A giant Jaguar E-type was created by sculptor Gerry Judah to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary
The Alfa Romeo 8C Spider featured in the Supercar Paddock over the weekend
Ford's iconic RS200 was among the Group B rally car visitors
Jonny Milner recorded the fastest Hillclimb time last year in this Toyota Celica
A Lamborghini Gallardo follows the Bentley Continental Supersports, driven by WRC champion Juha Kankkunen, around the track
A parade of power: a Hennessey Venom GT fronts a line of similarly supercharged cars
The Ariel Atom V8, which can achieve 0-60 in 2.3 seconds, fronts the supercar run here
The Covini C6W appeared – a six-wheeled supercar inspired by the Tyrell P34 F1 car
Former F1 commentator Murray Walker was in attendance at the FoS
The Group B Audi Quattro fronts the rally car Hillclimb demo
Terry Grant uses the Nissan Juke to set a new world record for the longest stint on two wheels
The Pagani Huayra made its UK action debut at Goodwood last year
Rolls Royce featured its battery-powered Phantom prototype, the 102 EX
Lewis Hamilton put his 2008 championship-winning McLaren through its paces in the Hillclimb last year
Kris Meeke entertains the crowds with doughnuts in his WRC Mini Countryman
McLaren debuted its new flagship supercar, the MP4-12C, at Goodwood 2011
Peugeot’s EX1, built to celebrate its 200th anniversary, demonstrates the inspiring potential for electric sports cars
Lord March drove the new Morgan 3 Wheeler around his grounds to open the 2011 Festival of Speed
The Lamborghini Aventador showcased its power around the Moving Motor Show track
A Tesla Roadster and Maserati GranCabrio contribute to the lineup for the Supercar run
"Purists say there are no grades of perfection, but if they existed the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed would surely have moved the peg higher", is what we said of last year's show.
The event featured vehicles more strikingly diverse than ever, from hugely fast F1 turbo cars, via unbelievable electric cars to an awesome jet motorcycle.
The theme was ‘Racing Revolutions’, which is why extraordinary cars such as Parnelli Jones’s jet-powered Lotus 56 – an ‘almost’ Indy winner – were on hand. But the true hotbed of progress was the green-themed FoS-Tech centre, where the Nissan Leaf and Vauxhall Ampera rubbed shoulders with the Delta coupe and the Peugeot EX1, the closest thing to an electric rollerskate.
The event’s most-seen car was the Morgan 3 Wheeler – appropriate when you think about it. It might be all-new, yet it draws so much from the past. Just like the Festival of Speed.
Autocar will be reporting live from this weekend’s Festival of Speed. Stay tuned for the latest news and pictures from the event.