The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007
Day One

Friday 22nd June 2007

The first day of this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed looks set to be a truly spectacular.


Toyota Sculpture

The Toyota sculpture forms a centrepiece infront of Goodwood House 

Toyota's set piece for this year's 'Festival of Speed' was an engineering feat to say the least. Designed, as always, by Jerry Judah, who is an artist and metal-work visionary, from the shinto religious arch.

Toyota Sculpture


The entire construction took Littlehampton Welding nearly a year to complete, and, like an iceberg, there is nearly as much under the ground as above!

The Toyota sculpture forms a centrepiece infront of Goodwood House

The tallest arch is 35 metres high, towering over Goodwood House and is so tall it has lights to warn low-flying aircraft on the top.


Colin McRae's exciting new 2.5 litre four-wheel drive R4 rally car is seen for the first time.

Colin McRae's new R4


Michael Ammermueller's 2007 Red-Bull F1 car.

Michael Ammermueller in the 2007 Red-Bull F1

As Red Bull's test driver, Michael puts in the miles with David Coulthard and Mark Webber.

Michael Ammermueller in the 2007 Red-Bull F1


Graham of First Take Media speaking to Lorina McLaughlin, after driving James Hunt's 1976 McLaren-Cosworth M23.

Lorina McLaughlin talks to Graham Benge

Listen to Lorina's interview

The 'Festival of Speed' punters enjoy the weather while it lasts!

Goodwood Festival of Speed


Joining the First Take Media team on Friday afternoon, Ian Crouch (Crouchie) of West Sussex's Spirit FM presented his whole four hour drivetime show LIVE from the balcony above the Formula One paddock!

Spirit's 'Crouchie'

The view from the balcony
Spirit's Crouchie and FTM's Graham Benge


Graham Benge talks to Toyota F1's Franck Montagny.

Toyota F1's Franck Montagny

Listen to Franck's interview

Quentin Willson drops by to speak to Ian Crouch LIVE on Spirit FM.

Quentin Willson drops in to chat with Ian Crouch

Listen to Quentin's interview


Interview with world superbike champion Troy Corser.

World Superbike Champion Troy Corser

Listen to Troy's interview

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