The Goodwood Festival of Speed

DSC_0176Sometimes in life we are blessed by experiencing something truly incredible. Be it driving a particularly fast or rare car, making no mistakes on the perfect rally stage, finally hearing a favorite song live or witnessing the sun rise over a remote mountain range, these are the rare moments that are remembered vividly, never forgotten and used as comparison for everything that comes after.

DSC_0422These moments are bittersweet, because whilst experiencing them is something of a privilege, it is tinged with the knowledge that this is probably going to be the pinnacle.

DSC_0727Sitting back now and writing this post about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, I’m coming to terms with the fact that there’s probably not a lot out there that can compare to the magic of Goodwood. The sheer quantity and quality of cars, the peaceful forest surroundings, the relaxed and open atmosphere and the diversity is something impossible to replicate. Continue reading

Martini Racing.

DSC_0608It’s a fact of life that sponsors pay for motor racing and they want the maximum return for their investment. As a result motorsport PR departments work overtime to deliver results, and their efforts are usually pretty cringeworthy (Sebastien Vettel edition Infiniti FX anyone?). But occasionally they get it oh so right.

DSC_0621At Goodwood all Martini had to do was line up 14 priceless pieces of history and let the cars do the talking. Instant success. I don’t think this post really needs any more words than that.