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Buckle yourself in for a weekend filled with Goodwood Festival, streaming live here

26 June, 2015

The running of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, on until June 28, looks to be one of the most diverse yet. Every cornerstone of international motoring and motorsport is covered, to the point where selecting a panel of highlights is rendered an impossible task for even the most opinionated car fan. Check out the provisional entry list below, and you’ll understand what we mean.

Goodwood Festival of Speed Entry List 2015 Provisional by Máté Petrány

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, BMW, Formula 1, Nascar, drifting, IndyCar, Honda, Ducati, and many more are there in incredible numbers. There is something for absolutely everyone.

New Zealand influence can also be seen throughout the line-up, with the Porsche 919 Hybrid that Earl Bamber recently helped race to victory at Le Mans, Greg Murphy’s 2009 Sprint Gas Racing Holden VE Commodore V8 Supercar, ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett’s Mazda RX-7, and McLarens galore also in attendance.

To view all of these incredible machines on the track, check out the live feed below.

Leading image: Goodwood Festival of Speed

Motorsport Flashback – Kiwi rallying in the 1970s

Rallying arrived in New Zealand in 1973 like a tsunami. It had been only a few years since the sport was introduced here and shortly afterwards Heatway came on board as the sponsor to take rallying to a new level. The 1973 Heatway would be the longest and biggest yet, running in both islands with 120 drivers over eight days and covering some 5400 kilometres. The winner was 31-year-old Hannu Mikkola — a genuine Flying Finn who had been rallying since 1963 before putting any thoughts of a career on hold until he completed an economics degree. The likeable Finn became an instant hero to many attracted to this new motor sport thing. I was one of them.

Think of it as a four-door Cooper

New Zealand Mini Owners Club coordinator Josh Kelly of Dunedin loves his Minis. It’s a family affair. Julie and Mike, Josh’s mum and dad, are just as keen, and they can usually all be found taking part in the club’s annual ‘Goodbye, Pork Pie’ charity run from the North of the country to the South.
But lately Josh’s young head has been turned by some other revolutionary BMC cars. He has picked up a couple of Austin and Morris 1100 and 1300s, which he started to restore — that was until an opportunity arose to buy a rare example stored in a shed.