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08-11-2010, 09:45 PM
Hi all,

7th November was the penultimate Goodwood Breakfast Club for 2010. The theme was Deutche Marques, with the event running 8am - midday. With weather fair and not a cloud in the Sussex sky attendance was sure to be strong, and sure enough, before the official opening, at 7.30am cars were already lining up on the famous main straight. This included a certain green metalflake buggy, on it's first outing to a car show for 12 years!

By 9am the main gate was a queue of the ubiquitous Porsches, Mercedes and BMWs. Despite this the air cooled Volkswagen scene made a big impact on the event with a good selection of split screen campers, early beetles and a few karman ghias.

The kit car scene also made a showing, including an LDV buggy, many a 356 replica, a Pilgrim Sumo, a Marlin, and a lesser spotted Karma. A Manx SR street buggy was even spotted.

Here is one of 'Bertie' on the main straight early morning - will try to post up more soon,


09-11-2010, 09:24 PM
Nice one Jim - hope you managed to warm up enough for the return journey, it was cooooooold!

I'll be posting my pictures up too... eventually :D

How did I manage to miss the Meyers Manx? I walked the entire length of the line-up, from Madgewick 1 down to the kink on the Lavant straight and didn't see it.

This young lady seems to know a thing or two about photography...


The Manx is in the background of image #32.

Quite simply the biggest turnout I have ever seen at the breakfast club - although in fairness the parking field was closed to the Public so everyone had to park on-site. Plenty of interesting machinery, but also lots of boring cars - Astras, BMW Minis, 3-series Beamers, blah blah blah. That's the trouble with German cars, everybody has one as a daily driver :confused1:

It was great to see the Bugle for real, its not yer average run-of-the-mill buggy, is it?

Looking forward to seeing more pictures,


27-11-2010, 04:51 PM
And here is the write up from the Goodwood team, a hardy soul in a VW Buggy gets a mention :clapping:

German Marvels
Whilst the bulk of those attending on November 7 were modern BMWs, Audis, Mercedes-Benz, Porsches and VWs, it was wonderful to see a brace of immaculate Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing coupés parked under the Goodwood leader board, flanked at different times by a new Audi R8 V10 Spyder and an Opel Manta GTE, proof that Goodwood caters for all tastes. It was also pleasing to see that Goodwood appeals to all ages, with many young drivers attending, mostly in Golfs and Polos.

Also on display was an example of the new Audi RS5 and an advanced view of the new BMW X3. As expected, Porsche was well represented with 911s of all ages, including two rare 3.0 litre Carrera models from the mid-seventies and a former European Hillclimb Championship winning car, 914/8s, 924/8s and a wonderful range of 356s.

There were enough VW campervans to create a small estate in the Paddock. They ranged from the immaculate to the decrepit and the visitors loved them all. Beetles and Karmann-Ghias turned out in good numbers too.

Lesser known brands included a Borgward Isabella combi, BMW Isetta, Opel Kadett and even a hardy soul in a VW-based Beach Buggy. A spectacular Bitter arrived for show, the owner claiming it to be the only one in the country, which added to the rarities on show. The owner of a spectacular Pagani Zonda also joined the party, on the basis that the car was powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine!

Final thought - where were the Zundapps, Trabants and Messerschmitts? Hopefully next time!

Goodwood thanks all those who attended and made this a busy but memorable day.

21-01-2011, 10:21 AM
Not only did I get the buggy to the last Goodwood Breakfast Club - I managed to get my write up of the event published in this month's (feb 2011) Complete Kit Car.

Sarah is usually the regular supplier of pics for them from shows we attend, but this time it was my pics (and a passer by I asked to snap me!)


Full size here http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim73vw/53 ... otostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim73vw/5375158164/sizes/l/in/photostream/) if you want to read, though I should of course tell you to buy the magazine. There is also a shot of the Nova I just sold in there! Advert hit press too late!

21-01-2011, 09:05 PM
Nice one Jim - glad to see you managed to catch the Meyers Manx before it left (alas, I didn't).

Here's the usual tardy selection of images from my trusty Commiecam...


In the car park, 'cos it wasn't German (not that that stopped some people :facepalm: )


Two gullwing Mercs. Does that constitute a flock?


BMW 3 litre CSL "Batmobile". You will see this a lot I'm afraid...



Nice replica RSK (is it an RSK? Or an RS60? The one that killed James Dean...)


Jim's Bugle, before the sun finally broke through. Nice ear defenders you've got there :D


Love the massive haunches on this 916. Plug-in spotlights are an amusing extra. I keep wondering about IVA-legal headlamps working the same way...



Bitter CD coupe again (saw this earlier in the year). Massively long, elegant profile - a real bargain-basement Maserati substitute.


Another Vo-Po, this time a 914...


Alas, the Karma does not improve with age. This was a pukka VW one, so quite within its rights to be there...

Typically I left the Green Machine at home, on the basis that I would, as usual, be turned away. Ahhh, the joys of owning a bitsa...



Gorgeous slice of autumn colour... it was a lovely day, but a trifle chilly!


Replica or real? You decide...


Air dams on the wing tops aid front downforce...


...And high rear wing does the same for the back. Rooftop trip spoiler smoothes airflow over rear window, reducing turbulence so rear wing is effective.


Turbocharged versions of the CSL were getting close to 700 bhp in ETC (European Touring Car) series...


That's all for now!