The Goodwood Festival of Speed took place this past weekend. You could have watched the entire event real-time via the event’s YouTube channel’s live stream.
But for many, the high cost of data and the need to maintain family contact over the weekend meant that we could not be glued to our screens. Here then, are our Top 5 action clips from the Goodwood Festival of Speed in no particular order. You can see more action clips here.
VW ID R Pikes Peak
Fresh from his recent win and record-setting run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Romain Dumas had a bit of an ‘off’ in the VW ID R Pikes Peak during his practice run at the event. The Frenchman held the slide and managed to bring the car back onto the track without any damage. Later in the day, he would set the fastest time of the 2018 event, making the ID R the first electric car to win the Shootout.
Roborace Autonomous Run
Robocar became the very first car to pilot itself up the famous hill climb event. The car has no outside help and no driver on board. You can read more about the high-tech car by clicking here.
BTCC Jaguar Mk1
Grant Williams spent most of his run in this 1959 Jaguar going sideways, even in a straight line. The glorious-sounding Jag may not have been quick, but it sure was spectacular.
Honda Mean Mower V2
This crazy looking contraption was built to reclaim the record of world’s fastest mower. You can read more about it by clicking here.
Mazda RX7 MadBull
Mad Mike Whiddett could have set the countryside alight with the massive flames spilling out of the tailpipe of his rotary powered Mazda drift car.
Liam Doran crashed his Ford RS200 when the rear bodywork detached from the car. The loss of downforce sent Doran into the hay bales.