Lukas Hüni awaiting take off in the Maserati 250F at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 – Photo Gallery

The 2015 running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed was staged June 25-28 at Goodwood House and the 9-turn, 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb in West Sussex, England. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the history of motoring and motor sport took part, as well as some of the most legendary figures from the sport.

Goodwood welcomed seven-time MotoGP World Champion, Valentino Rossi, to the event for the first time in 2015. The Italian legend put on some spectacular ‘Flat-out and Fearless’ displays in front of a sell-out crowd on both two and four wheels.

For his Goodwood debut on two wheels, ‘The Doctor’ rode his Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike carrying a special livery to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Yamaha Motor Company, and then rode the machine into Goodwood House before appearing on the balcony with Lord March and Suzi Perry.

On four wheels, Rossi drove the legendary 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B; the same car seen soaring out of the sky above Goodwood House in this year’s Central Feature, as well as an ex-Henri Toivonen Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car and the ex-Jacky Ickx/Jochen Mass Porsche 962C.

The Festival of Speed attracts stars of motor sport from around the world and this year was no exception. Current Mercedes F1 title contender, Nico Rosberg, celebrated his 30th birthday weekend with a blast up the Hill in his 2013 race-winning grand prix car; the Mercedes F1 W04. Nico was joined by legendary Mercedes-Benz drivers, including Sir Stirling Moss, Jochen Mass, Hans Herrmann and Klaus Ludwig, marking the 60th anniversary of an incredible 1955 racing season, during which records were set that still stand today, and Mercedes-Benz won both the Formula One and Worlds Sports Car Championship.

Kris Meeke, who became a World Rally winner for the first time in 2015, took overall victory on the Forest Rally Stage in his Citroen DS3 WRC while fellow WRC competitors, Elfyn Evans, and twice British Rally Champion, David Llewellyn, were among the other famous faces.

Meanwhile, professional ‘Hoonigan’ and Ford rally driver, Ken Block, unleashed the incredible ‘Hoonicorn’; a 1965 Mustang with 854bhp on Goodwood’s asphalt in a spectacular Gymkhana display.

Nissan set a world record as stunt hero, Terry Grant, took to the Hillclimb in a Nissan Juke NISMO RS, on two wheels. Grant set the world record for driving a car up the Hillclimb on two wheels back in 2011, and today broke his own record by an impressive 35 seconds with a new fastest time of 2 minutes and 10 seconds.

In addition to Tim Scott’s hill climb gallery and the Concours gallery, we have the following wonderful pictures from the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed that offer a different viewpoint to this year’s event. We split up the pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 – Featured Photo Gallery

'Permagrin' from Sir Stirling Moss at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
‘Permagrin’ from Sir Stirling Moss at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
A special moment during the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
A special moment during the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
Fashion Model Daisy Lowe strikes a pose
Fashion Model Daisy Lowe strikes a pose
Jenson Button enjoys a moment in the McLaren MP4/6
Jenson Button enjoys a moment in the McLaren MP4/6

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Quite a spectacle at the Festival of Speed Central Feature reveal
Quite a spectacle at the Festival of Speed Central Feature reveal
Some opposite-lock from Kris Meeke in the Citroen DS3
Some opposite-lock from Kris Meeke in the Citroen DS3
Fiat S76 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
Fiat S76 ‘Beast of Turin’ at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
Terry Grant makes his way around in dramatic style
Terry Grant makes his way around in dramatic style

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  1. Jamie, as always, SCD allows me the privilege of attending the Goodwood Festival with outstanding coverage and photos. It has been a “bucket list” wish of mine for many years to attend the Festival. Though your commentary and photos I can only imagine the thrill of seeing the historic scope of vehicles.as well as the drivers who have made the sport come alive for me. Thank you for covering the event so well, perhaps I’ll be able to check off that item on my “list” sometime in the future!

    1. Thanks Tal. Much appreciated! While we do enjoy bringing the Festival to your computer, we do encourage you to check it off the bucket list one day. It’s certainly worth the effort.

  2. What a treat, seeing all these great shots of some of the best drivers, riders and vehicles on the planet! Thanks for making this available folks. I’ve just retired and I am going to make Goodwood a priority over the next couple of years.

  3. Wonderful photo montage. Thank you for the joy of vicariously enjoying what has to be one of the world’s greatest automotive events.

  4. Valentino was obviously having the time of his life, what didn’t he get to ride/drive !! Thanks for the wonderful coverage, I can almost smell the burning rubber…

  5. Why no picture or mention, of the car and driver that made the fastest time of the day?
    Olly Clark drove a perfect, well judged run in his Subaru, to beat all the competition hands down.

  6. You have captured two pictures of Alpines, an A110 and A442b, as Renault Alpine. That is a common mistake and is not correct; I am sure that you would not refer to a Lancia Stratos or a Ferrari as a Fiat, or a Lanborghini or Bugatti as an Audi.

    Société des Automobiles Alpine was founded by Jean Rédélé and the Certificat de Dépôt d’Acte that recognised the foundation of Société des Automobiles Alpine was issued by the Tribunal de Commerce de la Seine on 22 June 1955. Renault did not take a controlling interest in 1973 and the marque designation was then changed to Alpine Renault.

    Up to Renault’s acquisition of Alpine the chassis plaques on A110 show the manufacturer as Société des Automobiles Alpine, 13 rue Forest, Paris and after Renault’s acquisition of the company the manufacturer was changed to Société Alpine Renault, Dieppe 76.

    So the correct marque designation for the cars is Alpine for the cars built up to Renault’s acquisition of the company and Alpine Renault after that date.

    The chassis plaque on A442b number 4423 shows the manufacturer as Société des Automobiles Alpine, 13 rue Forest, Paris.

    Regards