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#1 Alan Cox

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 17:28

News from Goodwood about next year's Festival of Speed:

GOODWOOD CONFIRMS THEME FOR THE 2012 FESTIVAL OF SPEED THEME: ‘YOUNG GUNS – BORN TO WIN’

Further to the confirmation earlier this week of the 2012 dates for Goodwood’s ever-popular annual motoring events, Lord March can now confirm the theme for next year’s Festival of Speed.

The 2012 Festival of Speed theme (28 June-01 July) is ‘Young Guns – Born to Win’, celebrating drivers and riders and designers and engineers whose supreme talent and insatiable thirst for speed shocked the establishment, affording them immediate superstar status.

Throughout motor sport history, an elite group of newcomers have announced their arrival on the world stage with performances so stunning as to instantly rewrite the status quo. From Bernd Rosemeyer and Mike Hawthorn, to Emerson Fittipaldi and Lewis Hamilton, Mike Hailwood and Valentino Rossi, to Henri Toivonen and Colin McRae, all made an impact that was as immediate as it is indelible.

The 2012 Festival of Speed will celebrate the careers of these overnight sensations – some of whom fulfilled their full promise; others who shone briefly before fading; but all of whom secured their own special place in motor sport’s rich tapestry.

Alongside this central theme, the 2012 Festival will mark the 60th anniversary of Lotus Engineering. Inspired by the incomparable Colin Chapman, this small British company utilised unparalleled technical ingenuity to dominate all levels of motor sport, from club racing to Formula 1, creating a glorious and enduring legacy. A spectacular collection of winning Lotus cars, from F1, Indycars, saloons and sports cars, will be a key attraction at this year’s Festival.

The Festival of Speed will also feature a glittering array of cars and motorcycles from a huge variety of disciplines, further enhancing the Goodwood event’s reputation as the world’s greatest celebration of motor racing history and culture. Tackling the famous Goodwood hillclimb will be everything from early Grand Prix and endurance machines, to off-road and contemporary racers and racing motorcycles.

Complementing the overall Festival of Speed theme will be a host of other attractions at the 2012 Festival. Aside from getting close to the action-packed hillclimb and paddocks, Festival-goers will be able to admire some of the most stylish vehicles ever designed at the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance, see and potentially try the very latest road cars at the Moving Motor Show exhibition, glimpse into the future of transportation at FoS-TECH, see many of motor sport’s famous faces up close, swoon at the mouth-watering display of supercars, witness the exciting sideways action on the Forest Rally Stage, and become a part of the action at the off-road activity fields and Junior Festival of Speed. The hugely popular GAS (Goodwood Action Sports) will return for 2012 as well.

Goodwood Festival of Speed founder Lord March says: “I am really looking forward to having so many great cars and drivers here at the Festival of Speed to celebrate our 2012 ‘Young Guns’ theme. For me it is always magical to see so many of the world’s greatest drivers, riders and machines in action.”

As in previous years, admission to the Festival of Speed, plus the Goodwood Revival (14-16 September) and Moving Motor Show (28 June) will be strictly by advance ticket only, with 2012 event tickets going on sale from 9am Monday 29 October.



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#2 D-Type

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 20:02

If they have the people doing incredible things on motorcycles (is that Goodwood Action Sports?) again, I hope someone gives the commentator a lesson in microphone technique and how to regulate the volume!

#3 Pullman99

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:57

...I hope someone gives the commentator a lesson in microphone technique and how to regulate the volume!


Quite! But great fun all the same.


#4 elansprint72

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:34

Lotus to take centre stage

#5 bradbury west

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:59

Bonhams are selling the George Daniels collection
http://www.goodwood....MS AUCTION 2012
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#6 condor

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 18:38

When does the roll call of TNF attendees happen...are we doing the tradional Friday 1pm meet at Ted's stand?

I'll be there Thurs-Sun :)



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Posted 08 June 2012 - 18:43

This is the first time work (lack of) commitments allow me to go on a Friday rather than Saturday.

How does the traffic compare on the Friday morning? I've never had a problem on Saturdays before because I leave the house at 4am and take the scenic TNF route, arriving at 7am with a clear run. Could I nab an extra couple of hours in bed and still avoid being stuck in jams, or do the reduced number of FOS attendees on Fridays get offset by more people going to work?



#8 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 18:56

When does the roll call of TNF attendees happen...are we doing the tradional Friday 1pm meet at Ted's stand?

For the last few years the Friday TNF meet has been at the Startline Bar, but I'm happy to meet at Ted's if that suits more people. I'll be there on the Friday again.

#9 D-Type

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 20:27

For the last few years the Friday TNF meet has been at the Startline Bar, but I'm happy to meet at Ted's if that suits more people. I'll be there on the Friday again.

It was originally at Ted's but when Goodwood priced him out it changed to the Startline Bar. I'm easy about where to meet up.

#10 Gatmo

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 21:23

I'll be there for 3 days, looking forward to it as ever.

#11 fivestar

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 23:07

Well, I'm hoping to be there Friday. any location OK with me, I will bring my GPS with me.

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#12 Odseybod

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:08

It was originally at Ted's but when Goodwood priced him out it changed to the Startline Bar. I'm easy about where to meet up.


Ditto

#13 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:34

Not expecting to be there by 1 on Friday.

#14 condor

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:12

For the last few years the Friday TNF meet has been at the Startline Bar, but I'm happy to meet at Ted's if that suits more people. I'll be there on the Friday again.


Sometimes I get confused between the FoS and the Revival - you're quite right, the meet is usually at the Startline Bar as I think Ted's stand doesn't do the FoS.

#15 condor

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:19

Not expecting to be there by 1 on Friday.



We're often still there chatting for some time :)

#16 David M. Kane

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 14:09

Are there going to be any new guest drivers? I understand Bob Bondurant Is going to be either there in June or September.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 17:43

Are there going to be any new guest drivers?


Alain Prost will be there for the first time ever.


#18 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 19:18

Are there going to be any new guest drivers? I understand Bob Bondurant Is going to be either there in June or September.

http://www.goodwood....-what-31may.pdf

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 18:48

FoS newbie here, which day is best to go in terms of quietness? I would presume Friday...

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#20 D-Type

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 20:43

It's generally less crowded on the Friday as
(a) a lot of people are at work and will be coming at the weekend
(b) 'big guns' on the driver front may not be there

#21 Giraffe

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 21:07

Are there going to be any new guest drivers? I understand Bob Bondurant Is going to be either there in June or September.


http://www.goodwood....-what-31may.pdf


It's generally less crowded on the Friday as
(a) a lot of people are at work and will be coming at the weekend
(b) 'big guns' on the driver front may not be there


Friday sold out last year, so theoretically all three days are attended in equal number, even though even less people are at work than this time last year. :well:

#22 Ted Walker

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:59

Sorry not exhibiting again this year (ONLY AT REVIVAL) Looking forward to going on Thursday en route to our HSCC Superprix at Brands on Friday

#23 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:16

I'll be there Thurday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will try and meet up at the startline bar on Friday for 1pm.
I'm driving up the hill in for the first time - no nerves, honest!!

#24 Giraffe

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:33

I'll be there Thurday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will try and meet up at the startline bar on Friday for 1pm.
I'm driving up the hill in for the first time - no nerves, honest!!


Great news Gregor! I saw on Facebook that you are doing the timed runs in Old Nail! What a reception you will get! :clap:

#25 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:33

Excellent, Gregor - looking forward to meeting you at the Friday get-together. I suggest we aim for our usual meeting spot on the right of the bar as you approach it from the front (or on the left if you're standing inside looking out).

#26 arttidesco

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:41

Excellent, Gregor - looking forward to meeting you at the Friday get-together. I suggest we aim for our usual meeting spot on the right of the bar as you approach it from the front (or on the left if you're standing inside looking out).



I'll be following Tim :up:

#27 Giraffe

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 13:07

I'll be following Tim :up:


I'll be following the bloke who's following Tim :up:

#28 Odseybod

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 13:23

I'll be following the bloke who's following Tim :up:


And I'll be trying to keep up with the long-necked one.

#29 kayemod

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 13:29

I'll be following the bloke who's following Tim :up:


You put your left leg in,

you put your left leg out,

In out, in out.

shake it all about


#30 Macca

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 13:41

For the first time I won't be at the FoS.......... :-(

But if Bob Bondurant should be there, it would be great if someone who has access could ask him if he has any good anecdotes about the filming of 'Grand Prix'........

I look forward to seeing all the superb photos many of you will take over the weekend, and wish you luck with the weather - hopefully Lord March will have sacrificed the usual virgins or whatever he does to try to ensure blue skies.

Hopefully I might see you all at the Revival.

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#31 condor

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 13:59

Great news Gregor :up: Hope to see you there :) Do you know roughly what time your class is ?

#32 D-Type

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 14:35

I'll be able to make the Friday r/v this year. See you there.

#33 Pullman99

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:49

Morning all! :wave:

Working up to Saturday, but I will be there on Sunday. If any TNFRs are still about, I shall hopefully say hello and looking forward to it as always. Best wishes to Gregor and "The Old Nail". Sure to be a highlight for many.


#34 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:11

Great news Gregor! I saw on Facebook that you are doing the timed runs in Old Nail! What a reception you will get! :clap:

Thanks Tony - I'm more excited about seeing people's reaction to seeing her moving again than actually driving myself!!

Excellent, Gregor - looking forward to meeting you at the Friday get-together.

Look forward too - I'll make sure I have a TNF badge or polo shirt on!!

Great news Gregor :up: Hope to see you there :) Do you know roughly what time your class is ?

Old Nail is in Batch 2 with morning run at 9:25am and afternoon 3:45pm on Friday, 9:25 am and 2:30pm on Saturday and 9:25 and 5:05pm on Sunday.
I am doing the Saturday morning run and both runs on Sunday with the owner doing the others, so I can stay and chat as long as need be on Friday!!

Best wishes to Gregor and "The Old Nail". Sure to be a highlight for many.

Thank you!!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 16:40

Due to unforeseen circumstances I have a spare FOS ticket for Saturday, which, I believe is sold out.
If anyone is interested £40 - first come first served, by PM.
The ticket would need to be picked up from Halnaker, just to the east of Goodwood, or alternatively at the FoS tomorrow.

#36 Breadmaster

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 22:49

I'll be there tomorrow (Friday) for the first time in 10 years, will try to wander by the Startline Bar for 1pm...I'll be the tall bloke with the March T-Shirt :)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 23:03

Hey Guys,

Be sure to see the Championship Lotus Esprit #10 on display.

Doc Bundy, the driver and Champion will drive the car. Kevin and Jaime are the current owners.

This car won the 1992 IMSA Championship in the US.

Hello from Jim Pennington

#38 Allan Lupton

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 20:30

Bonhams are selling the George Daniels collection

There was a lot of money about today
The 1908 GP Itala went for £ 1,737,500 including commission which seems exceptional until you look at the next lot but one:
The Birkin Bentley 1929-31 single seater went for £ 5,041,500 and
The Birkin/Howe Le Mans 1932 8C Alfa Romeo went for £ 2,689,500

at those prices will we ever see them race again?
I suppose we just have to be pleased that we did see them race

#39 Nick Savage

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 20:49

Allan,
I was spectating at the auction. I was surprised that the 1908 Itala did not get a higher bid - that will probably cause a re-think on Mark Walker's 1908 Panhard if it has not already sold. Equally surprised that the 2.3 Alfa did not go higher - as a mate said, it would have got more if RM had auctioned it in the US.

The pattern of bidding for the Birkin Bentley was extraordinary - after a run of bids advancing the price by £50,000 or £100,000 a phone bidder came on and bid up a £0.5M step - twice ! Clearly determined to get the car. Wonder who it was ? I would be very sorry if it left the country.

Most of the rest of the cars sold and at (for today) fairly normal prices. Some looked like a bargain ... the T46 Bugatti sold for £180,000 which I though looked like a very good purchase.

Nick

"There was a lot of money about today
The 1908 GP Itala went for £ 1,737,500 including commission which seems exceptional until you look at the next lot but one:
The Birkin Bentley 1929-31 single seater went for £ 5,041,500 and
The Birkin/Howe Le Mans 1932 8C Alfa Romeo went for £ 2,689,500

at those prices will we ever see them race again?
I suppose we just have to be pleased that we did see them race
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#40 Giraffe

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 22:11

Old Nail is in Batch 2 with morning run at 9:25am and afternoon 3:45pm on Friday, 9:25 am and 2:30pm on Saturday and 9:25 and 5:05pm on Sunday.
I am doing the Saturday morning run and both runs on Sunday with the owner doing the others, so I can stay and chat as long as need be on Friday!!


Thank you!!


Gregor visualising today....

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Hey Guys,

Be sure to see the Championship Lotus Esprit #10 on display.

Doc Bundy, the driver and Champion will drive the car. Kevin and Jaime are the current owners.

This car won the 1992 IMSA Championship in the US.

Hello from Jim Pennington


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TNFer John Fitzpatrick in explanitory mode today.....

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 22:12

Managed to get to the Startline bar at 4pm....bit late ooops. We started out from the Rally paddock end and it took us all day to wander down to the other end, so much to see these days!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 16:04

Great gallery of Lotus images found here:

http://www.sportscar...-photo-gallery/

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#43 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 19:59

Another great day at the FoS, and it was good to meet old friends, and make some new ones, at the TNF meet. This annoyed me, though:

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Rosberg won a World Championship in the FW08: Senna tested it once. But who gets top billing? :mad:

#44 proracer1

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 21:28

Hey Giraffe138,

Thank you for posting the photos of the #10 Lotus Esprit Championship car!!!!

Jim Pennington

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#45 Giraffe

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 22:28

A pleasure Jim!

The man of this year's Festival, and one of the cars in the courtyard dedicated to him....

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#46 Giraffe

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#47 barrykin

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:45

More than 400 impressive photos found here:

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#48 JacnGille

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 14:00

:up:

#49 Odseybod

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 20:24

A few of my happy snaps from the Friday = starting with as nice a set of 24 cylinders as you could hope to see.

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It's hard to resist the W125's little details.

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Tony Brooks in the Syracuse Connaught. I'd hoped to tell him how much I enjoyed "Poetry In Motion" but was outflanked by autograph hunters.

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Maserati 151/3. Last time I saw this, it was a crumpled heap beside the Mulsanne straight after Casner's fatal crash. It's hoped it will be running at the Revival.

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Lunchtime gathering at the Startline bar. A half-decent photographer would not chop off a TNFer's feet but at least Condor's beer can came out reasonably well.

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Didn't do much on the hill this year, as I always seemed to be in a Paddock when the most exciting stuff was running. Maybe too ambitious to try to do it all in a single day?

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 21:06

A few of my snaps:

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More here:

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Our first visit to FoS...enjoyed, but no match for the Revival we thought. How did it compare with other years?