Next weekend, I’ll be making my first ever trip to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is a pretty poor admission for any car enthusiast to make and sadly I can’t come up with a justifiable reason why I have never made the trip down to Lord March’s estate.

When my tickets arrived today, I found myself getting rather excited. Having only ever seen pictures of the festival in magazines, and clips on the TV, I always thought it looked too good to be true.

But, having looked at the map of what there is to see and do at the festival, I’m pretty sure it will be every bit as good as it looks. Where else could you possibly see supercars, concept cars, F1 cars and rally cars all in the same place, most of them running at full whack up the hill?

My first port of call is going to be the Formula One Paddock. I didn’t make a trip to Silverstone this year so the chance to get up close and personal with the class of 2009 is an opportunity not to be missed.

The Sunday Times Supercar Paddock is also pretty high on my to-do list. As a Ferrari fan, I’m particularly interested in having a poke around the Ferrari California and Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE.