Review: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

1. 1929 Hispano-Suiza H6B Galle - ext F3Q R Goodwood 2021

Goodwood Festival of Speed has become the premier UK car show with a variety of cars both old and brand spanking new on display. What’s more its outdoors which means Covid restrictions are a little less stringent. Armed with camera and notebook, longtime CDN contributor Guy Bird reports

With so many (in-door) motorshows cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic the chance to attend the (mostly outdoors) 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in England’s deep south last weekend (July 8th-11th) was a physical and metaphorical breath of fresh of air. Sizeable crowds were allowed back in a controlled manner and for this journalist it was a chance to see dozens of cars, friends and colleagues I hadn’t been allowed to see in person over the last 16 months of lockdowns and restrictions. Alongside a few significant global and UK reveals, plus rare 20th century classics, it was a welcome return and another classic Goodwood event. What follows are CDN’s potted highlights…

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