70 years of Ferrari at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

By CARSIFU | 19 June 2017

LONDON: The world's biggest automotive garden party is almost here and with it a celebration of 70 years of the Prancing Horse.

Between June 29 and July 2, victors to Goodwood House in West Sussex will be treated to an up close and personal view of 70 of the most important Ferraris ever built.

And rather than simply sitting in state, many of these priceless works of automotive art will be taking to the track in competition.

The theme for this year's festival is 'Peaks of Performance - Motorsport's Game-Changers' and will be personified by a collection of cars that were so extraordinary upon their debut that they forced a motorsports rule change.

In the absence of an official British motor show, the event has also become a location for car companies to unveil new models.

As always, the "Style et Luxe' concours d'elegance promises a hand-picked selection of 50 of the world's most stunning historical performance cars including the original 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, a selection of 250-model designation Ferraris, a selection of David Brown-era Aston Martins, 1960s Maserati GTs, and even a selection of McLaren F1 hypercars as 2017 is the car's 25th anniversary.

And, new for this year, is a showcase dedicated to the automobile of the future. Future Lab will look at the biggest ideas of the moment that could shape the next generation of car or indeed do away with them altogether.

So expect autonomous racing cars, flying cars and solar-powered airplanes.