Goodwood FoS Round-Up

Another action-packed year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed saw three Quaife equipped racers power up the Duke of Richmond's driveway. Thousands of spectators were treated to both tyre smoke and flying dust, demonstrating admirably how our driveline components stand up to the abuse thrown at them...

Baggsy at Goodwood 2018

Another action-packed year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed saw three Quaife equipped racers power up the Duke of Richmond’s driveway. Thousands of spectators were treated to both tyre smoke and flying dust, demonstrating admirably how our driveline components stand up to the abuse thrown at them…

Last weekend celebrated the 25th anniversary of Goodwood’s Festival Of Speed, possibly the biggest highlight on the automotive calendar for manufacturers, drivers, enthusiasts and petrol heads alike. The Goodwood estate, situated in West Sussex and the seat of the Duke of Richmond, plays host to a 300,000 plus crowd across four days of motorsport and car culture celebrations. The whole event is live streamed worldwide to millions of viewers.

Baggsy returned for his third consecutive year at the Festival Of Speed. His weapon of choice; the fire breathing 1200hp Nissan GTR R35 fitted with the Quaife QBE69G 6-Speed Sequential Gearbox. Baggsy piloted his V8 swapped R35 up the famous Goodwood hillclimb a total of seven times across the four days. The drift group is a sure favourite of the crowds at the Festival of Speed – a constant roar of cheers can be heard throughout the demos. Once the smoke settled, the fans surrounded the cars for pictures and autographs. There was only a handful of drift cars amongst the high end/luxury sports and hyper cars scattered across the lawns of Goodwood, and the crowds loved every bit of them.

Baggsy breaks his bumper drifting at #FOS

When you drift so hard your tear your bumper off #FOS

Posted by Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday, 19 July 2018

 

Although a lot of attention at Goodwood is on the 1.86 km hillclimb, follow the hill and you’ll come across the Off-Road Arena, shortly before the Forest Rally Stage. Here, AJD Off-Road had brought along their Milner to wow the crowds. Covering extreme speeds on the rough stuff, whilst also being airborne for decent periods, the yellow racer kicked up plenty of flying dust throughout the FoS weekend.

The Chevrolet LS3 engined Milner R5 is equipped with the Quaife QBE69G 6-Speed Sequential Gearbox. Piloted by company owner Andy DeGiulio, the team won the first ever timed shoot out in the Off Road Arena on the Sunday afternoon against some of the best cars and drivers from the UK and France. Our congratulations to all…

Milner R5

Meanwhile, a Union Jack liveried Land Rover Defender piloted by AJS Tyres’ front man Andy Sergeant was attracting plenty of attention. It’s won many rally stages over recent years, with the vehicle’s performance improving with every race. Equipped with the Quaife QBE86G Land Rover Heavy Duty 6-Speed Sequential Gearbox, Andy really took the vehicle to the limit up the hill, taking some of the Duke of Richmond’s lawn with it!

AJS Tyres Defender

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the place to see racing and performance cars from every era up-close. Many motorsport disciplines are catered for, including F1, NASCAR, superbikes, rallying, touring cars and drifters, plus many more. Motor manufacturers regularly launch their high-end performance and luxury cars at the show, as well as providing dynamic debuts. The Moving Motor Show kicks things off on the Thursday, where customers can book a slot to drive the latest models up the hill themselves, prior to the main 3-day FoS event beginning on the Friday. If you fancy getting up close to all this action, we strongly recommend booking tickets for next years’ event…

Posted by Andy Sargeant on Monday, 16 July 2018