The Goodwood Breakfast Club will remain free to all visitors. This allows car and motorcycle connoisseurs to enjoy a Sunday morning drive through the quiet West Sussex country roads down to Goodwood, where they are able to meet like-minded enthusiasts, admire some fabulous machinery and eat a tasty breakfast, before heading back home in time for the Sunday roast, to do a spot of gardening and DIY, or simply put their feet up and watch the Grand Prix.
For the 2012 season, Goodwood has devised a range of Breakfast Club themes to cater for all enthusiasts and vehicle types. As well as popular familiar themes, this year sees some new themes to reflect important celebrations and anniversaries taking place in 2012.
These include an-all British vehicle theme to celebrate HRH The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, to be held on the Sunday of the long Bank Holiday weekend on early June. The 50th anniversaries of many iconic cars – from the popular Triumph Spitfire and MGB, through to the authentic and desirable AC Cobra and Ferrari 250 GTO, will be marked with a pre-Revival Thoroughbred Sunday meeting on 5th August.
As in previous years, the Breakfast Club meetings will be held on the first Sunday of the month at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit, with the exception of July and September, when the Festival of Speed (28 June-1 July) and Goodwood Revival (14-16 September) motor sport events will be held. Visitors are encouraged to pre-register their vehicles by e-mailing the Breakfast Club team at [email protected].
Goodwood Breakfast Club 2012 – Dates and Themes
04 March – Tax-Free Sunday:
Pre-1973 tax-free classics, plus modern eco-friendly vehicles
01 April – Everything but the Car:
Bikes, trucks, tractors, vans, aircraft…, anything with an engine except a regular passenger car -nothing is too bizarre, and very apt for April Fool’s Day!
06 May – Super Car Sunday:
The ultimate high-performance machines – cars and bikes
03 June – Rule Britannia:
British vehicles of all ages, as we celebrate HRH The Queen’s ??Jubilee over the Bank Holiday weekend with a Pit Lane street party, and best dressed car and visitor prizes
01 July – Event not held due to the Festival of Speed
05 August – Thoroughbred Sunday:
Celebrating the golden era of Goodwood Motor Circuit with pre-1966 classics, with a special emphasis on cars that celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2012, including the Ferrari 250 GTO, AC Cobra, Lotus Elan, MGB, Triumph Spitfire, Rover 2000, etc.
02 September – Event not held due to the Goodwood Revival build-up
07 October – Soft Top Sunday:
Open top cars of all shapes and sizes, to catch the last sunshine of the year!
04 November – Continental Classics:
All European classic cars and bikes (excluding British) from France, Germany, Italy, Spain,Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scandinavia
All 2012 Goodwood Breakfast Club events will be staged from 08.00 to 12.00 hours on the first Sunday of the month (except July and September, due to the proximity of major Goodwood motor sport events).
The Goodwood Breakfast Club website has updates on each monthly theme, and enables visitors to pre-register at www.goodwood.com/breakfastclub.
[Source: Goodwood; photo credit: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]