It’s shocking how quickly the months tick by when you align your schedule to the Goodwood Calendar, with the winter’s deep freeze typically brought to a mild thaw by the annual Members’ Meeting in March. As most will be familiar, the Duke of Richmond, Charles Gordon-Lennox, opens his home three times a year to those whose veins pump with petrol from around the world. Each tentpole “festival” has a unique and distinct feel; the Goodwood Revival being a period-correct costume gathering where the clock is turned back 60-odd years and the throngs are drunk on motorsport nostalgia, while the Festival of Speed is a high torque rolling motor show where the latest and greatest “brap” up the hillclimb to prove their mettle.
But for us, nothing competes with the Members’ Meeting: it’s no frills, no nonsense, incredibly competitive, serious racing. And this year it was in the middle of a snowstorm.