Inclement weather had battered and bruised England during the early summer months, leaving people wondering how Goodwood’s Festival of Speed would be affected. Although heavy dark clouds brought rain and gusting wind on Friday morning, almost on cue for the Red Arrows aerial display the grey sky cleared—as if commanded by Lord March himself—and the gleaming Hawk jets sketched their smoke trails on a bright blue canvass.
While the theme of the event was officially “Young Guns—Born to Win,” the 60th Anniversaries of Lotus and the Mercedes SL mirrored that of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Indeed, Her Majesty had a number of vehicles entered in the Cartier “Style et Luxe” Royal Vehicle Concours d’Elegance honoring the royal celebration.
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