Photo Gallery – 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Motor Show

Ok, officially Thursday is the Moving Motor Show at the Festival of Speed. But, there are so many elaborate manufacturer stands there, that the entire weekend has become the de facto British motor show.  We featured part one – our highlights from the race car paddocks – yesterday. In this section we’ve also included the road cars…

Photo Gallery – 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Paddock Action

Despite weather that threatened to make Goodwood seem more like Glastonbury at times, the 2016 Festival of Speed proved to be as impressive as ever. ESM was there, for two days this time, getting up close and personal with as much of the machinery as possible. We could write 1,000s of words but, instead, we’ll give you…

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Gallery Three

After parts one and two of our 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed gallery bonanza, comes this final one. It sometimes seems hard to believe that car manufacturers have for a number of years expressed no real interest in a real British motor show, yet are willing to have huge stands like the ones seen at Goodwood….

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed – The Racers Gallery

Whilst the Festival of Speed has grown to become the de facto British motor show, it’s still all about the epic racing cars that tackle the hill climb course. Our second 2015 gallery features some of the exotic and expensive machinery found in the paddock.

Friday Photo – Six Retro Themed Toyota GT86 for Goodwood

We like the Toyota GT86. We also like retro-racer inspired liveries. So a bundle of six GT86s finished in classic Toyota racing colour schemes sounds like a pretty good deal to us! Celebrating some 50 years of Toyota motorsport heritage, the six models have been vinyl-wrapped, lowered by 40mm, had stainless steel exhausts fitted and Rota…

Friday Photo – 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

EngageSportMode wasn’t at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, instead spending last weekend at Croft Circuit for the British Touring Car Championship. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring you photo highlights from Goodwood. We promise there’s no flamboyant trousers or Red Arrows content contained within. Drawing in over 200,000 spectators across the four days, this…

New – Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

Let’s be honest, we’re probably best off adding the phrase “at the Goodwood Festival of Speed” to anything regarding hot hatches this week. After Ford and Honda, here comes Peugeot with their special edition GTi launched there today. There’s more than meets the eye with this one though. 1984 was a particularly good year although, with this…

News and photos – Jaguar F-Type Project 7

At last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jaguar showed off a lightweight concept version of the F-Type Roadster. Public response was so good that they’ve decided to build it as a limited edition to showcase JLR’s new Special Operations team. Enter the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar. The overarching aim of the car is to…

EngageSportMode is NOT at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013

Unlike last year, EngageSportMode decided not to make the pilgrimage to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s a very long way from Newcastle Upon Tyne, ESM’s Mate Dave has just bought a house, and if you go every year it might lose the novelty. So, instead, ESM is at home watching the Festival of Speed…

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…