Friday, September 16, 2011

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011

This would have been a fabulous year to have attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex!

For those unfamiliar with Goodwood, there is a series of four YouTube videos which makes an excellent introduction.  Here is the first part:

This year, the Festival celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic E-Type Jaguar, as well as 100 years of Ford Motor Company in the UK.

One thing I sure would like to have seen is the Lotus Type 56 turbine race car, which premiered at the Indy 500 in 1968, and which I later saw race in the Pocono 500.  Unfortunately, as stated in the information for this video, it is no longer fitted with the Pratt & Whitney turbine that made it so unique.