It’s freezing cold now and pretty much dark all the time. Yep, winter. It’s happened again, but 5 months ago (yeah, it’s really been that long) it was 25 degrees and I was in the South. I got the golden ticket from Bryn over at Speedhunters and, with slightly less than no thinking about it, booked my place. With some final spannering complete on the car I loaded up for the 500 mile round trip: Goodwood, petrol-head Mecca and sporting venue of the finer gentleman, oh and Players…those guys!
500 miles is a LONG way in a stripped out 105db car, but it was worth it….it was really worth it! As you’d expect the quality of the cars was second-to-none…the best the UK and probably the-pointy-bit-at-the-top-of-Europe had to offer.
The cherry on the cake: A massive bucket-list tick off in the shape of getting to take in a few laps of the legendary circuit in my KP. Massive thanks to Captain Players himself Jay who hooked me up with a track briefing to get me out there despite rocking up late! The circuit was great; really fast with that tricky hair-pin to test your brakes, bravery and give you an excuse to make some noise in front of the crowd.
500 miles. 5 laps of Goodwood and still shiny enough to play with the big boys: The KP that keeps on giving. I’ve had a total second honeymoon with this car.
There’s been a lot of shows this summer, but none with quite the same vibe, sense of occasion and all-round style of Players Classic….see you at the next one!