Portugal 1976.
FORD ESCORT G3 - This rear-wheel-drive machine, powered by a 2.2-litre twin-cam, was developed by Gartrac. The first car was produced by Sydney Meeke Motorsport. These days, Meeke may be better known as the father of WRC ace Kris
MERCEDES 190E GROUP A - This car was built by Dany Snobeck, who drove it on the Monte Carlo Rally in 1987
CITROEN 2CV BIBIP 2 DAKAR - A Dakar Rally 2CV? Indeed. Utter madness: especially when you consider this 1963 car was converted to do the event in 2007. The chassis was beefed up, the suspension strengthened and the engine swapped out for two Citroen Visa engines, totalling 100bhp. Spoiler alert: it didn't win
MG METRO 6R4 - This car was driven by Tony Pond on Rally Portgual in 1986. It was a fatal accident on that event that led to Group B being axed at the end of the year, halting the 6R4's WRC career before it was ever fully honed. This car did go on to win the club-level BTRDA Rally Series in 1988 though...
It's a long slog up to the Goodwood Festival of Speed's Forest Rally Stage, but it's absolutely worth the effort.
Every year, the rough, tough and challenging test plays host to some of the finest machinery from the whole spectrum of off-road motorsport.
We've rounded up some of the best rally cars in our gallery. Check it out above.