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Celebrating the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023

Glen Smale
The 1959 Coombs Jaguar Mk I 3.4-litre is a regular at both the Festival and the Revival. Here it is seen splashing its way up the hill on Friday afternoon during a practice run

Images by: Virtual Motorpix/Glen Smale

Okay, so the weather forecast beforehand wasn’t that great, but a little rain wasn’t going to dampen my spirit. The drive from West Wales to Goodwood was about a five-hour run, due in part to the persistent rain and the excessive standing water on the motorway. But those of us born in the middle of the last century are a hardy lot, and so I forged ahead.

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