Every year at the end of June and the beginning of July, the sloping manicured lawns of the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England fill with hundreds of thousands of people to partake in the unique event, that is the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The festival began as an annual hill climb, but over the years has expanded to included a rolling motor show, a forest stage rally course, and an impressive temporary automotive manufacturer showcase.
The festival attracts all kinds of people as well. From Formula 1 teams, motor racing legends, to every day enthusiasts and folks who just want a glimpse of the latest in automotive technology. This along with the juxtaposition of turn of the century pre-war cars, with the technology packed formula 1 cars makes the event unique.
As automotive sports have progressed more representation has been seen every year at the festival. Mad Mike Whiddett has been the ambassador and has brought drifting into a more prominent position. This year saw many drifting legends showing off for the crowd.
The festival is truly a unique event, and one that every petrol head should have on their bucket list.
Authors Note: All photographs come courtesy of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Follow them @Festivalofspeed on Facebook, and @fosgoodwood on Instagram.