With an alarm clock set for the early side of 5am on Thursday 29th June, it was time to head down to Goodwood for the Festival Of Speed. It has to be something very special to get the alarm set that early, and the FoS certainly is a very special event. For one thing it is absolutely huge, and would take far more than the one day I go for, to see it all. The diversity and quality of the cars on display is quite breathtaking, if you like any sort of vehicle then there will be something here for you to enjoy.
The boss, Lord March on his early morning inspection walk to make sure everything is as it should be.
First port of call for us was the paddock so that we could get up close to the cars before the crowds start arriving. As you will appreciate, the cars are very accessible.
A damp looking Porsche resting.
Time to admire the details.
Not one but four rampant cavallino's!
They may only be go faster stripes, but probably the most iconic ones ever!
Sometimes there is beauty in simplicity.
Vulcan AMR, in case you found the standard model a bit slow!
Plenty to look at in the F1 paddock too.
Takes you back a few years doesn't it?
Lamborghini sporting a trendy matt paintjob.
Not all cars need to be kept clean, some wear their patina with pride, and rightly so.
Dirty business, this winning at Le Mans!
Not sure whether he was supposed to be in there or not.
Of course it is all very well looking at cars parked up, but they are undoubtably best viewed when they are on the move, especially when they are making so much noise that the ground shakes, like this one.
Just to prove that not all Porsche's are made for tarmac.
Jaguar decided to constantly wheelspin their F Types around this arena, filling the air with the smell of burnt rubber.
The off road brigade were very entertaining, and were determoined to get some 'big air'.
I do hope his food is safe in there, or is he making scrambled eggs on the go?
Big wheels and tyres for a hot hatch.
Kicking up the dust.
Watch out! Low flying car about!
As they used to say, 'You can, in a Nissan'.
The specialist suspension soaked up all that could be thrown at it without drama.
Think all the very long travel suspension has been used up at the front.
All in all a fantastic day out, with so much to see and an awful lot more I didn't see, looking forward to FoS 2018.