While it would be easy to sit and watch the cars run up the Lord's driveway all day, there's plenty more to do at Goodwood. The paddock is perhaps one of the best places to get a glimpse of the premier-level kit on display, as it allows a close up look all of the cars. Like many of the vintage racing events here in the United States, there are no barriers and you can walk around the cars, talk to the mechanics and if you're lucky, even see a famous driver or two. During our brief stroll through the paddock we ran into Tom Kristensen having a chat with Derek Bell, perhaps discussing their combined thirteen Le Mans wins.
You can view photos from this year's Festival of Speed paddock in the high-res gallery below, and use it as a reminder that you need to get out Goodwood at least once in your lifetime.
Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.