The weekend after Goodwood had me driving Jagger just a few miles down the road. A nearby local pub called The Black Swan hold a breakfast club meet on the second Sunday of the month and I’ve been along to the last couple. Like most of these things they start off with a handful of cars and as word gets around more and more join the party.
On Sunday around 80 cars pitched up which included a Ferrari Daytona, Aston Martin DB5 Volante, Jensen Interceptor, lots of Jaguars, Mini’s and Caterham 7’s.
Having arrived at 8.30 I was one of the first to get in the queue for the coffee before going off to see the cars and chat to a few folks I’ve met over the past few years who are part of the scene.
Ferrari Daytona alongside a Mk2 Lotus Cortina
Jensen Interceptor, Karmann Ghia and DeLorean
Aston Martin DB5 Volante
A 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser 4 door hardtop, according to the card in the windscreen this is thought to be the only one in the UK
Fabulous looking Series 1
I stayed for a couple of hours before driving a few miles up the road to Brooklands where the famous circuit had been handed over to the Aston Martin Owners Club for the day. I don’t know how many cars attended but I must have seen around 60 examples of this great British marque. The paddock had a fine display including a gorgeous DB2/4, DB4’s, 5’s & 6’s, a DBS V8, and many DB7 and DB9 examples. The earliest Aston I saw was a 1934 MK2 Long Chassis Tourer.
I’m not sure if this is a requirement of Aston Martin ownership, but every car I saw at Brooklands was spotless and in immaculate condition which was nice to see and a testament to their owners. Although it’s fair to add, with the ever increasing values of these fine cars it would only be a fool not to look after such a valuable asset.
DB2/4 surely a contender for car of the day
1934 Mk2 Long Chassis Tourer
When I finished walking around admiring the many Astons I went over the road to Mercedes Benz World and stumbled on this 500SEC once owned by Ayrton Senna.