Mail services are great at a lot of things—namely, never delivering your money-filled birthday cards, bending important documents that say “do not bend” and giving a neighbor’s mail to you. But in perhaps the epitome of postal misfires, Nico Rosberg’s Formula One championship trophy got lost in mail for five days.
Many words are written about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and how there are lots of crazy rally cars and trucks and whatnot flying up a hill. But I just want to appreciate this 1927 Bugatti Type 35B, which was absolutely flogged around the track like it should be.
The English countryside. An idyllic place to farm sheep and go on jolly picnics. It’s every bit as scenic and tranquil as the Jane Austen novels would have you believe. Except for the four days every year the Goodwood Festival of Speed happens.
The week began well for the No. 88, the beacon of all light and hope for NASCAR fans. Racing demi-god Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will usher in the end of life as we know it when he retires this year, qualified it first at Daytona. Then, he wrecked it. Then, he wrecked it again. Then, someone in England wrecked it, too.
This one will make your heart hurt. While out at Goodwood Circuit for the 75th Members’ Meeting on Sunday, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason slammed into an outside wall with his McLaren F1 GTR on a parade lap. Mason got out of the car and was walking around afterward.
Are you ready for some Group 1 racing from the Goodwood Members’ Meeting? Of course. Watch Rovers, BMWs, Vauxhalls, Minis, Chevys and tons Group 1 cars from the 1970s and ‘80s race in the Gerry Marshall Trophy live on our Facebook page or right here in this post. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
The 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting is this weekend, which means you can spend all of your free hours sitting in front of a streaming device and watching all of the classic racing your body can stand. Oh, and did we mention that the Jalopnik Facebook page will have some live streams as well?
I saw this today on the wonderful Innovative, Banned, and Unique Racing Cars Facebook page, and while watching it I almost ruptured by mid-abdominal delight gland. That’s a 1928 Frazer Nash known as the Owlet, and watching that tall, skinny thing bob and weave and tear ass around the track is just fantastic.
Anytime people dress up old timey and show big guns around, I get nervous.
Sure, modern auto racing is great. But the Goodwood Revival is the stuff of dreams for people who appreciate classic cars and historic racing, and you don’t even have to be in the U.K. in order to watch it—the event will stream live on YouTube all weekend.
Being able to ride around a race course from the driver’s point of view is a fun benefit of modern technology, whether you’re a racing fan or not. But the ability to see the ride from any point of view on the car with 360-degree video—that’s truly wacky.
The fog has a noticeable heft to it. Dense, heavy, gray air that sits tantalizingly out of range of your fingertips. If you could reach out and collect it in a jar, you’d then put that jar on a shelf and forever remind yourself of the English countryside. That’s where you have to go to find one of the greatest…
Even the pros get this wrong.
This weekend is the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and there’s no shortage of cool stuff going on. One stunt featured a driver turning donuts in a legends car, but he didn’t leave it at that—the guy hopped out, grabbed an audience member’s cellphone while the car kept spinning and got right back in the car, filming it…
Still reeling from the end of last week’s 24 Hours of Le Mans? Do you need another weekend of car stuff in your life to fill the void? Thankfully, it’s Goodwood to the rescue.
Ken Block did what Ken Block does in his terrifying rally Fiesta: delivering the donuts to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Let’s say you own a Mazda RX-8 drift car, as noted Kiwi Mad Mike Whiddett does. Here’s how to park it.
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.