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‘Cars, Stars and Guitars’ to perform at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010

From 2-4 July the hallowed Goodwood cricket pitch – where the rules of the game were written at the world’s oldest pitch still in its original location – will rock to the sound of 20 car-related songs at the 2010 Festival of Speed.

A display of 20 cars immortalised in each song’s title or lyrics will be shown around the Goodwood cricket pitch, with a troupe of dancers performing around each appropriate car as the corresponding song is played on a special radio show compiled and presented by the legendary disc jockey Johnnie Walker. 

This special display supports the exceptional ‘Cars, Stars and Guitars’ musical ‘moments’ with top car-loving guitarists set to perform live at this year’s Festival of Speed, including Jeff Beck, ZZ Top founder Billy Gibbons and leading American blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughn. Each of these musicians will play live at the event, appearing with their famous custom cars and signature guitars, including Billy Gibbons amazing CadZZilla, and Jimmie Vaughn’s pistachio green 1961 Cadillac. 

In addition, Festival visitors will also be able to admire the amazing Voxmobile for the first time ever outside the USA.  Built by California custom car building legend George Barris in the late 1960s, the guitar-shaped Voxmobile roadster seats two, and acts as a giant amplifier with 32 input jacks to plug in compatible VOX guitars.

Another famed guitar maker, Fender, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and one lucky Festival spectator will be taking home a special edition Telecaster Anniversary guitar as part of a raffle prize competition being held during the event.

The list of songs and corresponding cars set to be played on the Goodwood cricket pitch for all three days of the Festival of Speed are as follows:

Song and Artist(s) Related Featured Car
“Pontiac Blues” –

Sonny Boy Williamson II

Pontiac Star Chief
“Low Rider” – War Chevrolet Impala Low Rider
“Little Red Corvette” – Prince 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
“Hot Rod Lincoln” –

Commander Cody

Lincoln Hot Rod
“’59” – Brian Setzer 1959 Ford Skyliner
“Rocket 88” – Jackie Brenston & his Delta Cats 1951 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 (with Rocket engine)
“Pink Cadillac” –

Bruce Springsteen

1959 Cadillac in pink
“Mercedes Benz” – Janis Joplin Mercedes-Benz 600
Cadillac Ranch –

Bruce Springsteen –

Cadillac Eldorado
“Magic Bus” – The Who The official ‘The Who’ VW Type 2 ‘split-screen’
“Mercury Blues” – Steve Miller Mercury ‘Planet Voodoo’ custom chopped
“Ol’ ’55” -Tom Waits 1955 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
Grey Cortina – Tom Robinson Ford Cortina Mk II (grey)
“Chevrolet” – ZZ Top 1941 Chevrolet Flathead
“Mustang Sally” – Wilson Pickett 1965 Ford Mustang (Convertible)
“Roadrunner” –

Junior Walker & The Allstars

Plymouth Roadrunner
“Little Deuce Coupe” –

The Beach Boys

1932 Ford Coupe Hot Rod
The Little Old Lady from Pasadena – Jan & Dean Super Stock Dodge Coronet
“Bucket T” The Who Ford Model ‘T’ Bucket T Hot Rod
One Piece at a Time – Johnny Cash Multi-year non-matching parts Cadillac 


Admission to the 2010 Festival of Speed is strictly by advanced ticket only.  To order advance Festival tickets, please contact the Goodwood Ticket Hotline on  +44 (0)1243 755055 or click here.


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