AMOC Snetterton 300 Saturday 31st August 2019 - Snetterton
Salon Prive Thursday 5th September 2019 to Monday 9th September 2019 - Blenheim Palace
Concours of Elegance Friday 6th September 2019 to Monday 9th September 2019 - Hampton Court Palace
Masters: Historic Grand Prix Friday 6th September 2019 to Monday 9th September 2019 - Zandvoort, Holland
Goodwood Revival Friday 13th September 2019 to Monday 16th September 2019 - Goodwood
Monza Historic Friday 20th September 2019 to Monday 23rd September 2019 - Circuit de Monza, Italy
HSCC Brands Indy Saturday 21st September 2019 - Brands Hatch
Kop Hill Climb 10th Anniversary Saturday 21st September 2019 to Monday 23rd September 2019 - Princess Risborough, Bucks
Spa Six Hours Friday 27th September 2019 to Monday 30th September 2019 - Spa Francorchamps
HSCC Spa Saturday 28th September 2019 to Monday 30th September 2019 - Spa Francorchamps
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.