There’s no doubt that every 911 owner is tired of the “beetle” jokes, especially when it comes to aircooled variants. While the original Volkswagen and the 911 do share some similarities, especially in their earliest counterparts, it’s disingenuous at best, and annoying at worst. Or so I’m told by my 911-owning friends that I often call Beetles.
Imagine yourself in grade school: you’re in your chair, and your desk it attached, and perhaps your feet are stuffed into the basket under your seat. You hear the creaking squeaking from down the hall, and then through the door comes a substitute teacher. In tow, she has the tall black rolling cart, and perched atop it is a CRT TV with a built-in VCR. You know immediately that it is bound to be the best day of the week, because instead of working, it’s movie time.
If one set wasn’t enough, we’ve got good news: We’re back with Part II of our look back at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 with 35 more photos of classic racers at their best. Peter Aylward’s stylized imagery captures the essence of the event and the cars that comprise it, leaving us yearning yet again for the chance to attend the event ourselves. With 2019’s event upon us in just a month, we’ve got to rule it out. Maybe 2020 is our year? Fingers crossed.
It’s hard to follow the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a stateside event. We can’t, in good conscience, compare, but that’s not for a lack of impressive machinery at the Sonoma Speed Festival. From May 30th through June 2nd, an incredible fleet of cars descended upon the iconic Sonoma Raceway, formerly known as both Infineon and Sears Point.
With the Goodwood Festival of Speed less than a month away, we figure now’s better than ever to take a look back: One of our favorite motorsports photographers, Peter Aylward, has made good on his promise to treat us to the imagery of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. For those somehow unfamiliar, the Goodwood FoS celebrates historic race cars of all walks, from vintage to modern, as long as the machine offers automotive, cultural, or community significance.