Tom Cruise Drops In As Goodwood’s FOS Nears The Chequered Flag

Festival of Speed 2021
Tom Cruise - Image: Jon Nicholson

As the final day of Goodwood’s Festival of Speed nears the chequered flag we look back at some of the highlights including Mission Impossible star, Tom Cruise dropping in for a photoshoot with the Duke of Richmond…

Running as a pilot event as part of the Events Research Programme (ERP), the Festival of Speed welcomed back motoring fans back to West Sussex to witness the thrills, drama, stars, cars and interactive experiences that the event is renowned for.

The legendary Sir Stirling Moss, who passed away at Easter 2020, was commemorated at Goodwood’s headline motorsport events in 2021 and ‘Mr Goodwood’s’ incredible Mercedes-Benz 300SLR ‘722’, in which he and co-driver Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 Mille Miglia, was given pride of place at this year’s event.

Goodwood FOS - Stirling Moss Mercedes

The Duke of Richmond said:
“Stirling and his wife Susie were such an important part of the Goodwood family for so many years. All of us here felt his loss especially keenly as we weren’t able to commemorate his incredible life as we would have wanted last year. We hope that fans at our events around the world will join us in celebrating his racing career and bidding farewell to ‘Mr Goodwood’ in 2021. Stirling’s supreme skill and love for his sport will continue to be remembered at Goodwood for many years to come.”

Also on display at Goodwood is the first red example of the road-legal EVO37 which turned a few heads at its official presentation. The Kimera EVO37 will be strictly limited to only 37 models in numbered series… Unremarkably, 11 of them have already been sold to various aficionados and collectors from all over the world even before the unveiling.

Goodwood FOS Highlights Gallery

Lamborghini’s Aventador LP 780-4 ‘Ultimae‘ was also put through its paces, displayed in both coupé and roadster editions, while the Essenza SCV12, the limited-edition hypercar developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse for track use, was driven by Emanuele Pirro and headed Lamborghini models running ‘up the hill’ in the supercar class.

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