Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016: all the best images and videos
Published: 27th June 2016
BMW at Goodwood
Mazda RX-8 drifting
Classic motorcycles were also quite popular
Ford F350 Raptor
BMW M3 CSL
Group A Ford Escort rally car
Catch up with all the action from this weekend’s action from the 2016 Goodwood FoS
It’s fair to say that the Goodwood managed to impress an international crowd with thoroughly British weather, but as always no amount of precipitation could prevent this amazing display of power and speed from thrilling the crowds.
BMW marks its 100 year anniversary
BMW opened the event in suitable style, with Lord March taking to the hill in a classic BMW 507. The German manufacturer was this year celebrating its 100th anniversary at the event, and displayed and demonstrated stunning vehicles from those 100 years.
This year’s central display features legendary BMWs from the company's motorsport past, from the 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, the Gordon Murray-designed Brabham-BMW BT52, through to the Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMR.
After the fireworks of the Thursday evening ceremony and dinner, examples from BMW’s impressive back catalogue of cars, including a 1957 BMW 507, the Mille Miglia-winning BMW 328 Touring Coupé from 1940, and a 1965 BMW 1800 TI/SA – an early example of BMW’s unparalleled success in touring car racing - were demonstrated up the hill throughout the weekend.
Touring cars and stars attack the hill
Classic touring cars have always been one of the biggest attractions at the FoS, and this year crowds were not disappointed. Goodwood put on a display celebrating five decades of brilliant ‘tin top’ racing, from the 500bhp Ford Galaxie of Alan Mann - driven by his son, Henry Mann - through to the extremely evocative DTM stars of the 1990s. A lot of big names from the BTCC were also in attendance.
Classic Turbo F1 cars
While the current turbocharged F1 cars have done little to re-invigorate the sport, many still see the 1500bhp monsters of the original Turbo Years as one of the most exciting periods in F1. A selection of cars, such as the ex-Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 97T, Renault RS01 and Porsche-engined McLaren-TAG MP4/2 made up the 11-strong Turbo display.
Group B rally cars
There are few rally cars that that are remembered quite as fondly as the Group B monsters. Goodwood has always offered a rally course to show these cars in action, and this year cars ranged from the unusual Citroen Visa Chrono to the the genuinely iconic Lancia Delta S4 and Ford RS200.
Supercars: old and new
There was a lot of new metal on show at the FoS this year, and some of the most highly awaited supercars made their UK debut on the hill. First up was the Bugatti Chiron, which was seen and heard running up the hill – following its first ever drive at Le Mans a week earlier. Lord March even managed to sneak a drive in the Chiron, which features an 8.0-litre W16 engine, 1479bhp propelling it to a 261mph top speed and and 0-60mph in just 2.3-seconds.
Miura SV crowned concours winner
The absolutely stunning Miura SV motor show car that was recently restored by Lamborghini’s own museum took the overall victory at this year’s Cartier "Style et Luxe" concours d'elegance contest. Judges included Apple chief design officer, Sir Jonathan Ive, and model David Gandy.
Silhouettes and Sports Racers
Most forms of motorsport are represented at the FoS, and some of the most exciting were the Group 5 'Silhouette' cars as well as the Sports Racers. It was perhaps the Martini-liveried Porsche 935 'Baby' (pictured) that drew the biggest crowds - driven by journalist Richard Meaden as well as works driver Charlie Eastwood.
Representing some of the pioneering powerful brutes of the pre-war era was the now infamous 1911 Fiat S61 'Beast of Turin' driven by Duncan Pittaway, as well as Mike Vardy’s 1905 Isotta Fraschini-Fiat. Pictured here is the 1925 Sunbeam V12 'Tiger', which managed 152mph on Southport Beach in 1926.