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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2004

The Goodwood Festival of Speed just gets better each year. This year's theme was 'Young Chargers - Old Masters', and brought together the famous Fathers and Sons and the machines that made, or will make, them famous. Excitement and nostalgia went hand in hand, with a surprise round every corner. Rolls-Royce celebrated its 100th anniversary with an impressive display and there were also air displays, Cartier 'Style et Luxe', dunhill 'Soapbox Challenge', live music and a huge open air motor show. The event certainly lived up to its unique reputation.

The Festival was packed with suprises and excitement as the world's glamorous cars, drivers, bikes and riders celebrated speed on the hill climb.
International Road Racing, 1900-1914. The founders of motor sport - gigantic cars that raced on roads with pioneer drivers and fearless mechanics.
1926 Thomas Special 'Babs'.   1927 Bugatti Type 35B.   1946 Maybach Mk1 Special.
L to R: 1926 Thomas Special 'Babs' Land Speed Record car. 1927 Bugatti Type 35B driven by Annette Mason. 1946 Maybach Mk1 Special.
1951 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 'Belanger'.   Endurance Racing	cars 1965-1980.
1951 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 'Belanger'.
1963 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé.
Above:1963 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé. right: Endurance Racing 1965-1980. Foreground: 1965 Ford GT40 driven by Adrian Newey.
Photos: Ian Burt
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