Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

My wife and I visited the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the first time about fifteen years ago. It had already established itself as one of the ‘must go to’ auto events for ‘petrol heads’ at that time. Since then it has gone from strength strength with many of the premier motor manufactures taking a very active part.
In some respects it is an open air motor show where the auto makers are able to show off their ranges, particularly their sportier models, to an audience of  unbridled enthusiasts.
When my wife was invited, by Peugeot, to apply for a pair of tickets to this year’s event they could not have anticipated that the invitation would be received with utmost joy.

The reason why Peugeot made this gesture to my wife, along with many other current and prospective Peugeot owners, was because it wanted to introduce its newly launched 208 model. They also had a prototype of the 208 GTi model on display. What better place could there be to reveal this much anticipated model than the Festival of Speed?

Here are some of the photos I took. By error I did not have my Pentax K100D-S camera with me so I had to rely on my trusted Fujifilm Finepix A303 which is nine years old now but has served me very well.

Jaguar ‘C’ Type

Honda Civic used in British Touring Car Championship

Boss Mustang

Another Mustang

Gardner Douglas GDT70

Delta motorsport  E4 coupe

Bentley Continental GTC

Koenigsegg Agera R

Gumpert (Porsche) Apollo


Litchfield Nissan GT- R

Ford Thunderbird 1961

Lotus Evora

The Alain Prost Collection










Red Bull F1 car


Infiniti Emerge-e concept car


Bugatti Veyron Vitesse


Noble M600

Arash AF -10


Pagani Huayra

Lexus LFA

McLaren MP4 – 12C

Spyker C8 Aileron



Nissan GTR

Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Jaguar ‘F” Type Prototype

BAC Mono

AC 378 GT



GTA Spano

Alfa Romeo 8C Spyder

Peugeot 208 GTi Prototype – not launched yet!


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