The sun shone, and the air was thick with the heady aroma of hot engines, fresh coffee and bacon butties as people arrived in their thousands for our second Breakfast Club of the year; Soft Top Sunday.
Having eclipsed the attendance record for Supercar Sunday, expectations were high for a strong turn-out. We got one…
Goodwood staff on the gates tell us that within the circuit there were as many as a thousand cars and over 8,000 people, with a further 3,000 vehicles parked outside the gates, so give yourselves a big pat on the back for making this the most successful Soft Top Sunday ever!
As for the cars present there was a fine blend of machinery spanning almost 100 years of open-topped motoring, from rarities like a 1919 Citroen B2 Tourer, two Lamborghini Silhouettes (not bad seeing as though sources suggest there are only 31 left in existence), a 1959 Ford Sunliner, and an incredible cable-braked Austin 7 Special, to the more usual staples like MGBs, MX5s, MR2s, various Porsches, a Pagani Zonda… oh and a beach buggy parked next to an Aston Martin DB6 Volante!
As you’d expect, there were far more sensational cars on display, and we’ll be bringing a gallery or two to you soon. In the meantime, here are a few pictures to keep you going.