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Gallery: day one of 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Here's our pick of the best cars from day one of the 2015 Festival of Speed

The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed is well underway in Kent, with Lord March's annual Summer party drawing an impressive selection of motorsport icons, classics and modern day performance machinery. 
From Honda F1 cars to Australian V8s, we've picked our favourite cars on show from day one of the Festival:

The BMW CSL, as raced wearing the marque's famous racing stripes by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell in 1974.

The 1965 Honda RA272 was ahead of its time - and became the first Japanese car to win an F1 race. Despite not moving at Goodwood this weekend, it's still drawing a crowd.

The 1998 Subaru Impreza was the last 'Scooby' Colin McRae competed in, before jumping to Ford for 1999. Today the Blue and Gold colours remain synonymous with the late great Scot. 

The Lister Storm GT1 was the Batmobile of the racetrack, and put to bed just as many race wins as its human alternative did villains. In the hands of Julian Bailey and Jamie Campbell-Walter, the Storm was championed to the FIA GT title in 2000.

Perhaps more obscure than others in this gallery, the 2003 Opel Astra Coupe's understated reputation contrasts wildly with this car’s DTM-spec aero package. This example was raced by former BTCC-star, Alain Menu.

Coming from Down Under, the 2009 Holden Commodore VE has come out on top in terms of turning heads, with Gregg Murphy's former-car making its UK debut this weekend at Goodwood.

Quintessentially British and beautiful from all angles, the 1956 Jaguar D-type 'long nose' is a timeless classic, with the cars unique ‘shark fin’ rear and the swooping elongated bonnet drawing in many admirers. 

The FIA World Endurance Championship is one in the ascendancy, and in 2014 Toyota conquered the series with its striking TS040-hybrid. The car, driven by Anthony Davidson and Sebastian Buemi, gave Toyota its first world title since returning to the LMP1 category in 2012.
The Festival will continue all weekend, with Classic & Performance Car live streaming the event here.

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