The August Goodwood Breakfast is traditionally a ‘Pre 66’ Revival theme, although rather confusingly called Thoroughbred Sunday. We had applied and received a grid pass, so it meant an earlier than usual start for us – not what we are used to on a Sunday. After what had been a glorious sunny Saturday, we awoke to drizzle and fog. Mario was ready and waiting so off we set through the low clouds hiding Trundel Hill by the racecourse.
Although we were running slightly late and arrived after 8am we were parked nice and centrally on the pit straight. Mario was immediately surrounded by fans and we left him to it, while we had a much needed Bacon and Egg roll and tea!
Personally this is the best Breakfast Club of the year. The tightest theme to get a pass for isn’t always the best attended but everything is period and interesting…
The first unusual car to catch our eye was this Sunbeam Harrington Le Mans – a special coach built body on an Sunbeam Alpine Series II Lovely A40 Roadster, built in conjunction with Jensen, now very rare and there were two in attendance!
Loved this Fiat Abarth 1000 Bertone Prototype And this great Peugeot 402, full of character and took part in the Tour de France Parade at the Revival a few years ago.
By the time we left Goodwood the sun had come out again and In the afternoon on the way to visit friends we popped into The Checkers at Eversely for their carshow. For a pub event there was a great collection of cars including a brilliant Amphicar, Renault Alpine, an immaculate Vauxhall Viva and a rare convertible Jensen Interceptor.