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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is now in its nineteenth year. F1 teams and the E-type feature

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is now in its 19th year. And this time around the theme is Racing Revolutions - quantum leaps that shaped motorsport.

It will celebrate things that revolutionised motorsport - including mid-engined racers, four-wheel drive cars, turbos and carbonfibre monocoques.

See pics from the Goodwood preview

Included in the three-day line-up are 100 years of Indy 500 - the largest Indy celebration outside the US – and also 100 years of Chevrolet.

Jaguar’s 50th birthday of the E-Type also features, celebrated with a central, feature statue.

The impact of Group B rally cars of the 1980s is on show plus 110 years of Skoda Motorsport. Indeed, Skoda will be a key fixture of the forest rally stage.

Continuing the rallying theme will be Ken Block, who will be doing stunts in his Ford rally car all weekend.

Moving on, and the BTCC Super-Tourer era is celebrated with a large gathering of cars plus drivers and, to top this off, a record of nine F1 teams will be here including champions Red Bull and its drivers to boot.

The supercar run will expand to be the largest gathering of supercars ever and, as a nice contrast, there will also be a special run up the hill for low emission cars and future concepts.

Lord March of the Goodwood estate commented: "The event caught people’s imagination last year and we will repeat it this year. We're already oversubscribed with 23 manufacturers committed. The ability to bring together the latest production cars and let people drive them is a new way of doing the motor show."

The new Seat-backed part of festival called 'Goodwood action sports' is aimed at teenagers for special drives with stunt drivers.

Look up to the sky and you’ll see the Red Arrows keeping a watchful eye over proceedings over the three days.

The moving motor show will return on 30 June.

Mark Tisshaw

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