Rallying support at the Goodwood FOS 2016

Julie and Shelley power through the tricky course (Photo by Marc Waller)

Julie and Shelley power through the tricky course (Photo by Marc Waller)The Forrest Rally stage at the Goodwood festival of Speed has now become so well established within the event that it’s difficult to remember a time without it but it’s actually only in it’s twelfth year having been introduced in 2005.

The start and finish lines are situated at the top of the hill climb next to the top paddock. To visit you can either walk up cutting through the woodland to watch the cars charging through on the way up or you can take a tractor and trailer ride if you prefer a method that’s easier on the legs!

As usual there is a huge range of famous, rare and unusual rally machinery with the oldest car this year being a 1958 Volkswagen Beetle and the Newest a 2016 Ford Fiesta which competes in the British Rally Championship.

Between those two you’ll find all sorts of cars, with an example of every iconic car in the sport. In the older cars you’ll find Mini Coopers, Ford Escorts (Mk1 and 2) Triumph TR7 V8s and many more.

Next are the legends from the 1980’s, both group A and the incredible group B cars with Audi Quattros, Lancia Deltas, Ford RS200’s and the ever popular Metro 6R4.

There’s even a Ferrari 308 Group B machine.

Onto the 1990’s and there are Toyota Celicas, Subaru Imprezas including an ex Colin McRae machine, Fords Escort and Sierra Cosworths are both present. Moving through the late 90’s into the early 2000’s you’ll see cars like the Ford Focus WRC and the Mitsubishi Evo.

There are also all sorts of more unusual rally machinery such as Land Rovers and Pick ups and even a car that started out as a Lotus Espirit! It’s almost a case of “you name it, it’s here” Lada Rally car? That’s here, Nissan Micra? Yep we have that!

There are several females on the course this weekend including Louise Cook in her Fiesta, Shelly Taunt and Julie Murphy in their Impreza and Jade Pavely, co driving with her dad Dave in the families Mitsubishi Evo.

There are also rally cars in action on the hill with a Polo WRC car driven by Jari-Matti Latvala and a Toyota GT86 R3 two of the modern cars and a Renault 5 turbo featuring in the classics as part of Renault’s 110 years of Motorsport celebrations.

Former champions driving include Russell Brookes and David Lewellin. There is also a son of a Rally world champion in action as Olly Clark takes Gobstopper II up the hill. The car, a modified Subaru Impreza has 700 bhp and is expected to be one of the quicker cars on the Goodwood Hill.

If you count Rallycross in with rallying there’s another list of cars to add in with some very famous drivers. Alex Wurz is driving his dad’s Lancia Stratos which won the European Rallycross championship in 1976. Andrew Jordan, usually seen in the Pirtek BTCC car (which he is also driving here!) is in the Audi S1 EKS RX Rallycross car.

Liam Doran has his rapid Citroen DS3 Rallycross car which is very spectacular on the hill!

The rally and rallycross cars on the hill go up in the same class as the drift cars with the class name of “Catch my drift” By Marc Waller

The newer cars get big air (Photo by Marc Waller) Not the sort of Beetle you usually find in the woods (Photo by Marc Waller) Louise speeds through the scenery (Photo by Marc Waller) Lots of legends like the Ford RS200 (Photo by Marc Waller) Jade with her dad (Photo by Marc Waller) Jade and her dad go flying (Photo by Marc Waller) We even have a Lada (Photo by Marc Waller) Thumbs up from Louise Cook (Photo by Marc Waller)

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