Festival of Speed

Festival Of Speed 2017 by Nicole Hains

WOW! Where to start when it comes to explaining how amazing this year’s Festival of Speed was?!

You may notice I spent a lot of time with the drift cars because very little beats being within a meter of Mad Mike doing a burn out in the Mazda MX5 26B until he set the car on fire! For me, highlights had to be riding up the hill climb in the f1 team vans, getting covered in champers by Nico Rosberg and the surreal moment when the evening entertainment consisted of Joules Holland, Nick Mason and Mike and the Mechanics preforming together – Only at Goodwood!

There are opportunities to take images literally around every corner; it’s a playground for any photographer and motorsport lover. You may notice some of my favourite spots are the first corner, the top paddock and the assembly area. Until next year FoS. 

Nico Rosberg champagne spray Goodwood FoS
honda f1 car festival of speed 2017
Mad Mike Photograph
Mazda MX5 26B drift burn out
Mad Mike at Festival of Speed 2017
ford festival of speed photography
monster drift burn out
Nico Rosberg Festival of Speed
nico rosberg f1 driver portrait from fos 2017
f1 driver signing autographs
event photography famous racing driver
jackie stewart racing driver photo
rally dirt automotive event photography
crowds at festival of speed chichester
start line goodwood hill climb
RR Rolls-Rocye Dawn Black Badge at FoS 2017
Car sideways Tag Heuer on Start Line
jaguar goodwood hill climb by Nicole Hains
Chris Harris Top Gear at Porsche Launch
ferrari detail on 70th anniversary
mark webber racing driver goodwood portrait

Festival of Speed 2015 by Nicole Hains

I cant express how much I enjoyed the Festival of Speed this year in words so I hope the pictures explain it for me!  

Festival of Speed Gallery by Nicole Hains

The Festival of Speed is an event like no other, with more than 200,000 people attending over the event it could be that FoS has now become the largest Green Field event in the world and certainly there is nowhere else I would have rather been. 

This year we celebrated 120 years with Mercedes-Benz, who stole the show with their breathtaking central feature that was the first in history to soar over the top of Goodwood House! 

We witnessed Seb Loeb win the shoot-out in the Pikes Peak, Lewis Hamilton Donoughting outside Goodwood House, Anthony Reid lose a wheel at Molcombe corner after a small incident with the flint wall and Chris Hoy speed into the haybales. 

Another fantastic moment was John Surtees marking his 50th anniversary of winning the 1964 F1 title. The occasion was marked with a special hill climb in which Surtees drove his Ferrari 158 alongside Kimi Raikkonen in his title winning 2007 F1 car.  

Festival of Speed 2013 by Nicole Hains

Although I wasn't the picture editor for Goodwood during FoS 2013, which took place on the scorching hot long weekend of the 11th - 14th of July, I was lucky enough to attend as a photographer. The event celebrated many landmarks such as the 50th anniversary of Porsche 911, 50 years of McLaren & importantly the 20th year of the Event itself which was first launched in 1993 by Lord March.

The Festival of Speed, held in the grounds of Goodwood House itself is one of the worlds largest Motorsport events. With a turn out of over 185,000 & its ability to uniquely bring together the top F1 cars, car enthusiasts, bikes and drivers the Festival of Speed is an event not to be missed!