The first of this years Goodwood Breakfast clubs was the Soft Top Sunday theme. Thankfully we had lovely weather this morning which must have helped with the turnout and the drive down on quiet roads was rather enjoyable. Not many words from this point, just images.
“You can feel every ripple in the road,” Mark Walker affectionately says about his GN Thunderbug. The “car” is basically a baby carriage with an old airplane engine strapped to it.
Three major crashes happened on the second day of the 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, and while everybody will live to tell their tales, that was down to luck as well as Goodwood’s crew doing their jobs flawlessly. And that’s why it doesn’t need to change.
This year’s Goodwood Members Meeting included a big 50th birthday celebration for the legendary Ford GT40. That meant lots of noise, lots of V8 fury, and lots of sideways action on the track.
The greatest contemporary flamethrower is the McLaren P1. Go back in time though, and the fire from those exhaust only get more violent.
All hail the men and women who make sure that when Lord March calls in 2016, people can watch and hear cars made no later than in 1923 race hard for glory. These ancient machines are something new for sure.
Ford is back at Le Mans this year with the new GT, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the GT40's first win in 1966, and the three more that followed until 1969. So at this year’s Goodwood Members’ Meeting, a bunch of them showed up. So did the noise.
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is a weekend packed full of proper vintage racing of the highest quality. This year, there are 28 Ford GT40s competing for one of the trophies. 28 GT40s! Watch all the action here.
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.