GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2009

Williams at 40I was at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last Friday and it has to be one of the greatest motorsport events anywhere. It is the only event that I know of that allows fans such unprecedented access to the cars. As you can see from the pictures you can get within touching distance of the cars. There are no barriers and no security guards keeping you back. While these cars are old they are also expensive so it is good of the owners to not worry about what must be their pride and joys.

This year the event celebrated 40 years of Frank Williams in motorsport and gave me an opportunity to see some of his cars that I have only ever seen in pictures or model form before. They were all beautifully presented and clearly had some time and money spent on them to get them into such condition. I am always amazed that so many have survived over the years.

I took plenty of pictures and as you can get so close you really get to see the cars in great detail. Click on the picture below to see them.

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