Just decided I will never go to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Report on BBC Travel News, there is a 5 mile queue of cars to get in.
Would put me off too,still,sooner or later it appears on telly,you may not see everything,but, at least you see interesting , beautiful cars and interviews with celebs and legends of motor racing, they even wheel on Sir Stirling for a few words,and, it's free, no waiting!
i went in 1999, and there were huge queues then too. I was stuck behind a Miura, the only time i have seen one on the road. Its not in a place thats easy to get to, but once inside it excellent. The close access to the cars was brilliant, although i wonder if that has changed in the last 13 years. However the heavens opened with BIG rain much like we have had on the last couple of weeks, and there werent many places to hide from it.
I was there yesterday, and have been for the last four years. It is a magnificent event, although with the British GP on next week I do wonder why Silverstone couldn't incorporate most of the Goodwood event onto its schedule, with the added bonus that the cars could properly stretch their legs which they can't on the Goodwood hill. Add an extra day or two to the schedule and you'd have an amazing week of speed in a purpose-built location.
Goodwood is starting to feel too crowded for the current format. It's wonderful to see some amazing racing cars, but you are always ten-deep in other people trying to see the same thing and there are few good vantage points to see the on-track action anyway unless you pay for a grandstand ticket.
Don't let the traffic put you off.
Went last year (Saturday) and virtually drove straight in.
Also saw a fantastic selection of cars on the way there.
Just posted re goodwood on wrong thread ie re ' saw my first....' Went on my motorbike but mates made pretty much the sametime as me by car. To me it is a must do event and just walking round the car park is a joy.
Going in by Cessna it's no problem what so ever.
Wow look how much some of those classics went for £5m for a blower Bentley to £4600 for a Lotus concept . Who says there no money around . My personal favourite was that red Alfa .
I went a couple of years ago and thought it was the dullest motoring event I'd seen. A few cars whizzing up a hill. Gee whiz. May as well sit in Mayfair with a deck chair. That would be free!