Last night - right out of the blue - son #2 was offered a complimentary ticket for today's Goodwood Festival of Speed and, although he couldn't go himself, he realised I could and he accepted it. So, as the weather forecasters were suggesting it was going to be a nice day, I decided that taking Trixie might be a nice idea; and I'm extremely glad I did because I was able to cruise past what must have been over two miles of cars queuing to get to their parking area. I subsequently heard that a queue of similar length stretched a similar distance from the opposite direction and a motor-cyclist told me that a friend of his who had left at the same time as him (in a car) took over two hours longer to complete the journey. (click on photos to enlarge).
I imagined that some of the car drivers might have been a little miffed by the fact that motor-cycles seemed to be jumping the queue; however, there was a separate parking area for motor-cycles; so, they weren't gaining an unfair advantage. A free bus service then took us a couple of miles to the festival area. Thereafter, there was too much going on to list in a simple blog; sufficient to say - putting aside the fact that I felt prices were generally exorbitant - I spent an enjoyable few hours at the event.