Goodwood Breakfast Club: 2009 Dates and Themes

What better way to spend Sunday mornings than at the regular Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings, combining a delicious, traditional breakfast menu with gatherings of wonderful cars?

For those who haven’t been, Breakfast Club meetings are generally (but not always) held on the first Sunday of every month, at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, with a specific automotive theme each time. It’s worth moving to West Sussex, just for these.

The first of the 2009 Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings will be held on Sunday 1st March, with the theme ‘Mini Mayhem – for all Small Sporting Runabouts’. It will celebrate everything from the original Mini to the latest models.

The full 2009 schedule appears below. Do note that when preparations are afoot for the Goodwood Festival of Speed (to be held on 3-5 July) and the Goodwood Revival (18-20 September), the Breakfast Club date has to move – hence the July and September slots will be shifted to the last Sunday of June and August, respectively.

In addition to the cars, there are also themes to bring along motorcycles, trucks, buses, and even aircraft – with appropriate themed planes parked up on the grid alongside the other vehicles.

Best of all, admission to the Breakfast Club is free (you just buy breakfast, if you want it), and all visitors are welcome.

See for more details, where you can also pre-register to ensure easy parking and breakfast access. Meetings are held from 08:30hrs to midday.

Sunday Date Goodwood Breakfast Club Theme 2009
1 March:
Attracting: ‘Mini Mayhem - for all Small Sporting Runabouts’
Celebrating everything from the original Mini to the archetypal hot hatch and modern Supermini, plus RV sporting light aircraft.
5 April:
Attracting: ‘Fabulous Family Favourites - from Fords to Flaminias’
Any practical collector’s car with room for all the family, plus four-seater and fixed gear aircraft.
3 May:
Attracting: ‘Everything But The Car - from Bikes and Buses to Tractors and Trucks’
All forms of motorised transport except conventional passenger cars. Motorcycles, scooters, three-wheelers, campers, light and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road workhorses, other utility vehicles and even aircraft are all welcome - nothing is too bizarre!
7 June:
Attracting: ‘Supercar Sunday - the Ultimate Performance Machines’
Mouth-watering (and mostly mid-engined!) ultimate performance cars and exotic superbikes, plus aerobatic aircraft.
28 June:
Attracting: ‘Performance Car Legends - post-1970 Driver’s Cars’
Sports and GT cars from the 1970s to the present day, from Jensen Interceptor to Ariel Atom, as well as Lotus, Caterham, TVR, Porsche and many more, plus retractable aircraft.
5 July: Not held due to Goodwood Festival of Speed
2 August:
Attracting: ‘Soft Top Sunday ­- a Taste of the British Summer’
Roofless cars of all ages, shapes and sizes, plus all open cockpit aircraft.
30 August:
‘Thoroughbred Sunday - the Quintessential Classic Car and Motorcycle’
Any pre-1966 road vehicle or aircraft in the spirit of Goodwood circuit’s golden days.
6 September: Not held due to Goodwood Revival preparations
4 October:
‘Maserati Magnifica ­- a Tribute to the Trident and other Italian Icons’
For all Maseratis and any other Italian collector’s vehicles, from a Lambretta to a Lamborghini, plus Continental aircraft.
1 November:
Attracting: ‘Souped-up Sunday - Modified and Custom Vehicles of all Ages’
Everything from hot rods and custom cars to contemporary urban cruisers, plus home-built aircraft.
6 December:
Attracting: ‘Breakfast Club Christmas Cracker’
Any cherished car or aircraft, preferably with a heater and plenty of boot space for your Christmas shopping. Yule be glad you came!

Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Goodwood

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