The Queen’s cars on display at Goodwood

imageThe Goodwood Festival of Speed will be home to an exceptional gathering of vehicles to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee forms the inspiration for a spectacular gathering of vehicles at this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The event’s Cartier Style et Luxe concours d’elegance display will this year be focused on vehicles that have been personally owned or used by the Queen in a collection that has never before been seen together in public.

Vehicles are being sourced not only from the Queen’s personal collections at Sandringham and the Royal Mews, but also from overseas governments and private collections.

They will be divided into six classes: Limousines, official Overseas State Visit travel, Working Cars, Personal Family Cars, Aviation, Rail and Horse-drawn vehicles, and Royal Household Toy Cars.

The display will include the Queen’s 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V and 1929 Daimler Double Six 30hp Brougham, as well as a Chapron-bodied Citroën SM Decapotable used by the Queen during a State visit to France in 1972 and, at the other end of the scale, a 1961 Vauxhall Cresta Friary Estate used to transport the Queen’s corgi dogs.

A 1920s Royal Midland carriage from The Royal Train and a 1950s De Havilland Chipmunk aircraft will also be on display, and like everything else will come under the scrutiny of a panel of expert judges who have the job of choosing which vehicle best demonstrates the art of automotive design.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from June 28-July 1. Tickets must be booked in advance and can be purchased from the Goodwood website. Prices for an adult ticket start at £39 with young person (aged 13-22) tickets roughly half price and children under 13 free (but you’ll need to order them a free child’s ticket online).

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