Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

CarWitter went to Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014, here was their verdict

As ever the machinery on display is world class, the day started off with the classic pre-war beasts. These ranged from 1938 Alfa Romeo 308Cs to the stunning 6.0 litre V16 Auto Union Type C, the majority of these cars being worth well into the millions of pounds its superb to see them still being used for their original purpose.

As the classes flew past us at Molecomb the time also flies by, before you know it you are watching historic Pikes Peak winners and Le Mans Porsche Prototypes from yesteryear. There was also a 1997 Mercedes Benz CLK GTR, this brought back memories of my first Scalextric – seeing it in the flesh for the first time was incredible.

Next up was current gen GT3 machinery, Bentley ran up the hill in the car that was launched at last years Festival of Speed; the Continental GT3, this was matched by the beastie Mercedes Benz SLS GT3 and who could forget the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, piloted by GT Academy winner Jan Mardenborough the car was fresh from the prior weekends Nurburgring 24 hour race, still bearing duct tape healed battle scars.

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