If you're looking for the finest summer weather, don't come to drizzly England. But if you're on the hunt for the best collection of old and new cars on the planet, you have to come to Goodwood at least once in your life. This is my first time at the famed Festival of Speed in southern England, and I've been overwhelmed by the sheer joyous variety of motor vehicles on display. Seriously, just walking to and from the media center, I ended up snapping more than 250 photos of some eye-fillingly gorgeous cars. Everything from the great antiques of 1906 to modern rally and Formula 1 victors is just hanging out in the paddocks, waiting to be ogled and adored.
Lord March is the owner of the venue, the grounds of Goodwood House, and the organizer of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which began in 1993 under the premise of being the world's biggest "automotive garden party." It's been a rather muddy and rainy garden this year, but the party mood is already in place. From the beginning, the show has done a great job of assembling the finest mix of the best cars, attracting both collectors eager to show off their most-prized assets and carmakers looking for brand activation opportunities (seriously, there are people walking around the place whose job it is to nag young attendees to tweet or otherwise socialise their experience).
Check out this glorious batch of photos I took of the classic cars at Goodwood, and stay tuned to The Verge for more coverage from England's premier car show.