Brabham’s return to the track is, categorically, A Good Thing. It returns a legendary marque to where it belongs, and it means there’s another uncompromisingly rapid car in the world. The BT62, Brabham’s 700 horsepower track-only megacar, will set you back $morethanyoucanafford and is basically a racing car. But…
Like a getaway scene in an old school Brit bank heist film, Grant Williams drives his 1959 Jaguar Mk1 sedan racer at full tilt and only half in control. It’s well known that drifting and sliding is rarely the fastest way to negotiate a circuit, but at Goodwood you’re rewarded for being memorable. If Grant had simply…
Aston Martin stuffed a V8 engine into its cute little Cygnet city car as a one-off commission project for a person who has a better imagination and bigger wallet than any of us, and it’s like a wasp in car form—miniature in size but terrifying enough to send full-grown adults running in the opposite direction.
A Lexus RC F GT3 race car caught fire in the paddock at the 2018 Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Driver Scott Pruett is and thankfully unhurt, but the car looks pretty well cooked.
The car from Roborace, an upcoming autonomous, electric series, successfully ran the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb without ramming nearby objects. The same cannot be said for the autonomous 1965 Ford Mustang that attempted Goodwood, perhaps scientifically proving that Mustangs will be Mustangs.
While the exact source of Mad Mike Whiddett’s rage remains unclear, we now have definitive proof that his hood wants no part of it.
Right now there are pretty much two kinds of rear seats you see in production cars: lounge chairs that swaddle asses in opulence, and basic benches that look like afterthoughts. We need, at least, one more variation of rear seat design.
Ah, the myriad joys of a vintage car: the feel of the wheel wriggling in your hands, the sound of the engine as you blip the throttle. Now Siemens is looking to remove all of that with a self-driving 1965 Ford Mustang that it plans to run up the famous Goodwood Hillclimb this year.
A few weeks before I departed for the 2017 Goodwood Revival, held annually in early September, I reached out to friends and contacts in the UK. “Marvelous!” they all said. “Do you have your outfits picked out?” Because you can’t just go to the Revival in jeans or whatever crap it is we wear in 2017—you’d stick out…
The Goodwood Revival, counterpart to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, is all about vintage cars, as its name describes. Held over the course of three days at the Goodwood Circuit instead of on Charles Gordon-Lennox, the 11th Duke of Richmond’s driveway, the Revival brings the iconic race cars of the 1920s through the…
Mail services are great at a lot of things—namely, never delivering your money-filled birthday cards, bending important documents that say “do not bend” and giving a neighbor’s mail to you. But in perhaps the epitome of postal misfires, Nico Rosberg’s Formula One championship trophy got lost in mail for five days.
Many words are written about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and how there are lots of crazy rally cars and trucks and whatnot flying up a hill. But I just want to appreciate this 1927 Bugatti Type 35B, which was absolutely flogged around the track like it should be.
The English countryside. An idyllic place to farm sheep and go on jolly picnics. It’s every bit as scenic and tranquil as the Jane Austen novels would have you believe. Except for the four days every year the Goodwood Festival of Speed happens.
The week began well for the No. 88, the beacon of all light and hope for NASCAR fans. Racing demi-god Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will usher in the end of life as we know it when he retires this year, qualified it first at Daytona. Then, he wrecked it. Then, he wrecked it again. Then, someone in England wrecked it, too.