Who are we to argue? Especially as Steve is a man, and a driver, used to handling some of the world’s most iconic machines.
Not only is was he at Goodwood to promote his lengthy Spitfire flight and race a rare Italian GT car, Steve was also here with his original and breath-taking D-Type Jaguar XKD558. Some people have all the fun…
“The D-Type you can be very sideways. It just hangs out beautifully. That's harder to do in the Bizzarrini, it has a lot more momentum behind it. You can certainly feel you’re driving Detroit iron around the track. If I had to choose I'd say I prefer racing the D-Type in terms of handling. Malcolm Sayer created I think the most iconic car the UK has ever produced when he developed the D-Type”.
Steve is fast to point out a link to all three of his beautiful machines in order not to take the limelight from his beloved Bizzarrini.
“When these guys hone in on the correct performance, you get these incredible shapes that come out. It is real beauty. I think last century was probably the most exciting century on this planet. We saw the arrival of the engine, the car, electricity, the aeroplane, but it wasn't until the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s where they managed to combine the function that they already had, with the form. For me, seeing the form of the Spitfire, the form of the D-Type, and the form of the Bizzarrini, that is where the specialness comes in”.