The Goodwood Festival of Parking 2012 - Part Three

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It's part three of the Goodwood Festival of Parking and this time the Citroën C6 makes a long overdue appearance.

The undoubted star of part two of PetrolBlog's Goodwood Festival of Parking was the Ford Mondeo BTCC replica. It created quite a stir on twitter and following a comment on the blog, we discovered that it's soon going to be for sale. Tempting.

Sadly there are no Mondeos within this update, but there is another fast Ford to feast your eyes on. There's also a trio of desirable Citroëns and some suitably exotic Italian metal.

There are another 70 or so images left from the event, but I'm tempted to call it a day after this update. I don't want parking fatigue to set in! But who knows, perhaps another ten will be unleashed on to the interweb. In the meantime, choose your favourite from this little lot.

Abarth 695 esse-esse

Abarth 695 esse-esse at Goodwood 2012

Rear of Abarth 695 esse-esse at Goodwood FoS 2012

Straying once again outside of PetrolBlog's natural habitat, but who wouldn't be seduced by this glorious Abarth 695 esse-esse? Despite its tiny proportions, it's loaded with features that make it more interesting than just about any other car at Goodwood.

The standout feature is clearly the propped-open engine cover, but also check out the joined up wipers, the wonderful six-spoke alloy wheels and the red decals. Even without hearing it running, you know that the 689cc two-cylinder engine and the sports exhaust are going to combine to give the 695 a wonderful soundtrack. A properly cool car.

Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v

Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v at Goodwood FoS 2012

Rear of Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v at Goodwood FoS 2012

Side of red Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v at Goodwood FoS 2012

If I had to choose one car to drive home in, it would have been this. My love of the Integrale is in no doubt and whilst the Evo models tend to get most of the attention, I'd be delighted to own a 16v such as this. Just about everything about the Integrale is perfect and this was by far and away one of the best examples I've seen for a long time. My heart actually starts to ache when I think about how much I'd love one of these in the garage right now.

Citroën ZX Volcane Turbo D

Citroën ZX Volcane Turbo Diesel

Side view of Citroën ZX Volcane Turbo Diesel

Rear of Citroën ZX Volcane Turbo Diesel at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Have I got out of my mind? From two undoubted Italian legends to a fairly ropey mid '90s Citroën ZX.

Fact is, I'm growing in fondness for the ZX and in particular the Volcane and 16v models. And whilst I'm unlikely to find a good 16v, there's still a fairly good supply of Volcane models on the road.

What's not to like? The ZX was always a good handling car and with a tough as old boots diesel lump that will easily return MPG figures in the mid 40s, the Volcane is an interesting alternative to the norm. What's more, because it hasn't quite registered within retro car circles, the ‘scene tax’ is still quite low.

I really liked this black car and even with a few dents on the bodywork, I still wouldn't say no. I happened to pass it on the way home, but just about resisted to urge to lean out of the window and enquire as to its availability. This was the A34 after all.

BMW E24 635 CSi

BMW E24 635 CSi at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

BMW E24 635 CSi at Goodwood FoS 2012

This really was immaculate. The E24 6-series is arguably one of BMW's finest creations and surely the 635 CSi is the pick of the crop. Beautiful.

Citroën C6

Dodgy lettering on Citroën or 'Citrëon' C6

Citroën C6 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

Front of Citroën C6 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

Rear of Citroën C6 at Goodwood

Citroën C6 from afar at Goodwood

I could wait much longer before including the Citroën C6. Clearly the good people who visit Goodwood have good taste as I saw a total of three C6s during my two days at the event. I think that's more than I've seen in the past six months!

Seeing them has done little to affect my lust for a C6, but as @AdamMoran would say, it would have to be in 'Sarkozy Black'.

Just one thing though. Is it me or is there something wrong with the order of the letters on the back of the black car? A French Friday afternoon production car perhaps?! Scroll up to take a look.

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Ford Escort RS Cosworth at Goodwood

An undoubted legend and always a pleasure to see, especially in standard form. I don't know though, I've never really lusted over one. If I was choosing a fast Ford it would either be a Capri 2.8i or a Ford Racing Puma.

Still wouldn't mind a go in one though!

Citroën Saxo VTR

Citroën Saxo VTR at Goodwood

What, another Citroën? Well yes and okay, I know what you're thinking. Yes, this is a Saxo and no, I haven't taken leave of my senses.

I happen to think the Saxo VTR is about to come out of the doldrums and re-emerge as one of the finest small drivers cars of the new millennium. The same is true of the VTS model. There's simply nothing like it in the modern Citroën line-up and it's clear that the company is putting most of its efforts in the DS brand.

Therefore original VTRs and VTSs such as this should be cherished and respected.

Daimler Double Six Series III

Daimler Double Six Series III

Rear of Daimler Double Six Series III at Goodwood

The Queen had a Daimler Double Six. It was given to her new by Jaguar Cars in 1991. It's therefore rather fitting that in her Jubilee year, PetrolBlog should feature a similar car on here.

I'm not sure whether or not the Queen was at Goodwood this year, but I'm certain there's more chance she'd have arrived in this rather than the ZX Volcane.

Jaguar X-Type Paul Smith

Jaguar X-Type Paul Smith edition at Goodwood

Good Lord, this is something you don't see everyday. Thankfully it was a one-off commission, donated by Jaguar in 2001 and personalised by the fashion designer, Paul Smith.

Were it not for the fact that the car raised £40,000 at an auction for Macmillan Cancer Relief, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this thing shouldn't have been created in the first place. But created it was and I guess it's good to see it being used a decade later.

Now my own dress sense is enough to suggest that I know absolutely nothing about fashion, but I can't help thinking that it looks like someone has photocopied a garish shirt onto a Jaguar X-Type. Still, each to their own.

BMW E28 525 e

BMW E38 525 e at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

Rear of BMW E38 525 e at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

Ah, that's better. A wonderfully original E28 5-series. Still my favourite of all the 5-series produced and this 525 looked beautifully maintained. Shark-nosed Beemers have never looked so good.

To catch-up on part one click here, or for part two click here. Alternatively, start the petition for part four here...