By Alex Easthope
Lord March has released the initial dates and themes for this year’s Breakfast Club meetings at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
Entering its sixth year, the ‘original’ admission-free Breakfast Club promises an eclectic mix of vehicles and a tasty breakfast menu to entice petrol-heads.
As well as familiar themes such as the obligatory Supercar, Soft-top and Tax Free Sundays, some new themes will reflect important celebrations in 2012.
‘Rule Britannia’ on Sunday June 3 will celebrate HRH The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with all British cars being invited along.
Thoroughbred Sunday in August will commemorate the golden era of the Motor Circuit with pre-1966 specials, including the Ferrari 250 GTO, AC Cobra and the Triumph Spitfire – all cars that celebrate their 50th anniversaries in 2012.
The Breakfast Club will be held on the first Sunday of each month, omitting July and September due to the proximity of major Goodwood motor-sport events (The Festival of Speed and The Revival).
Visitors are encouraged to pre-register their vehicles by e-mailing the dedicated Breakfast Club team at email@example.com.
2012 CALENDAR AND THEMES
04 March: Tax-Free Sunday:
Pre-1973 tax-free classics, plus modern eco-friendly vehicles.
01 April: Everything but the Car:
Bikes, trucks, tractors, vans, aircraft…, anything with an engine except a regular passenger car -nothing is too bizarre, and very apt for April Fool’s Day!
06 May: Super Car Sunday:
The ultimate high-performance machines – cars and bikes.
03 June: Rule Britannia:
British vehicles of all ages, as we celebrate HRH The Queen’s Jubilee over the Bank Holiday weekend with a Pit Lane street party, and best dressed car and visitor prizes.
01 July: Event not held due to the Festival of Speed.
05 August: Thoroughbred Sunday:
Celebrating the golden era of Goodwood Motor Circuit with pre-1966 classics, with a special emphasis on cars that celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2012, including the Ferrari 250 GTO, AC Cobra, Lotus Elan, MGB, Triumph Spitfire, Rover 2000, etc.
02 September: Event not held due to the Goodwood Revival build-up.
07 October: Soft Top Sunday:
Open top cars of all shapes and sizes, to catch the last sunshine of the year!
04 November: Continental Classics:
All European classic cars and bikes (excluding British) from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.