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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 – Top 30 Cars of Interest

The 2013 running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed featured hundreds of great cars, motorcycles, drivers and riders taking to the 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb during the Festival weekend. The record 196,000 spectators at the 20th Anniversary Festival were treated to some truly exceptional sights and sounds as they basked in the blazing sunshine of Britain’s warmest weekend so far this year.

Highlights at this year’s Festival of Speed included a massive, triumphant-looking sculpture outside Goodwood House to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 911, as well as the fine selection of significant racing Porsches that took to the Festival hill climb.Goodwood also honored the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 60 years of the World Sports Car Championship, the 50th anniversaries of McLaren, Lamborghini, Mini Cooper S, Ford Lotus Cortina and the European Touring Car Championship as well as the 40th birthday of the World Rally Championship.

We typically narrow down our Festival of Speed “Cars of Interest’ to a list of twenty, but for this 20th Anniversary running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we just couldn’t do it. With more than 500 examples of biggest, best, fastest, loudest and most outrageous vehicles of all time invited back to Goodwood, such a selection made it almost too difficult to choose even thirty, but we gave it our best effort. Given the particular focus on Porsche, we paid extra attention to those famous cars from Stuttgart that powered their way up the hill at Goodwood, but if we missed your favorite, we certainly welcome your comments below.

Similar to our 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb Photo Gallery, and Cartier Style et Luxe Concours stories, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also provided the following images of our Top 30 Cars of Interest. To see more from Tim, visit

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 – Top 30 Cars of Interest


Maserati 250F, ex-Juan Manuel Fangio German Grand Prix winner at the Nurburgring
1957 Maserati 250F Lightweight – Juan Manuel Fangio piloted this 250F to his fifth and final Formula 1 World Championship. Chassis number 2529, the curator of which is Swiss classic car specialist, Lukas Huni, is the 250F in which Fangio won the 1957 Argentine, French and German Grands Prix, clinching the Championship with his 24th and last GP victory at Nurburgring. In the race, he beat Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins on the penultimate lap after a minute-long pit stop that had placed him a long way behind the British pair, which were running non-stop, in their Lancia-Ferrari V8 F1 cars.
Mercedes-Benz W154 Silver Arrows driven by Jochen Mass
1938 Mercedes-Benz W154 Silver Arrows – Driven by Jochen Mass at Goodwood, the dominant W154 gave the Mercedes-Benz racing department its greatest number of victories during the Silver Arrows era. Mercedes-Benz won almost all major competitions in the 1938 season and in 1939, the final racing season before the Second World War, Manfred von Brauchitsch, Rudolf Caracciola, and Hermann Lang repeated their triumphs of the previous year in the W154.
Aston Martin DP214
1963 Aston Martin DP214 – Based on DB4GT chassis, Aston Martin produced two Project 214 models to compete with Ferrari and others at races like Le Mans.
Honda RA272 F1
1964 Honda RA272 F1 – Behind the wheel of the 1.5 litre, 12 cylinder RA272 was Gabriele Tarquini, Honda’s driver in the Castrol Honda World Car Touring Championship.
Mercedes-Benz W196 driven by Stirling Moss
1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 – Driven by Stirling Moss at Goodwood, a sister car sold for nearly $30 million at the Bonhams Goodwood sale.
Hemi Under Glass 1965 Plymouth Barracuda
‘Hemi Under Glass’ 1965 Plymouth Barracuda – American drag racer Bob Riggle first astonished the Festival of Speed crowds in 2001, when he stole the show, performing his outrageous wheelies on the 1.16-mile Hill. In response to popular demand, he returned to Goodwood in 2003, and came back for more in 2007. Riggle’s unique Barracuda has a Chrysler 426 Hemi engine stuffed in where the rear seat used to be. The black and gold-coloured Plymouth was affectionately given the nickname ‘Hemi Under Glass’ following various appearances across the United States in the late 1960s. The car would rock spectators back on their heels as the Barracuda’s front wheels pitched high into the air and screamed down the drag strip with its nose pointing upward to the sky. Riggle sold the Hemi Under Glass a few years ago, so his reunion with the car at Goodwood was a moment to savor, as he steered the car looking through the ‘windscreen’ on the car’s floor.

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1966 Chaparral 2E
1966 Chaparral 2E – The 2E was introduced for the Can-Am series. With its high mounted wing providing downforce, the 2E transformed racing, but on-track success was limited with only one win for Jim Hall’s team. Driven at Goodwood by Lord March.
1970 AVS Shadow Chevrolet MkI
1970 AVS Shadow Chevrolet MkI – The knee-high ‘lowline’ Shadow was among the most radical designs for the Can-Am series.
Miller 'Golden Submarine' Aerodynamic Coupe
1917 Miller Aerodynamic Coupe – The Golden Submarine first appeared at Goodwood in 1996. The 4-cylinder powered streamlined racing car was designed and built by Fred Offenhauser and Harry Miller for Barney Oldfield. The car competed in 54 races with 20 wins.
McLaren F1 GTR, winner of the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours
1995 McLaren F1 GTR – Won the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours at the hands of Yannick Dalmas, Masanori Sekiya and J.J. Lehto.
Alfa Romeo P3 Don Lee Special
1934 Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B – The ‘Don Lee Special’ raced at the Indy 500 in 1946 and ’47. Don Lee, father of arch-entusiast Tommy, was the most successful Cadillac dealer on the West Coast.
Ex-Fred Lorenzen Ford Galaxie 427
1965 Ford Galaxie 427 – Ex-Fred Lorenzen NASCAR. Photographer Tim Scott put it best: “A quintessentially American car against a quintessentially English backdrop!”

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Team Salzburg Porsche 917K that won the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans
1970 Porsche 917K – Entered by Porsche Salzburg and driven by Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann, this Porsche 917 Kurzheck ‘Short Tail’ won the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans, giving Porsche their first overall victory at the famed endurance race.
Gulf Porsche 917 driven by Brian Redman
1970 Gulf Porsche 917K – This J.W. Automotive Engineering Ltd. Gulf Porsche 917K was driven at Goodwood by Brian Redman.
1977 Martini Racing Porsche 936/77
1977 Martini Racing Porsche 936/77 – Perhaps the most successful endurance race car of all time, this Porsche 936 won Le Mans in 1976, ’77 and ’81.
1955 Cunningham C6-R
1955 Cunningham C6-R – At Le Mans in 1955 the Cunningham C6-R, fitted with an Offenhauser engine, retired from the race. Second and third gears failed, and the engine, designed for methanol fuel and insufficiently modified for the mandatory French pump gasoline, overheated. A burned exhaust valve ended the car’s run.
Ex-Rob Walker Team, Goodwood Tourist Trophy-winning Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competitizone
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competitizone – Chassis number 2735 is one of the most famous and recognizable 250 SWBs. The Rob Walker paint and the number 7 will forever link the car to the great Stirling Moss, who successfully campaigned the car in the late months of his career. (See full profile)
Jaguar C-Type XKC 005
1952 Jaguar C-Type – Stirling Moss drove XKC 005 to victory at the 1952 Reims Grand Prix. It raced at the 1952 Monaco GP, and – in the hands of Moss – took victories at Boreham and Turnberry, as well as a 2nd place at Goodwood that year. It also ran as a factory car in the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by Tony Rolt and Len Hayden.

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Speciale Tipo Le Mans
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Speciale Tipo Le Mans – Alfa Corse entered five 8C 2900Bs for the 1938 24 Hours of Le Mans, four with Spider bodies and this coupe with its body by Touring. Driven by Raymond Sommer and Clemente Biondetti, this two-seater aerodynamic berlinetta dominated the race until an hour before the end when it was forced to retire.
1936 Auto Union Type C driven by Nick Mason
1936 Auto Union Type C – Bernd Rosermeyer’s ascension to world champion came in the seat of the Auto Union Type C, as this car reigned from 1936 to 1938, winning six races. Driven by Nick Mason at Goodwood.
1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta by Touring
1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta – Only twenty-five 166 MM Barchettas were built. The MM moniker came after winning the Mille Miglia in 1948 and ’49. Luigi Chinetti also drove a Barchetta to victory in the 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours. The example at Goodwood was bodied by Touring.
Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe – The closed version of the 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car, two examples of this racing prototype with gullwing doors were made for the 1956 season. They were never used for racing as Mercedes-Benz withdrew from the sports car world championship. Rudolf Uhlenhaut, former head of car development for Mercedes-Benz and father of the 300 SLR and other models, used the Coupe in the following years as his company car, earning it the nickname “Uhlenhaut coupe”. He made a number of long journeys all over Europe, fitted with a silencer to the side exhaust pipe to make it legal for driving on roads.
Babs was the land speed record car built and driven by John Parry-Thomas.
1926 John Parry-Thomas Special – Babs was the land speed record car built and driven by John Parry-Thomas. It was powered by a 27-litre Liberty aero-engine. In April 1926, Parry-Thomas used the car to break the land speed record at 171.02 mph (273.6 km/h). Also known as Chitty Bang Bang 4 and the Higham Special.
Short nose 1954 Jaguar D-Type Prototype, chassis number one
1954 Jaguar D-Type – Registered as OVC 501, the short nose D-Type Prototype is chassis number one or XKC 401.

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1978 Porsche 911 SC East African Safari Rally
1978 Porsche 911 SC Safari – One of two 911s prepared for the East African Safari Rally. The 250-hp 911s were reduced to the bare essentials, weighing approximately 1,200 kg (2645 lbs) despite large 110-litre fuel tanks. Nevertheless, the body shells were massively reinforced in key structural areas. The increased ground clearance, long-travel suspension, a differential lock and a thick aluminium undertray allowed the cars to reach top speeds of more than 125 mph over the rough roads. The concept seemed sound, for Bjorn Waldegaard had a clear lead of 30 minutes when he drove over a rock disguised by mud in heavy rain. By the time the Porsche service crew had fought its way through the mud to the stricken 911, the lead was lost. Once going again, the Waldegaard / Thorszeliuscar managed to make up for lost time and finished in fourth place. The second 911, driven by Vic Preston Jr, was more fortunate. In the overall classification, he finished in second place.
Porsche 935 Moby Dick
1978 Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick – The climax of 935 development, Moby Dick was built for maximum speed at Le Mans; it was measured on the Mulsanne Straight at 227 mph (366 km/h). Its turbocharged 3.2-litre six cylinder also had four overhead camshafts, and produced a maximum power output of 845 hp. The 935/78 was not entirely convincing at Le Mans, as high fuel consumption called for a large number of pit stops during the race and drivers Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti also experienced various minor mechanical difficulties. Moby Dick managed to finish eighth overall. However, at the preceding Silverstone Six Hour race, which was effectively a test for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass took the chequered flag in first place.
Porsche 911 RSR 2.8 won the 12 Hours of Sebring win in 1973
1973 Porsche 911 RSR – This 2.8 liter Carrera, chassis 0705, was delivered to privateer racer David Helmick. Helmick teamed up with Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood of Brumos Racing for the overall win at the 1973 Sebring 12 Hours, the first IMSA-sanctioned running of that famous race. (See race profile).
Porsche 911 GT1, winner at Le Mans 1998
1998 Porsche 911 GT1 – The Porsche 911 GT1 was designed for competition in GT1 class of sports car racing, which also required a street-legal version to be offered for sale for homologation purposes. The GT1 at Goodwood won overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988 at the hands of Allan McNish, Stephane Ortelli and Laurent Aiello.
Ex-Denny Hulme McLaren M8D Can-Am
1970 McLaren M8D Can-Am – The 1970 Can-Am Championship-winning M8D of Denny Hulme was a fan favorite. It was driven at Goodwood by Jensen Button.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3757GT
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – Nick Mason’s Ferrari 250 GTO (s/n 3757GT) was piloted at Goodwood by his wife, Annette. In period, the GTO finished 2nd overall at the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans at the hands of Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet.

[Source: Wikipedia; Porsche AG; Daimler AG Tim Scott / Fluid Images]