I'm not dead. Got wood?

Have been busy living my life and not blogging.  I feel a little bit bad about not writing anything for nearly a month, but then I think, So what? I'm busy!

I was at Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend. This was one of my first ever job perks - free Sunday tickets for me and the lady. Thanks, Ford! Heres some pictures of some things I liked;

Some scaffolding

lightweight and streamlined E type. sex.

Jaguar CX-75 finally saw what all the fuss what about seeing it in the metal. the proportions, surfacing and details are really good.

 D type. Amazing to see hammering up the hill

 XJ13 - finally saw it. so low, so wide and so fast!

 Evil american race e type V12. Brutal


 panamerica rally SLR. absolute icon
 WANT one of these please

 The Mac Daddy. so, so awesome. and it still looks fantastic!

 first one-77 I've seen. this one also makes more sense in the flesh. Low, wide, agressive. bit of a theme to the cars I like! what stood out on it I think is the detailing. Didn't look like a million pound car though - Although what the heck does!? Premium car prices are really, really crazy at the moment.

I heard an awesome story about the engine of the one-77. Apparently, at a certain stage of the assembly a part has to be attached to the engine, right at the rearward edge, Pretty much under the windscreen.  This part can only be put in after the engine has been put into the car. As the engine is so far back in the chassis, and the car is so wide, there is no easy way to do this. it is unreachable from all sides. The solution, apparently is to suspend an engineer from the roof, Mission impossible style, and hang him over the car with the part and a screwdriver!

 this is by far my favourite part of the whole car. the mirror stalk. how awesome is that! imagine the bill if a cyclist prangs it! Shows the one-77 is really a car for the super rich. no volume car could get away with that.

Citroen Survolte

 it lives! and moves around! the segway wheeled GM - EV actually works and is pretty nippy. it was scuttling (Thats probably the best way to describe how it moves) around the concours area in the afternoon. the pilot/driver/rider stopped a few times and opened the canopy to let kids and grown ups have a sit in it. top guy.

 AVENTADOR awesome in the metal. over the top and a bit nuts, exactly as it should be.

nothing quite like a Ferrari engine bay.
 my favourite fact about this car - Stirling Moss's involvement in the custom bodied SLR roadster named after him  - 'I let them put my name on it'

Bugatti EB110 and its misleading badging. Lindsey asked why such an old looking car had an 11 gig memory and what it would be used for. fantastic.  the bugatti 11gb.

 Audi are top of their game when it comes to wheels
 and headlight details
 and carbon detailing on LMP cars

Why can't we have bumpers like this on cars anymore??

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