When your car has a wooden chassis, because the idea of a steel chassis only became fashionable after the First World War, the most important thing to remember is not to keep anything on the floor. Because you don’t have one.
Detroit’s Monarch went bankrupt in less than three years after failing to move from four-cylinders to V8s, but that didn’t stop them from making an aero-engined prototype racer as well. This one is making noise around Goodwood.
When you have a hundred-years-old car car with 250 horsepower, 3,000 pound feet of torque (!!!) and the weight balance of the RMS Titanic, people start to take notice on the road. And then go deaf.
After Lady March discovered the burglar, Lord March tried to help her, only to get hit on the head, with the couple spending the rest of the night tied up until the morning shift arrived.
The 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting starts in two month, and people like Mike Vardy will be racing there, driving a 1905 Fiat Isotta Fraschini with a WW1 airship engine producing 3,000 lb ft of torque for a top speed of 127mph.
Lord March and his merry men of the Goodwood motorsport creative committee have settled on a theme for the 2016 Festival Of Speed. “Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power” will summarize next year’s event.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the 28.4 liter four-cylinder known as the Beast of Turin, start your week with some fireworks!
We dont have Cars and Coffee in the UK, atleast not to the same extent as in the USA, but Goodwood (who else) does its best to make up for that with 4 events a year, celebrating a different theme each time. This mornings theme was V-Power, so anything powered by a V engine was welcomed, including bikes, 4x4s and some…
Don the tweed and pomade. The Goodwood Revival is a living exhibit of Britain’s motoring past, but is this a positive for mechanical culture going forward, or an anchor keeping us navel gazing into the past?
Which parking lot is best parking lot? Goodwood Revival parking lot is best parking lot.
Is historic motor racing the best? Yes. Yes it is.
There’s something about vintage racing that’s just more FUN than regular racing. Maybe it’s the whimsy of cars that would be delightfully impractical on modern roads:
What are you doing right now? Staring at your computer, bored at work? Nah, son. I got something better for you right now, and it’s the Goodwood Revival Meeting livestream.
This doesn’t happen that often. There was a McLaren F1 GTR standing in front of us, and the chap who owns it just handed over the keys, and left. Tough decisions needed to be made.
What do you say to your wife before jumping onboard a car like this? I’ll be back? Because you might not.
It’s a fact only known by a few million people that if had too much of all the classic and brand new tarmac fighters at the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Hillclimb Course, you can jump on a tractor to check out some of the coolest rally cars racing further up the hill. Here are most of those.