3:30 p.m. GMT | Goodwood, United Kingdom — Standing here in a small crowd of automotive devotees at the top of the Hill Climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it’s a privilege to breathe in the fumes of motoring past and present as historic cars and motorcycles whiz past in all their glory. There’s something even more glorious seeing vintage Ferraris and Jaguars, as well as the legends of motorcycling hurtle down the tarmac rather than seeing them motionless under the bright lights of a show. The audience is in rapt attention, and no one complains about the noise because it’s simply intoxicating. All this, and since it is the UK after all, everyone’s dressed for the occasion. But at the end of the day, it’s all about the motoring.

Photo Notes: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm 2.8L, 200mm, f/2.8, 1/3200, ISO 200

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