James Bond’s ‘GoldenEye’ Aston Martin DB5 sells for $2.6 million

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The cinematic Aston's buyer turned out to be NYC spy museum Spyscape.

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Autonomous Mustang drunkenly meanders up Goodwood hillclimb

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It completes the course ... eventually.

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BMW will be featured marque at 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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BMW will take center stage at Goodwood with a 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, a Brabham BT52 F1 car, and a Le Mans-winning V12 LMR featured on the sculpture.

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Watch a 110-year-old French car blast around Goodwood

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Mark Walker and a co-pilot run the 1905 Darracq 200 up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car has 200 hp from a 25.4-liter V8, and no bodywork.

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James May’s 1984 Porsche 911 is priced to sell at Goodwood

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Captain Slow is out of work. So after selling off his motorcycles, he's apparently raising some funds by selling off his 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed. And it's priced to sell.

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Toyota bringing sextet of retro-liveried GT86s to Goodwood [w/poll]

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At the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer, Toyota will showcase six GT86s done up with throwback liveries reminiscent of famous racing cars from the company's considerable motorsport history.

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Highlights from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, including the McLaren P1 and a Ford Transit running the hill

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The sole purpose of this post is as a time-waster, and since you shouldn't have to work to waste time, we've done it for you. In the numerous videos below you'll find cars that have lately been in the news tramping all over the grounds of Lord March's estate in Goodwood, England.

There's the McLaren P1 heading up the hill, the Jaguar Project 7, then a casually-driven Porsche 917 followed by an even-more-casually-driven Porsche 956, topped off by a Porsche 936 that is anything but casually driven. The next round is the flame-spitting Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak from Climb Dance, a camera mounted on the Peugeot RCZ R after it showing you what the whole, uninterrupted run up the hill looks like. For a real head-turner, we couldn't embed it but there's Andy Reid blasting up the hill in a Ford Transit Supervan with a Cosworth 3000 V6 engine.

The modern racing contingent has Allan McNish doing the hill in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro he used to win Le Mans and Lewis Hamilton making lots of tire smoke in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas MGP-W02. For comparison, that's followed by Nick Heidfeld's record-setting run up the hill in 1999 in the McLaren MP4/14 . The classic racing contingent is headlined by 71-year-old Giacomo Agostini on an MV Agusta.

Finally, there are the miscellaneous exhaust notes of all kinds of supercars headed to the start for the supercar run. You'll find it all below. Enjoy.

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John Lennon’s first car being sold at auction

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This is what you get as your first car after you've just passed your driver's test at the age of 25: a 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupe. Of course, that's assuming your name also happens to be John Lennon and you've just helped record Ticket to Ride with the rest of your Beatles cronies.

When news of Lennon getting a driver's license made the newspapers in England, luxury car makers parked outside his mansion with offerings and this is the one he chose, painted Azzuro Blue with a blue interior. He paid 6,500 pounds, said to be equivalent to 110,000 pounds today ($170K US).

Bonhams will be auctioning the blue Italian at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12. It was just one of 500 built, has been restored to its original condition, has matching numbers and its original license plate number. The pre-auction estimate is between 180,000 and 220,000 pounds ($278K - $340K US).

Have a read of the press release below for more on the history of Lennon's Ferrari and a few of the other big-money classics that will go under the hammer.

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Watch the McLaren P1 hang its tail out in extreme weather testing

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McLaren P1 undergoing winter testing - video screencap

Even though McLaren will only be building 375 examples of its new P1 hybrid supercar, it has to make sure the high-performance coupes are ready for just about any weather conditions. For its cold-weather testing, McLaren headed to the Arctic Circle to put the P1 through its paces, which also provided a perfect opportunity for some good photos and video. We've seen the P1 in person now in full production trim, but this artfully camouflaged prototype proves that the 903-horsepower supercar looks good in just about any color.

Incidentally, McLaren has also announced that as a part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the new P1 will be a featured car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this July, along with some of the firm's vintage Can-Am racers. The video and press release are both posted below.

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Over $20,000 in ‘irreplaceable’ trophies stolen from Goodwood

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Goodwood Estate map

A band of thieves is being blamed for a brazen nighttime theft of 33 historic trophies from the Goodwood estate, where the Festival of Speed and Revival are held. According to the Telegraph, at least four burglars drove up to the Earl Of March's 12,000-acre estate on Monday night in a Range Rover, whereupon they broke a window at the Kennels Clubhouse (above, upper left) and smashed four cabinets to gain access to the trophy collection.

The trophies are valued at £15,000 - over $22,700 US - but are essentially priceless because they cannot be duplicated and some have significant historic and sentimental value. One of the stolen pieces includes the Mobil Oil Trophy, awarded in 1931 to the Earl's grandfather for a race at Brooklands.

An estate spokesperson fears the trophies may be sold for scrap, as they figure to be very difficult to sell. A reward has been set up for the return of the trophies and local police are asking for help from anyone who may know anything about the burglary.

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