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Watch: all the carnage from Goodwood FOS 2017

2 July, 2017

Goodwood Festival of Speed is known for drawing perhaps the world’s greatest collection of historic performance and race cars — located on Lord March’s massive estate in West Sussex, England — and seeing them thrashed within an inch of their life, as they should be. But, the 1.87km long course proves to be no Sunday drive down your local, with the odd driver getting caught out amongst the hay.

In previous years such incidents have claimed the likes of Rod Millen’s Pikes Peak-winning Tacoma, the class-winning 24 Hours of Le Mans Mazda 767B, and even Ayrton Senna’s Lotus 98T.

This year was no different, and although it hurts us to watch, you just can’t look away:

Just praise the fact that they’re hitting hay bales and not concrete barriers, I suppose …

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

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