Some of the most vivid memories you can make at Goodwood involve experiencing curmudgeonly noxious pre-war machinery up-close. If you’re looking to re-live and ring a bell, this video might just do the trick.
Video: Nine bonkers pre‑war hillclimbs at FOS
These are nine of the best pre-war runs up the Hill in recent memory, from Bugattis to Alfa Romeos, Mercedes and of course, the firey “Beast of Turin” Fiat S76. You really can’t beat the sights and sounds of these things. It’s never not surprising how fast they are.
We can almost hear the clatter of 80-plus-year-old engines, and the bluster of excited commentators and smell the Castrol R. We’re halfway through May which means the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard looms. For the first time in almost two years. Not long now...