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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013

Cartier 'Style et Luxe' display

Goodwood has announced some of the exceptional cars that will grace the lawns of Goodwood House during the Festival of Speed from July 11-14. The acclaimed celebration of fine automotive design that is the Cartier 'Style et Luxe' concours d'élégance has become one of the festival's myriad "must see" attractions. Now in its 19th consecutive year, the Cartier 'Style et Luxe' has gathered hundreds of the world's finest, most beautiful, valuable, distinctive and sought-after cars, all competing for the coveted Overall Winner award, as voted for by a distinguished panel of judges. This year's gathering will, if anything, be even more exceptional as Goodwood celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Speed. In line with the 2013 theme of "Best of the first 20 years", the eight vehicle classes and cars on display at Goodwood will reflect many of the greatest machines that have graced the tranquil Cartier Lawn over the last two decades. There will be about 50 cars on display this year, as well as one spectacular beast only seen at Goodwood once before. Entries already confirmed include the stunning 1929 Bugatti Type 41 Royale with Coupe de Ville coachwork by Binder, as well as an unusual coachbuilt Vauxhall 30/98, to help mark the centenary of Britain's 100mph car.

Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic

  An array of pre-Second World War streamlined automotive art will include a beautiful 1938 Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic. The beast referred to above is the one-off Phantom Corsair that first came to Goodwood in 2006, when it proceeded to gently move across the Cartier lawn by itself in the middle of the night with the engine off, the car in gear, and the handbrake firmly applied. The aptly-named Phantom was a six-seater coupé designed by Rust Heinz of the eponymous foodstuffs supplier and built in 1938. Heinz lost his life in a car crash the following year, and many subsequent guardians of the Phantom have meet with unusual and untimely ends, leading to the car often being labelled as cursed. Post-War beauties will include a class of sublime 1950s grand tourers, such as the one-off 1954 Fiat Turbina and 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Competition Tour de France Speciale, as well chic drop-tops for the rich and famous, including a 1954 Maserati A6 GCS Frua and a rare Jaguar XKSS. A class of Sixties Sensations will include a number of favourites from Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar and others, while a class of Porsche 911 derivatives will help celebrate the legendary sports car's 50th anniversary. The two final classes feature, according to Goodwood, "an unparalleled selection of rarely-seen concept cars and pin-up supercars from the past 50 years".