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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Goodwood Festival of Speed took place last weekend at the Earl of March's home in West Sussex, England. Like every year, this event attracted throngs of auto fans from around the world, as well as celebrities (Jay Leno, Peter Fonda, Jesse James, etc.), manufacturers and motorsports teams.

The Hillclimb that takes place on 1.19 miles of Goodwood Estate's parkland roads served as the main attraction, and we've got plenty of shots of the action. Vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss (driven by Moss himself, no less), Bertone Mantide, a McLaren F1 GTR, Porsche 911 GT1, Pagoni Zonda Cinque R, Audi R15 TDI and a whole bunch of F1 cars can be seen attacking the hill. A few NASCAR race cars from various eras even jumped the puddle to attend. We've also got photo coverage of the Forest Rally Stage, as well as shots of the general atmosphere on the Earl of March's lawn over the weekend.

Check it all out in the gallery below, complete with descriptions to help you follow along.

Ferrari 599XX
  • Ferrari 599XX
  • Ferrari 599XX
  • Lewis Hamilton does a burnout in a Merc SLR
  • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss, driven by Stirling himself
  • Bertone Mantide
  • Bertone Mantide
  • Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M
  • Jackie Stewart drives the Matra-Cosworth MS10, his old racecar from '68 & '69
  • Mark Webber drives the 2006 RBR F1 car
  • Porsche GT1
  • McLaren F1 GTR, we think Jay Leno took this for a drive up the hill
  • Jesse James in his custom trophy truck, a big crowd pleaser!
  • Sir Stirling Moss drives the M-B W196
  • Justin Law in his Jaguar XJR8/9, who set the fastest time of the weekend of 44.40 seconds
  • Sally Mason-Styrron, daughter of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, drives Dad's Ferrari 166MM Barchetta
  • Jenson Button coming back down the hill after his run in the M-B W25
  • Allan McNish, former F1 driver and twice Le Mans winner in the 2009 Audi R15 TDi
  • Peter Fonda on the 'Easy Rider' Captain America chopper
  • Jesse James in his custom trophy truck, a big crowd pleaser!
  • Tractor rides to the very dusty rally stage!
  • RAF 'Red Arrows' display
  • RAF Eurofighter Typhoon display
  • Lexus LF-A 'Crystal Wind' model
  • Custom Rolls-Royce mascot
  • Beautiful 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6C Xenia at the 'Cartier Style et Luxe' concours
  • Jesse James in his custom trophy truck, a big crowd pleaser!
  • Jesse James in his custom trophy truck, a big crowd pleaser!
  • Jesse James in his custom trophy truck, a big crowd pleaser!

[Photos: Tim Brown/ Motion Captured, Flickr]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Fantastic gallery guys! My only really comment, which has been mentioned before, is to have wallpaper-sized pics. I would be great to use some of these beautiful shots on one's desktop.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I read the LF-A was going to be there. Looking for pics of it all weekend the only image I found was one of the "Cystal Wind" sculpture. I guess it is a teaser of the final design?
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Vehicles like the...Pagoni Zonda Cinque..."

      Dear Autoblog,

      That's a Zonda R not a Zonda Cinque.

      Your friend,

      Here's some supporting evidence.


      • 6 Years Ago
      After looking at the awesome gallery I have come to the conclusion that cars are just too damn cool.

      That's gotta be one of the best events to go to if your a car guy/gal.
        • 6 Years Ago
        just a heads up the ferrari in the first pic is not a 599XX it's a 575GTC
      • 6 Years Ago
      You had the Gulf liveried Aston Martin Le Mans racer in your sights and you focus on some guy with a flag?? REALLY???

      Aside from that, awesome pics.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Still nothing can make me want to sell my organs like a McLaren F1, mmmmmmm.
      • 6 Years Ago
      really great gallery, nice to see autoblog getting some cool shots of the hotness.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Jesse James in his custom trophy truck, a big crowd pleaser!"

      I had to put it, apparently there's no other description of the car, lol.

      This is a really lovely event though, I would have loved to be there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really liked the pictures, good work AB. Keep it up.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. Great gallery. Thanks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome pictures but...Why aren't they wallpaper resolution??? There's more than a few I would like to have on my desktop. Audi S1 FTMFW!!!
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