I had the opportunity to attend both Thursday, which apparently was the press day and Sunday. Having never been to any Goodwood Events, not even breakfast club meetings! I had no idea of what to expect. Arriving in the car park after a 4hr drive I was surprised to see how many cars there were just in the car park, especially with Thursday supposedly being the quieter day to go. Looking through the car park I soon got a taste of what was to come.
We entered the show through the Aeroplane exhibit to find the moving motor show where manufacturers displayed their newest models and provided people with the opportunity to drive them up the hill! We spent a lot of our time in the exhibitions section going to most of them to see what each manufacturer had to offer. We later found that this wasn’t the most interesting part of the show, and we should have spent our time heading towards the paddocks instead.
We spotted this years centre piece marking 60 years of Lotus in Motorsport from the exhibitions and said to each other lets go that way! we were right to do so. We spent alot of time around the structure on the Thursday when it was pretty quiet around there admiring and taking pictures of the structure.
After looking around the structure we headed towards the F1 paddock as we were attracted by a symphony of engines revving, we found that people were still hard at work late into the evening putting the finishing touches on the cars so they were ready to go down the strip the next day. Along with the F1 cars we found some amazing historic endurance racers.
We found that a lot of the cars were starting to get covered up and the ropes were put up. We started heading back towards the car park, but on the way we passed through the cartier style et lux area where we found some of the queens historic cars and other luxurious transport, such as Harry S Truman’s 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Limousine “Bubbletop”, owned by the Henry Ford Museum.
Finally we found the super car paddock, tucked away behind the cartier style et lux area, but didn’t get many pictures as they were mostly newer cars which didn’t qualify as Grand Nostalgic so I didn’t get many pictures. Seeing all this on the Thursday, I didn’t think it could get much better on the Sunday. The show on Thursday had already exceeded my expectations. That covers most of what I got done on the Thursday, I’ll do another post about what I found on the Sunday and stick a few videos up too, so you can hear the orgasmic engine sounds.