Christmas Stocking-Fillers

If the man or woman in your life is a historic motorsport enthusiast, there can be few better stocking-fillers than two DVDs recently produced by the Goodwood Road Racing Company.

First, there’s an unmissable blend of drama, excitement – and rain – captured in the highlights of the 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed. From WRC cars on the Forest Rally Stage; through the five (yes, five) Bugatti Royales in the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’; to the dramatic Land Speed Record cars displayed on the Goodwood cricket pitch. Not to mention a certain Festival debutant in the form of Lewis Hamilton, who showed such charm and enthusiasm despite the relentless rain.

Secondly, for more dedicated historians, there is a wonderful compilation of previously unseen archive footage entitled, ‘Goodwood – the Motor Racing Story, 1948-1966’. Here you can look back and see the legendary drivers and cars as they were, in their day.

The DVDs cost £19.95 each, plus post and packing. Call +44(0)1243 755098, email [email protected] or see /

Editor's Note: I have already 'test driven' the ‘Goodwood – the Motor Racing Story, 1948-1966’ DVD, and can report that for those suffering withdrawal symptoms soon after the event closes for another year, it's the perfect tonic.

There's plenty of period film of the original TT and other saloon and single-seater races, including the infamous accident that ended Sir Stirling Moss's career in 1962, while the in-car shots from one of the first Revival TTs are also worthy of mention. Behind the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GTO? – You cannot beat that.

Text - Charis Whitcombe
Photos - Goodwood Photo Library / Roger Dixon

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