Stars of the Haynes International Motor Museum

With over 400 cars and motorbikes, the Haynes International Motor Museum in Somerset is packed with variety. These were some of our highlights on a recent visit. First opened in 1985, the Haynes museum features 15 themed exhibitions, covering early motoring to modern supercars. We’ve broken down our photo highlights broadly in line with the…

Photo Gallery – 2016 Newcastle NE1 Motor Show

Following the success of the first event in 2015, the NE1 Motor Show was back in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the weekend. ESM went along to see what was new. New for this year was typical North East weather of grey skies and rain. Not perfect, but it did bring back memories of Goodwood from a fortnight previous at least….

Hot Rods @ The MetroCentre 08/08/2012

The MetroCentre is known for lots of things; being the biggest shopping centre in the UK, having a huge 3D IMAX screen in its Odeon cinema and for not actually being connected to the Tyne & Wear Metro. But as a meeting place for some of the North East’s finest American and classic cars? This was…

Editorial – Who Is The GFoS Really Aimed At?

A week on from the Festival of Speed and I have had the time to reflect on my experience at Goodwood. By now the magazines and websites have published their glowing reports of how it was the greatest event on the planet, offered unrivalled access and gave (journalists at least) the chance to drive iconic…

ESM – Goodwood FoS Video Blog #1

As promised, here at the video highlights from EngageSportMode’s weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’m no Ron Howard, and was only using either an iPhone or fairly basic digital camera to record these. As such, the quality is not HD, but I feel it does still capture the noise and fury of the…

ESM – Goodwood FoS Photo Blog #3 Saturday

Following a wet night, and resulting wet tent, ESM set off for a third day at Goodwood. Naturally, being the weekend, Saturday was far busier than the preceding two days. Whereas earlier access to cars was pretty much unfettered, Saturday meant queuing up to try to get photos or see things. ESM took a tactical…

ESM – Goodwood FoS Photo Blog #2 Friday

Friday is the first main day of the actual Festival of Speed. ESM spent the vast majority of it taking the long walk from the bottom of the paddock all the way to the rally-stage at the top of the hill. This is what we encountered along the way. So that is Friday’s action covered….

ESM – 2012 Goodwood FoS Photo Blog #1 Thursday

Whilst the Festival of Speed “proper” doesn’t begin until Friday, Thursday plays host to the Moving Motor Show event. Designed to let the public get up close and personal with a range of new cars from Skoda and SEAT to Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari. Of note were the BMW M5’s which seemed to rev and crackle…

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 – The ESM Review

Now that my hearing has started to recover, the sunburn has begun to fade and the numerous pictures and videos have been uploaded, I can now begin to make sense of the previous four days. For the uninitiated, the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) is an annual event which first began back in 1993. The…

Post Festival of Speed Note

Despite errant Sat Nav units, hot coffee in lap incidents and road closures, ESM has made it back home from Goodwood. A full write-up will follow tomorrow, along with lots of photos and video action. Check out the twitter feed for a sneaky, and orangey themed, preview.