The 2012 Festival of Speed was the biggest ever, with a record 185,000 motor sport enthusiasts converging on Goodwood to celebrate the 2012 theme of “Young Guns – Born to Win”.
Epitomising this theme were two of motor racing’s finest ‘young guns’ making their Goodwood debut – reigning Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, plus previous multiple champion Alain Prost – both in action on the 1.16-mile Festival hillclimb, along with over 100 other motor racing heroes, from Stirling Moss and John Surtees, to Emerson Fittipaldi and Kenny Roberts, plus most of the 2012-season Formula 1 teams, including Red Bull Racing, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes and Caterham, being driven by superstar drivers such as Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg.
Lotus was this year’s celebrated Central Feature marque, with a 28-metre high sculpture outside Goodwood House, plus more than 40 significant racing examples of the mark taking to the Festival Hill.
Goodwood also paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a unique Diamond Jubilee display. For the first time ever, the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance had just one subject, with royal vehicles all owned or used by The Queen, ranging from stately limousines to an aircraft, via a train carriage!
Other popular attractions included the Forest Rally Stage, the enlarged GAS arena - where Goodwood Active Sports assembled a star-studded gathering of the world’s top riders of pedal bikes and motorcycles. A hectic 2012 Festival of Speed climaxed in the Timed Shootout on Sunday afternoon, bringing a suitably dramatic conclusion to a truly thrilling event.
Only at Goodwood will you see so many legendary cars and motorcycles gathered in one place at one time, and you can now enjoy the rare treats on offer at the 2012 Festival of Speed with the main one hour show, plus an extra hour of eight additional extended features, covering many of the Festival highlights in more detail. Sit back and savour the sights and sounds of the greatest show on earth, all together here in one exclusive film.
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