The Goodwood Festival of Speed might just be the greatest motoring event on earth. Goodwood Vol 03: Peaks Of Performance, is published in official partnership with the Goodwood Road Racing Company, and aims to capture all that greatness within 144 pages of ultra-high quality print, utilising the best writers, photographers and artists in the industry.
As with the event itself, Vol 03 focuses on motorsport’s ‘peaks of performance’. The game-changing moments, cars and people that, in their own ways, changed the automotive landscape forever.
This begins with Ferrari’s indelible 250 series, produced from 1953 to 1964 and celebrated at the Festival of Speed with a special display on the Cartier Lawn. This is a class of cars that put the Cavallino within reach of perhaps not the every man, but the well-heeled every man. We also celebrate the fiftieth birthday of the iconic Lotus 49, perhaps the purest representation of raw speed ever to hit the Formula One circuit, by delving deep into the story of its conception, evolution and world-conquering performance at the hands the some of the sport’s greatest names.
Great names are certainly not in short supply for Vol 03; nine-time Le Mans victor Tom Kristensen lets us in on his trade secrets, the world’s pre-eminent industrial designer Marc Newson discusses automotive beauty and we revisit a fascinating conversation with the now sadly-departed John Surtees, in which he speaks candidly about missed opportunities and just what it takes to be a champion on two and four wheels.
Vol 03 is well rounded off by a look at the influential Brooklands Raceway on its 110th birthday – a hallowed ground that shaped and moulded British motorsport – and the beasts that roamed it, as well as Alfa Romeo’s incredible 155 DTM championship dominator and the sad tale of a near-forgotten industry heavyweight in Delage Motorcars.
This series is published in strictly limited numbers and is available only while stocks last.