Masters: The Weathertech International Challenge Thursday 18th July 2019 to Monday 22nd July 2019 - Road America, USA
AC Owners' Club International Event Monday 22nd July 2019 to Saturday 27th July 2019 - Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa
Bentley Drivers' Club Silverstone National Saturday 3rd August 2019 - Silverstone
HSCC Croft Nostalgia Saturday 3rd August 2019 to Monday 5th August 2019 - Croft Circuit
Masters: AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix Friday 9th August 2019 to Monday 12th August 2019 - Nurburgring, Germany
Masters: Monterey Pre-Reunion Saturday 10th August 2019 to Monday 12th August 2019 - Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca, USA
The Quail Rally Monday 12th August 2019 to Saturday 17th August 2019 - California
Masters: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Thursday 15th August 2019 to Monday 19th August 2019 - Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca, USA
RM Sotheby's Monterey Auction Friday 16th August 2019 to Sunday 18th August 2019 - Monterey, California
Gooding: Pebble Beach Auction Friday 16th August 2019 to Sunday 18th August 2019 - Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, California
Despite nearly two weeks of perfect sunshine, by the time I made it to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, that weather had long since gone. Despite the rain, a sensational mix of cars new and old graced the Sussex hill climb once more. With the development of electric cars taking centre stage, it was no surprise to see Volkswagen’s purpose-built fully-electric hill climb racer take the overall hill climb record. Twice. Slipping below the 40-second mark, the ID.R has taken the overall record from Nick Heidfeld, set 20 years ago in his McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13.
James was in the Kendall Developments (formerly Rollcentre Racing) - prepared Dallara. Born in 2001 and powered by a 4.0 Judd V10, the SP1 rocketed up the hill with every run. Sunday's weather meant the track was still a little damp for shootout. Tricky conditions with very damp patches at the upper end of the circuit especially meant progress was tricky, Still despite this, James placed fourth overall, a mere two tenths behind the Oliver Solberg piloted Citroen multi-terrain capable World Rallycross car, Petter Solberg and the all-electric Volkswagen. Not bad for an 18-year-old Le Mans Prototype racecar!
Every year Goodwood attracts the wildest, most ferocious and most eccentric cars from the world over. This year, highlights included the latest Ferrari Special Series car, the P80/C, The Avions Voisin C25 Aerodyne on the Cartier lawn and the silver Count Rossi Porsche 917K road car.
This year DK Engineering proudly displayed two cars on the entry to the Drivers Club. Requested by Goodwood, we displayed two legendary cars, the McLaren F1 and the Ferrari F40. Both cars were sourced and sold to their current owners by ourselves.
I've compiled a gallery of images I took from the Festival below; the final Dallara images with thanks and credit to Gary Harman & Jeff Bloxham.