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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012: Highlights from the paddock

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Lotus was the featured marque at Goodwood 2012, and the theme of the Festival of Speed sculpture
Lotus was the featured marque at Goodwood 2012, and the theme of the Festival of Speed sculpture
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Agility Saietta electric motorcycle
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Agility Saietta electric motorcycle
AEDC all-electric drift car
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AEDC all-electric drift car
AEDC all-electric drift car interior
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AEDC all-electric drift car interior
Lotus Type 91
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Lotus Type 91
Lotus at Gootwood 2012
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Lotus at Gootwood 2012
Mercedes SLS AMG
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Mercedes SLS AMG
Mercedes Formula 1 racer at Goodwood
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Mercedes Formula 1 racer at Goodwood
BMW M3 Chrome Bullet
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BMW M3 Chrome Bullet
BMW M3 Chrome Bullet
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BMW M3 Chrome Bullet
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Lotus was the featured marque at Goodwood 2012, and the theme of the Festival of Speed sculpture
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Lotus was the featured marque at Goodwood 2012, and the theme of the Festival of Speed sculpture
Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale
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Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale
Ferrari FF
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Ferrari FF
Ferrari California 30
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Ferrari California 30
Porsche 918 Spyder concept
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Porsche 918 Spyder concept
The Red Arrows put on a show
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The Red Arrows put on a show
The Red Arrows fly the local colors at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
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The Red Arrows fly the local colors at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
The Red Arrows over Goodwood
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The Red Arrows over Goodwood
One for Gran Turismo 5 fans - the radically styled Redbull X1
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One for Gran Turismo 5 fans - the radically styled Redbull X1
Redbull X1
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Redbull X1
Getting air in the Goodwood Action Sports arena
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Getting air in the Goodwood Action Sports arena
Mega bunny hop - Goodwood Action Sports arena
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Mega bunny hop - Goodwood Action Sports arena
Goodwood Action Sports arena - the photo doesn't do justice to just how high that bar is
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Goodwood Action Sports arena - the photo doesn't do justice to just how high that bar is
The Can-Am Spyder in Police livery
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The Can-Am Spyder in Police livery
Bentley concept on show
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Bentley concept on show
Ferrari F1 in the paddock2012 Spyker C8 Aileron
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Ferrari F1 in the paddock2012 Spyker C8 Aileron
This 1928 Scott Flying Squirrel one of many impressive vintage motorcycles on display
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This 1928 Scott Flying Squirrel one of many impressive vintage motorcycles on display
Weissman
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Weissman
2012 Spyker C8 Aileron
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2012 Spyker C8 Aileron
Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale - a supercar with trunk space
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Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale - a supercar with trunk space
Timeless beauty - the Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
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Timeless beauty - the Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
1925 Rolls Royce 25HP
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1925 Rolls Royce 25HP
1928 Scott Flying Squirrel
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1928 Scott Flying Squirrel
1932 Daimer V32 Shooting Brake ... V32 is the model number by the way - the engine is a straight 8
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1932 Daimer V32 Shooting Brake ... V32 is the model number by the way - the engine is a straight 8
1932 Daimer V32 Shooting Brake on the lawn in front of Goodwood house
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1932 Daimer V32 Shooting Brake on the lawn in front of Goodwood house
1937 Mercedes W125 gets some TLC
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1937 Mercedes W125 gets some TLC
1955 Midget Racer - Prince Charles' 7th Birthday present
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1955 Midget Racer - Prince Charles' 7th Birthday present
1992 Jag XJ220
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1992 Jag XJ220
2012 Spyker C8 Aileron
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2012 Spyker C8 Aileron
The Koenigsegg Agera R holds the record for accelleration from 0-300 km/h - 21.19 seconds!
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The Koenigsegg Agera R holds the record for accelleration from 0-300 km/h - 21.19 seconds!
Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale
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Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale
Bentley concept - interior
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Bentley concept - interior
It's a bling thing - one very out there Mercedes G 350 CDI
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It's a bling thing - one very out there Mercedes G 350 CDI
Gumpert Apollo supercar
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Gumpert Apollo supercar
The Chevrolet Aveo hangs out
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The Chevrolet Aveo hangs out
Red Arrows fly by
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Red Arrows fly by
Bowler EXR rally car
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Bowler EXR rally car
Goodwood Action Sports arena
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Goodwood Action Sports arena
Goodwood Action Sports arena
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Goodwood Action Sports arena
Jaguar's C-X75 concept four-wheel drive electric supercar
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Jaguar's C-X75 concept four-wheel drive electric supercar
Morgan 3 Wheeler
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Morgan 3 Wheeler
A virtual reality sky-diving game was part of the Nissan display at Goodwood
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A virtual reality sky-diving game was part of the Nissan display at Goodwood
Norton 1954 Type F
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Norton 1954 Type F
Redbull RB6 2010
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Redbull RB6 2010
Volvo V60 hybrid
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Volvo V60 hybrid
Vauxhall RAK e concept
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Vauxhall RAK e concept
Zonda R
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Zonda R
A collection of Alain Prost's winning cars was a major draw card at Goodwood 2012 - shown here is the 1990 Ferrari 640
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A collection of Alain Prost's winning cars was a major draw card at Goodwood 2012 - shown here is the 1990 Ferrari 640
Prost's Williams-Renault FW15C
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Prost's Williams-Renault FW15C
Prost's 1980 McLaren-Cosworth M29B
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Prost's 1980 McLaren-Cosworth M29B
Prost's 1980 McLaren-Cosworth M29B
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Prost's 1980 McLaren-Cosworth M29B
Cummins QSK95 - 4000+ hp, 16,000 Nm, 95-liter V-16 - that's a big engine
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Cummins QSK95 - 4000+ hp, 16,000 Nm, 95-liter V-16 - that's a big engine
The unmistakable "Spirit of Ecstasy"
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The unmistakable "Spirit of Ecstasy"
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While there was certainly plenty of action on the track at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, that was far from the only automotive eye-candy at hand. Attractions off the tarmac included a display of Alain Prost's Formula 1 drives, a beautiful collection of luxury automobiles celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, exhibitions from almost every major auto manufacturer, action sports demonstrations, rally cars, motorcycles, racers from yesteryear ... and of course, a smorgasbord of supercars.

Here's a selection of our favorite snaps from the grounds of Goodwood Estate at the 2012 Festival of Speed ... and there's plenty more to browse through in the gallery.

BMW M3 Chrome Bullet
BMW M3 Chrome Bullet

1932 Daimer V32 Shooting Brake on the lawn in front of Goodwood house
1932 Daimer V32 Shooting Brake on the lawn in front of Goodwood house

Getting air in the Goodwood Action Sports arena
Getting air in the Goodwood Action Sports arena

The Red Arrows fly the local colors at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
The Red Arrows fly the local colors at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK

The Koenigsegg Agera R holds the record for accelleration from 0-300 km/h - 21.19 seconds!
The Koenigsegg Agera R holds the record for accelleration from 0-300 km/h - 21.19 seconds!

Agility Saietta electric motorcycle
Agility Saietta electric motorcycle

1937 Mercedes W125 gets some TLC
1937 Mercedes W125 gets some TLC

1955 Midget Racer - Prince Charles' 7th Birthday present
1955 Midget Racer - Prince Charles' 7th Birthday present

2012 Spyker C8 Aileron
2012 Spyker C8 Aileron

Norton 1954 Type F
Norton 1954 Type F

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gragraposker
Ahhh,the Horner Bros. Irving/Vincent race outfit (888) made the whole affair worthwhile!