Goodwood 2014: Review

The E Type Register Track Day was again a great success with a large number of drivers and passengers, both old friends and new acquaintances.


It really was glorious Goodwood, with fabulous weather, and it was good to see a wide variety of Jaguars and other makes, and a wide variety of very young drivers and the not so young!

I was only able to get out twice, but on each occasion I found driving standards to be high with the track in superb condition. This year was a rather different experience for me, as an electrical fault prevented me from taking my E Type. So it was I attended in my daily transport, a 2.1 litre V6 X Type Jaguar. This car is not fast by any means especially in respect of top speed. However the handling is extremely good and the car acquitted itself well amongst much larger and quicker machinery.

I had recently returned from a trip to Lancashire where I returned an average of 33 miles to the gallon, which only marginally dropped as a result of circulating round the Goodwood circuit.

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