Goodwood launch 2012 events

Today Goodwood held their Motorsport Media Day to launch both the Festival of Speed and the Revival. Looks like there are lots of exciting things planned for both events. The world’s press showed great interest in an array of both modern and historic cars and the journalists and sponsors were given the opportunity to be passengers on the hill climb course to give them a taster of the UK’s premier motorsport events. Thousands of photos were taken of drivers and machinery although the Revival bunny girls seemed to feature heavily in a lot of the shots.

Mario is of course most interested in the Revival launch and would like to take the opportunity to announce his involvement in the 2012 Revival when he will once more be part of the GRTC period Taxi fleet used to move VIPs, press and drivers around the circuit. Mario is already looking forward to what is his favourite weekend of the year and of course as a 6 seater could fit most of those Bunny Girls in his spacious interior – now there’s a challenge and a photo opportunity!

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A week on and the weather is much improved…

A lovely sunny day for local business ST Engineering to host an open day and raise some money for the Heart Foundation. Mario ‘bobbled along’ (Multipla terminology!) to St Christophers Green in Haslemere raising smiles and waves from local shoppers – over the winter when we don’t get out much we forget how much attention Mario receives.

A few hours was spent in the sunshine talking to old friends and making some new ones. We handed out lots of fliers for the Haslemere Classic Car Show which will be held just down the road on Lion Green in May.

There was a collection of cars including VW Beetles and campers, some big American Beasties, Jeeps and some nice Vintage offerings.

Haslemere Wardrobe were on hand with a tiny selection of their Vintage clothing. Sunshine, old cars and vintage clothes all herald the start of what looks to be a very exciting 2012 motoring season.

Mario outside ST Engineering's workshops

Mike Mutter's in his Vauxhall

Advertising the Haslemere Classic Car Show

Haslemere Wardrobe with a tiny selection of their vintage clothing

Steve Theobald (right) of ST Engineering and his team, ran a great day and raised money for the Heart Foundation

A rather damp start to the season…

Yesterday was the first Goodwood Breakfast Club of 2012 and with a Pre-73 theme the perfect opportunity for Mario to make his ‘new season’ debut. Unfortunately the weather thought differently and it was a dreadful day, heavy rain, wind and very cold. Mario wasn’t put off though and paddled his way over the downs demonstrating his new feature – an interior water fountain!! a combination of wind pressure and water against the screen caused a magnificent spurting fountain at the bottom of the windscreen.

The conditions meant the event was much quieter than normal but quite a few intrepid car fans had made the trip and Mario still got a lot of attention sitting on the grid.

'Septimus' with Barry

A Gordon Keeble

The lovely Gordon Keeble Turtle badge