Pace notes: Festival fever in the countryside

Pace notes: Festival fever in the countryside

He's used to cars rocketing up hills and kicking up dust on stages, but AUTOSPORT's rally man David Evans will never come to terms with the quintessential summer experience that is the Goodwood Festival of Speed

I realise that, being a rally man, I'm not supposed to show much interest in any kind of competition machine with less than two seats, but when it comes to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, I just can't help it. I don't know what it is about the place, but I couldn't imagine a season without it. And this year's event was right up there with the best of the rest.

It's the one time of the year when I appear to take leave of my senses and think £300 is pretty reasonable for a leather overnight bag; or that I really do need to look like Mick Dundee in a hat designed with the outback rather than West Sussex in mind. And then there's the whole Gulf issue.

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