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Our favourite spots from the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed

… quite a few of them are from the car park

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Half the fun of attending a huge car show such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the cool stuff you spot away from the main stands and eye-grabbing on-track action.

After a Covid-enforced year off, it was great to be back in the Duke of Richmond's garden, rubbing shoulders with petrolheads and racing royalty alike.

The cars on show didn't disappoint either – so without further ado, here are our favourite spots from the 2021 Festival of Speed – a mix of big -name cars on display and some others from the car park.

Were you there? Share your favourite snaps in the comments!

We've always got time for a Vantage AMR… sadly we forgot to see if it's a manual

We've always got time for a Vantage AMR… sadly we forgot to see if it's a manual

Step 1: Buy a Ferrari 360 Challenge race car and get it road registered. Step 2: Pick an appropriate number plate…

Step 1: Buy a Ferrari 360 Challenge race car and get it road registered. Step 2: Pick an appropriate number plate…

The new Toyota GR86 looked lovely in person – a bit of pre-facelift F-Type in there, surely?

The new Toyota GR86 looked lovely in person – a bit of pre-facelift F-Type in there, surely?

In a random twist of fate we ended up driving this exact car a few days later – a Morgan Plus Six in Porsche Viper Green

In a random twist of fate we ended up driving this exact car a few days later – a Morgan Plus Six in Porsche Viper Green

BMW Motorrad was celebrating its R18 with a smorgasbord of customised examples…

BMW Motorrad was celebrating its R18 with a smorgasbord of customised examples…

… this one almost has kidney grilles in the headlight

… this one almost has kidney grilles in the headlight

This was as clear a shot as we could get of the new 911 GT3 – it was hugely popular, and looks amazing in Signal Yellow

This was as clear a shot as we could get of the new 911 GT3 – it was hugely popular, and looks amazing in Signal Yellow

Only at Goodwood can you see a 1904 Mercedes Simplex 60hp not just moving, but being driven quickly up a hillclimb course

Only at Goodwood can you see a 1904 Mercedes Simplex 60hp not just moving, but being driven quickly up a hillclimb course

We're still waiting for a price for the Ineos Grenadier, but it looks pretty cool

We're still waiting for a price for the Ineos Grenadier, but it looks pretty cool

Look at that. Gorgeous colour combo on Lamborghini's road-legal racer

Look at that. Gorgeous colour combo on Lamborghini's road-legal racer

The new Boxster 25 Years Edition completely passed us by when it was announced – but we love the bronze wheels and red roof

The new Boxster 25 Years Edition completely passed us by when it was announced – but we love the bronze wheels and red roof

A pair of great, British-built cars next to each other in the car park

A pair of great, British-built cars next to each other in the car park

And this is how you spec a Lotus

And this is how you spec a Lotus

Actually this is also acceptable

Actually this is also acceptable

A 600LT in this blue is just about perfect. We had to have a little sit down afterwards.

A 600LT in this blue is just about perfect. We had to have a little sit down afterwards.

We're not 100% sold on this i8's colour scheme, but it's certainly… eye-catching. Bit of a modern classic already

We're not 100% sold on this i8's colour scheme, but it's certainly… eye-catching. Bit of a modern classic already

Camera might have been distracted by the carbon-fibre kidney grilles and missed the real treasure… sorry

Camera might have been distracted by the carbon-fibre kidney grilles and missed the real treasure… sorry

Not all the cool things were life-size – we're sorely tempted to get a Traxxas TRX-4 rock crawler for the garden…

Not all the cool things were life-size – we're sorely tempted to get a Traxxas TRX-4 rock crawler for the garden…

We're not sure there's a finer colour for any car – this F-Pace SVR rocks

We're not sure there's a finer colour for any car – this F-Pace SVR rocks

Ford showed off the Mach-E in GT form

Ford showed off the Mach-E in GT form

Dakar legend Sam Sunderland giving it the beans on his KTM

Dakar legend Sam Sunderland giving it the beans on his KTM

Sorry… we had to slip a classic Porsche livery in somewhere

Sorry… we had to slip a classic Porsche livery in somewhere

We'll finish with this – a very understated Lotus Emira, tucked away from the main Lotus stand in the first-glance tent

We'll finish with this – a very understated Lotus Emira, tucked away from the main Lotus stand in the first-glance tent

What was your favourite car from the 2021 Festival? Tell us in the comments!

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