Month: June 1999

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood was the Classic Gentleman’s racing circuit — attached to a stately home, converted in the 1940s from the wartime fighter airfield, and with the paddocks in the stables, it epitomised the immediate post-war racing clan — the sort of upper-class twit element that instantly and irresistably conjures Monty Python and Harry Enfield. After many years of genteel decay, the whole of Goodwood has been now been revitalised, spruced up and brought into the latter days of the twentieth century. It now hosts an annual Festival of Speed, one of the great opportunities to see racing cars and bikes of every era both close to and in action on the hill climb circuit that runs past Goodwood house itself.

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Getting the Hang

Six weeks later and not only have I not fallen off, but have managed to put about 1500 miles on the thing, it’s had it’s first service and I’ve more or less worked out the difference between it’s capabilities and mine: A lot.

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