View Full Version : Goodwood Supercar Sunday

08-06-2009, 07:23 PM

Sunday 7th June saw the sunshine hit Sussex, and the Supercars hit the country roads on route to Goodwood, for the monthly breakfast club meeting - the theme 'Supercar Sunday'.

We headed off in Nena hoping to get in on the action, and were not disappointed. Not only did we have a great drive over (overheating problems now resolved), meeting Ferrari's, Porsches and Lotus's. We also got right in on the heart of the action when we arrived.

A queue of motoring exotica gathered outside the track, caused in part by an accident in Arundel. We found ourselves tucked behind a Lotus Exige nearing the entrance, and as soon as the exhibitors gate beckoned we signalled to join. The format is a good one, free entry to qualifying cars which then park along the race track for one and all to enjoy perusing. As we watched the Marshalls arranging entrants it became clear the Lotus ahead was being directed to the public car park, and refused entry to the track. We feared a similar response, but shouldn't have feared. The Nova clearly is a 'Supercar' and Nena was beckoned into the main track, and we parked up on the start line between a Masserati and Marcos - fantastic !

I never saw the Lotus again, but can't help thinking that if the driver had realised he had been pipped by a beetle he would have been even more unhappy !

Next stop Newark 09.


08-06-2009, 08:22 PM
Spotted your car on Pistonheads


Looks like a good day!

08-06-2009, 08:41 PM

Oh - forgot to say - passed out many Euronova/blog cards, and got the site name out there


09-06-2009, 03:19 AM
Wow, that's awesome!! Good work!!


09-06-2009, 06:28 AM
Good man, Jim!

09-06-2009, 11:08 AM
and an event report looks like it will be following in CKC :crossfinger:

09-06-2009, 11:37 AM
You needn't have worried Jim - the shape of the Nova guarantees entry. You may remember I did Supercar Sunday 2 years ago and the marshalls stood in the road and waved me in!

Glad you managed to get a spot on the track, its more fun than parking under the tinware (unless it rains). Looking at the PH pictures there was some rare machinery there - XJ220, Alfa 8C etc., but too many moderns for my liking :(

Last time I was there I saw only one Lamborghini Countach, and that was the usual 5000S model (I've never seen an LP400). I seem to recall the yellow Diablo is one of those Parallel Lines replicas with a Rover V8...

Classic & Sports Car always do a column on the Breakfast Club, so you might get a look in there too!


09-06-2009, 12:27 PM
More pictures here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim73vw/se ... 451634192/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim73vw/sets/72157619451634192/)

09-06-2009, 09:18 PM
Great work Jim, Looks like your well on the way to getting another " putting it about "award for the other end of your bookcase at next years stones and that was only a few weeks ago........... cant help wondering what you used to do in a previous life though :nonono:
Keep it up, we all benefit in the end
Dave. :notworthy: