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Renault and Skoda Bringing Classics to Goodwood

Skoda showing its rare 1950 Le Mans entry

Renault and Skoda are bringing some obscure cars from their collections

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will begin on July 11, and there will be some very odd but fun cars at the event this year and many interesting rally cars going through the Forest Rally Stage. For example, RenaultRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
6114 photos
17 videos
is bringing its rare Alpine A310A310Alpine A310France, 1971 > 19847 versions
22 photos
Group 5 rally car, and SkodaSkodaSkodaCzech Rep., 1895 > present57 models
2626 photos
7 videos
is bringing the 11011101 Gen.1Skoda 1101 Gen.1Czech Rep., 1946 > 19522 versions
6 photos
Sport that it raced in the 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Skoda will be displaying its Fabia S2000 rally car, 1981 130RS130 RSSkoda 130 RSCzech Rep., 1975 > 19802 photos
that won the European Touring Car Championship and 1950 1101 Sport, and it will be giving the new Octavia vRSOctavia RS 2.0 TSISkoda Octavia RS 2.0 TSICzech Rep., 2013 > present3 photos
is public debut.

Renault’s collection of classics dwarfs nearly any other automaker including important cars from Formula 1, sports car racing and rallying.

Highlights of the race include Renault’s first turbo F1 car, the 1978 RS01RS01Renault RS01France, 1977 > present3 photos
, the 1978 Le Mans-winning Alpine A442BA442BAlpine A442BFrance, 1978 > present4 photos
, 1977 Group 5 Alpine A310 rally car, 1983 RE40 F1RE40Renault RE40France, 1983 > present3 photos
car and 1984 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo5 Turbo 2Renault 5 Turbo 2France, 1983 > present1 photo
. Drivers will include F1 champion Alain Prost and rally legend Jean Ragnotti.

Four of the current Renault-powered F1 cars - the Lotus E21E21Lotus E21United Kingdom, 2013 > 20136 photos
, Red Bull RB9RB9Red Bull RB9Austria, 2013 > 201310 photos
, Caterham CT03CT03Caterham CT03United Kingdom, 2013 > 201313 photos
and Williams FW35FW35Williams FW35United Kingdom, 2013 > 20135 photos
– will also be on display.

This year there will also be a display area for land speed record cars, and Renault is bringing its 1956 Etoile Filante that used a 270hp gas turbine to set a turbine land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

If you can make it, it seems like a great year for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.





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