Following the huge success of the 2006 Goodwood Breakfast Club season in its inaugural year, the Vitra Café at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, West Sussex, will once again host a series of meetings for motoring enthusiasts this year on the first Sunday of each month, from March to October (excluding September, when the nostalgic Goodwood Revival is being held).
The Goodwood Breakfast Club was launched to huge acclaim last year with a total of seven meetings, every one themed, and each attracting a strong ‘petrol head’ audience. For 2007, the monthly Breakfast Club meetings will be enhanced with new set of themes, as detailed below, plus other initiatives designed to appeal to the real motoring enthusiast. In addition to some great cars, motor cycles will also be encouraged to attend, with a dedicated motor bike day being held in July for the first time. Further enhancements will include marque specialists on hand, selling quality parts and accessories that reflect each monthly theme, as well as the opportunity to take a flight in the historic Goodwood Harvard aircraft.
The Breakfast Club offers the chance for enthusiasts to enjoy a fun Sunday morning drive on the exceptional roads that lead to Goodwood, admire some interesting vehicles, and savour a delicious and hearty home-reared Goodwood organic breakfast, served at the Vitra Café, based at the Motor Circuit’s iconic Old Clock Tower
The first of the 2007 Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings will be held on Sunday 4th March. A selection of vehicles, appropriate to each monthly theme, will be parked outside the Vitra Café, with a wider variety of other ‘interesting’ vehicles displayed in the paddocks. Regular vehicles will be directed to the public car parking area. As with last year, admission to the Breakfast Club will be free, and all visitors are welcome.
An revised and improved website, dedicated to the Goodwood Breakfast Club will shortly be available on-line, highlighting each monthly theme, as well as a detailed listing of the complete, delicious organic breakfast menu available.
2007 Goodwood Breakfast Club
4 March: ‘Best of British – the quintessential British sports car and motor cycle’
Attracting: All classic British vehicles, cars, bikes and LCVs, pre- and post-War
1 April: ‘Forza Italia – Italian brio – from scooters to supercars’
Attracting: Any Italian-built vehicle, from Lambretta to Lamborghini
6 May: ‘Vive la France – a celebration of unique French automotive flair’
Attracting; All French pre- and-post War, from Bugatti Type 35s to the Citroen DS
3 June: ‘Supercar Sunday – the ultimate performance machines – cars and super bikes’
Attracting: Every form of mouth-watering, high-powered performance exotica
1 July: ‘On yer bike! – the lure of the open road’
Attracting: Any and all motor cycles, plus bike-engined cars
5 August: ‘Deutsch Marques! – Teutonic efficiency and engineering’
Attracting: All German-produced cars and motor bikes
2 September: (not held, due to Goodwood Revival)
7 October: ‘Cooked in 60 seconds and Americana – giants of the open road’
Attracting: Any classic American vehicle, plus a special display of as many cars as possible as featured in the classic Hollywood movie, ‘Gone in 60 seconds.’
The final Breakfast Club for 2007 will include a special end-of-season feature, ‘Cooked in 60 seconds’ inspired by the cult film ‘Gone in 60 seconds.’ The aim of this October meeting is to attract as many of the 50 cars that Nick Cage, the star of the movie, stole to order in the film. One prime example of each of these cars will be put on display outside of the Vitra Café. A full list of all 50 eligible cars will be detailed in the revised Goodwood Breakfast Club website, available shortly. Suitable cars include an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 and 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
All 2007 Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings will be staged from 8:30hrs to midday on the first Sunday of every month, from March to October (excluding September).