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May the Goodwood Festival of Speed begin!

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It's that time of the year again, when racing heroes and motorsport machines from the past and present gather at Goodwood for a run up the hill.

This year, the Festival of Speed celebrates its 'Silver Jubilee', or 25th anniversary, and the Duke of Richmond - alias Charles Gordon-Lennox - has selected 25 of his favourite cars and drivers to be on display this weekend.

Formula 1's royalty will include current racers, Valtteri Bottas, Stoffel Vandoorne and Jenson Button while Mika Hakkinen and Emerson Fittipaldi will provide a spice of nostalgia.

As for the FOS' traditional and spectacular centerpiece, pictured here above at last night's unveiling, it commemorates 70 years of Porsche with a stunning display - 52 meters high -  of a few of the marque's famous sports cars