Monday, June 08, 2009

Supercar Sunday

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 !

Here are just a few pictures from the day. Next stop Newark 09.

All the best,