Autocar's Ferrari FF joins Goodwood's fast family

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Weather couldn’t deter supercar owners

Our long-term Ferrari can be used to being the centre of attention everywhere the idea goes, however there’s no guarantee of in which when you’re lining up at Goowood

Took our 14,000-mile Ferrari FF last weekend to Goodwood’s Supercar Sunday, first of its 2015 Breakfast Club season, hoping in which, like everything else Goodwood, the idea could be packed with rare as well as fascinating machinery.

the idea was, as well as then some. Our red FF was soon joined on the grid by a superb black Porsche 918 Spyder as well as a magnificent Lamborghini Miura. A few yards away stood a yellow Jaguar XJ220 as well as an ultra-rare AC478. McLarens, Astons as well as some other Ferraris were everywhere. We walked the length of the line as well as there must have been 300 cars present.

Then, just as I started off complaining to the missus in which there was no Lamborghini Countach, a superb LP500 rolled in to join the Diablos, Murcielagos, Gallardos as well as Aventadors already on stand. as well as of course, the place was stuffed with 911s of all types as well as ages, a sprinkling of Alfa 4Cs as well as the odd KTM X-Bow.

Early on, things hadn’t looked promising. Under angry skies, the rain bucketed down for the first three hours or so. On a quick, quiet trip coming from Gloucestershire we had reckoned This specific might deter people, however I’d say the 2015 supercar attendance ran at the usual bumper levels; only spectator numbers were lower, as well as in which (probably) because the auto parks looked rather intimidating after persistent rains.

Tales of determination to attend were everywhere, however one of the best was offered by my neighbour inside Muira, Chris Wood, who despite the weather was giving his lovely car its first run since a seven-year lay-up for restoration. His story was fascinating. He’d bought the auto 37 years earlier using an unexpected legacy coming from a deceased relative, as well as had just finished returning the idea to its original shade of orange.

He explained how he’d bought the auto against the advice of more conservative family members. “They urged me to put the money somewhere safe,” he explained, “however I’d read a lot about the Miura as well as just had to own one. Mind you, the idea seems to have worked out okay. Today the idea’s worth 100 times what I paid.”

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