A celebration in words and pictures of the world’s biggest and most diverse classic motor sports event. Endorsed by the Goodwood Estate, edited by a leading authority on both classic and modern cars and featuring contributions from celebrities ranging from Jeremy Clarkson to Mick Mason, this is a must-have book for all motor racing devotees.
Each year over a hundred thousand visitors from around the world gather in the grounds of Goodwood House near Chichester to celebrate their passion for motor cars and motor sport. It is the only meeting in the world where fans can see some of the greatest cars in the history of motor sport together with the drivers who drove them.
Goodwood Festival of Speed is the official book on this unique occasion in the sporting calendar. Starting from informal beginnings in 1993 through to the record-breaking 11th anniversary meeting televised throughout Europe and America, the story captures the nostalgia and thrill of a much-loved extravaganza – where beautiful Alfa Romeos, thirties' American Streamliners and outrageous fifties' Cadillacs stand alongside World Championship winning Ferraris, fabulous racing bikes, and the latest expensive F1 machines. And where stars of the sport like Stirling Moss, John Surtees and David Coulthard chat with punters in the paddock and re-live the glories of a bygone era.
Topics covered in the book include the history and growth of the event; famous marques such as Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche and Ferrari; great drivers – on two wheels and four – from Le Mans and Dragsters to F1 and classic bikes; commissioned articles from celebrity fans; and a comprehensive record of all meetings since 1993.
Featuring over 600 photographs – many exclusive to the Goodwood collection – and with contributions from a host of leading motor sport writers, fans from all over the world can indulge themselves in this key book on this most cherished occasion in sport.
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‘Returning to Goodwood is like going back to an old friend’ Stirling Moss
‘…a sumptuous book… with magnificent photography and fascinating insights into every aspect of the festival.' Daily Telegraph
‘A remarkable record of a remarkable event.' Daily Telegraph'
‘This lavish hardback ably captures the impact of the event.' Octane MagazineAbout the Author:
Richard Sutton is Goodwood's Director of Motorsport. and a leading international authority on both classic and modern cars. He has been involved with the Festival of Speed since 1995, as well as the Goodwood Revival race meeting, before taking up his current role in 2000. The author of Motor Mania – Stories From A Century Of Motoring, he has co-presented Channel 4's Deals On Wheels motoring programme.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000718235X