Slap bang in the middle of the rolling countryside and quiet lanes of West Sussex’s South Downs National Park is the 11,000 acres of Goodwood Estate, home to the Festival of Speed.
Think swanky English garden party vibes (linen suits and all) meets petrolheads paradise. From limited-edition Lambos to rare Porsches, it has become the hotspot for the world’s most exotic sports cars – with competitions and showcases throughout the day. I mean, you can assume Dr. Alex from Love Island is a regular frequenter, mumbling “Oh, hell” as he lingeringly grazes the bonnet of an old vintage.
And hidden amidst the roar of the supercars is the Cartier Style and Luxe area (run every year by Cartier since, *gulp* 1995) – featuring not the fastest or most powerful cars, but vehicles from the last 100 years which have the most pizazz. This year, Cartier ran an annual competition to judge the winner of Style and Luxe with eight individual categories such as ‘Playboys Toys’, ‘Bright Sparks’, ‘Feline Finesse’, ‘Motoring for the Masses’ and more – eventually settling on a winning 1975 Monteverdi.
Missed out on the motor-action this year? Summer linens at the ready for 2019.