Goodwood Breakfast Club - Dates for 2007
We attended a Breakfast Club meeting last year and we liked it a lot. In 2007 Goodwood are putting on an even better series of events for those looking for an early Sunday morning drive in the country
For 2007, the monthly Breakfast Club meetings will be enhanced with new set of themes, as detailed below, plus other initiatives designed to appeal to the real motoring enthusiast. In addition to some great cars, motor cycles will also be encouraged to attend, with a dedicated motor bike day being held in July for the first time. Further enhancements will include marque specialists on hand, selling quality parts and accessories that reflect each monthly theme, as well as the opportunity to take a flight in the historic Goodwood Harvard aircraft.
The Breakfast Club offers the chance for enthusiasts to enjoy a fun Sunday morning drive on the exceptional roads that lead to Goodwood, admire some interesting vehicles, and savour a delicious and hearty home-reared Goodwood organic breakfast, served at the Vitra Café, based at the Motor Circuit’s iconic Old Clock Tower
The first of the 2007 Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings will be held on Sunday 4th March. A selection of vehicles, appropriate to each monthly theme, will be parked outside the Vitra Café, with a wider variety of other ‘interesting’ vehicles displayed in the paddocks. Regular vehicles will be directed to the public car parking area. As with last year, admission to the Breakfast Club will be free, and all visitors are welcome.
Cars start to arrive early and the event runs to midday. It’s thoroughly recommended and you can see the dates for the rest of the year below, as well as on the dedicated website www.goodwood.co.uk/breakfastclub
2007 Scheduled Goodwood Breakfast Club Meetings:
4 March: ‘Best of British - the quintessential British sports car and motor cycle’
All classic British vehicles, cars, bikes and LCVs, pre- and post-War
1 April: ‘Forza Italia - Italian brio – from scooters to supercars’
Any Italian-built vehicle, from Lambretta to Lamborghini
6 May: ‘Vive la France - a celebration of unique French automotive flair’
Attracting; All French pre- and-post War, from Bugatti Type 35s to the Citroen DS
3 June: ‘Supercar Sunday - the ultimate performance machines – cars and super bikes’
Every form of mouth-watering, high-powered performance exotica
1 July: ‘On yer bike! – the lure of the open road’
Any and all motor cycles, plus bike-engined cars
5 August: ‘Deutsch Marques! – Teutonic efficiency and engineering’
All German-produced cars and motor bikes
2 September: (not held, due to Goodwood Revival)
7 October: ‘Cooked in 60 seconds and Americana – giants of the open road’
Any classic American vehicle, plus a special display of as many cars as possible as featured in the classic Hollywood movie, ‘Gone in 60 seconds.’The aim of this October meeting is to attract as many of the 50 cars that Nick Cage, the star of the movie, stole to order in the film. One prime example of each of these cars will be put on display outside of the Vitra Café.
A full list of all 50 eligible cars is detailed in the revised Goodwood Breakfast Club website. Suitable cars include an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 and 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. Owners of suitable cars can register their vehicle with Goodwood using a dedicated e-mail; [email protected].
All 2007 Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings will be staged from 8:30hrs to midday on the first Sunday of every month, from March to October (excluding September).
For further information please contact the Goodwood Breakfast Club Hotline:
Telephone: +44 1243 755060
Fax: +44 1243 755078
E-mail: [email protected]
Goodwood will, of course, being holding the fantastic Festival of Speed at Goodwood House on 22, 23, 24 June, and the wonderful Revival at the motor racing circuit on 31 August, 1, 2, September. Full details as always on Classic Driver, and don’t forget to book some tickets in advance for both these events (none available on the gate remember!) at www.goodwood.co.uk.
Text: Classic Driver
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