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.
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.
The Maserati Tipo 151 is rumored to be the first car to hit 300km/h (186.4 mph) at the original Mulsanne straight at Le Mans, but despite all the V8 power, it didn’t turn out to be reliable enough to win. That doesn’t matter now.
I believe some of you are already familiar with chassis number 24R since I reviewed it thoroughly last month. Now, it’s time for some proper McLaren F1 GTR porn straight from Goodwood’s studio.
Chris Harris is a lucky, lucky man. The Goodwood Members Meeting brought out everything from road-based race cars to vintage F1 and Le Mans racers. Not only did Chris get to race a Rover SD1 touring car from the era when touring cars were based on road cars, but he also got to drive in a race of all Porsche 911s.
Welcome aboard Mr. Philip Hall’s 1966 Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spyder! Your driver will be Nick Padmore today, average speed is expected to be around 110.46 MPH during your journey. Bon voyage and thank you for choosing Goodwood!
We were there for most of the 16 McLaren F1’s great moments at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting, but nobody got closer to the action than McLaren themselves. Here’s how their weekend went.
Group C cars are basically closed cockpit Formula-1 cars that had to run for 24 hours at full throttle before the party ended in 1994. These Le Mans veterans are the coolest, and I've never been so close to them before. Warning: I came back with tons of pictures!
Mercedes used AMG’s Rote Sau to score a second place at the 24 Hours of Spa in 1971, but the car’s racing career was over once they couldn’t find legal tires for it anymore.
Members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club had the chance to display their rarest, most extraordinary and beautiful cars at the Chicane Paddock during the #73MM. But instead of checking that out, I went to the public parking lot to see what the common man uses when visiting Lord March.
Freddie Hunt's first real spin in his father's 1975 Hesketh 308 F1 car at Goodwood and what's it like to drive for "Ferrari".
This is just a tribute. Couldn't remember the greatest F1 picture in the world, no, no. This is a tribute, oh, to the greatest supercar-turned-racecar in the world, all right?
[It's the 1975 Penske-Cosworth
PC3 PC1 and Freedom against the best of Europe here at Goodwood during the high-airbox F1 car demonstration laps. They fight hard. 'Merica. Fuck yeah. Photo credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik]
[In the end, Mr. Monkey came 6th today at the Goodwood Members' Meeting driving Howard Donald's 1965 Porsche 911. Photo credits: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik.]