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Goodwood Festival Of Speed

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A scorching hot day, fast cars and famous people. What a great day out.

This was my first visit to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and I would recommend a visit to any petrolhead. Make sure you arrive early, about the time the gates open, to avoid the worst of the traffic.

We only covered about half of the event, choosing to spend the morning watching a high speed parade of classic racing cars through to the latest Formula 1's ripping their way up the hill climb course. The sounds colours and the odd spin adding to the drama of the day.

A picnic lunch was followed by a walk around the paddocks. The Formula 1 paddock was the busiest, the wife was inches from Mika Hakkinen at one point and I was very nearly run over by a Williams! this is about as close as you can get to these machines and drivers.

Some of the icons of motor racing were also there, we saw Jackie Stewart and John Surtees as well as Mansell.

We never made it to the rally section and only managed a quick look around the trade stands before the event closed just before 7pm. We both returned home with hundreds of digital photos and miles of video footage as well as some very sun burnt areas.

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Looks like a fantastic day!

I keep meaning to get to thatevent - maybe next time!

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