Awesome! That’s the word I’d use to describe my first motor show experience. Goodwood Festival of Speed is a major motorsports event held on the 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate in Sussex.
There was so much to see that I didn’t know where to start. Some of the worlds most beautiful and desirable cars were on display in the exhibition areas – from steam-powered carriages of the 19th century to 200mph supercars and 3000bhp dragsters.
The RAF Red Arrows team put on a dramatic and daring display in the skies, leaving a trail of their signature red, white and blue ‘smoke’ behind them. But my favourite bit was watching the various models of cars and bikes howling their way up the Hillclimb route in an inspiring display of performance and power. Some of the drivers tore up the track at breath-taking speeds, revving their engines so hard I had to put my paws over my ears. Other drivers stopped to entertain us with a few wheelies and wheel-spins and a bit of showing off in front of the crowd.
The prize has to go to Terry Grant who incredibly managed to put his car into a 360 degree ‘donut’, climb on to the roof for a wave, and jump off to take a bow before hopping back into the still spinning car and driving off to great applause. I suspect the tyre marks are still there! He was in control of the car the whole time and I was impressed by the skill and daring of all the drivers who clearly were well-practised and passionate about their love of all things cars.
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