Photo Gallery and Report: The Vintage Sportscar Club Autumn Sprint Goodwood
If you had turned up at Goodwood Circuit, in West Sussex UK, on the 27th of October, you might of thought that is was a museum car race outing on the classic old circuit. But this is the annual visit to Goodwood for the VSCC for the Autumn Sprint.
Mind you would be forgiven for the mistake. Cars like the 1907 Wolseley Wolsit Coppa Florio, a fantastic name for any car, a car in the non-automobile engined Edwardian class, on a timed lap around the circuit. The most modern car on the circuit was a Riley 12 from 1940. All the cars are privately owned and are normally driven by the owner too.
Goodwood is a fitting place for these vintage machines, very little has changed and the daunting high speed curves remain. This was a very cold autumn meeting, a bright day with the sun very low in the sky adding to the drivers problems and adding a focus to their high speed runs. There might have been a number of mechanical failures (although surprisingly few for cars this old), but no cars crashed. Of course this is a sprint event, so the drivers could concentrate on their cars and line around the circuit to aim for the fastest lap.
Images by Tim Surman
Via the VSCC