We met an old friend of mine and his partner who I have known now for over 55 years, my how time flies and went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, staying in our usual hotel, the rather amusing Old Railway Station at Petworth.
As a GRRC Member we parked the Arnage in the Performance Car Park and headed to the Kinrara Enclosure where we were based for the day, having watched the cars going up the hill for a while we went for a walk round and then came back for lunch.
I’m always surprised that you never see people you know in such a large crowd, they must be there but never in the same place you are at the time, however during lunch one chap came to say hello who recognised me from when we had our cars displayed at Goodwood House in 2009, yet again time flies!
Finally, during a walk around the paddocks I came across a strange looking WO Bentley which looked brand new but not in a way that a concours restoration would look and upon questioning I was told it was one of the continuation Henry Birkin blower cars and indeed was brand new. Apparently, this was their development car and had just done 17000 miles and looked stunning.