What’s better than looking at old school, new school and damn right iconic hot hatches on a Sunday morning? Looking at old school, new school and damn right iconic hot hatches on a Sunday morning with a bacon sarnie and coffee. That’s what!
Rubbish delivery drivers please look away now. The Angry man isn’t happy and it’s your fault.
We’ve been going to the Breakfast Club for years, and have watched it grow and evolve, but we’ve never seen as much buzz around one of these meets as there was around this year’s Hot Hatch Sunday. It was insane! The chatter on the event’s Facebook page saw a massive groundswell of people clamouring for the coveted pre-approved paddock passes - which never even used to be a thing, you’d just turn up and go where you were told; prime grid slots went to people who got up earliest, but now? It’s like Players or something, everyone wants to be there to be seen.
This is an interesting change of pace, as Goodwood events are always, by their very nature, about enthusiasts wanting to get up close to oodles of cool cars, rather than just sitting in the passenger seat with a face on and hoping everyone looks at their freshly polished motor. But regardless of dynamic shift, it was a belter of a turnout, as you can see from these pics.
For those not in the know, the Breakfast Club takes place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, and is a free event on a series of Sunday mornings. They’re all themed (Supercar Sunday, Italian Sunday and so on), and Hot Hatch Sunday invites everything from retro ’70s and ’80s hatchbacks right up to the latest boxfresh heroes. There’s no club stands or anything like that, it’s just a case of loads of people turning up in sweet rides, grabbing a coffee and a bacon sarnie, and absorbing the atmos. The beauty of breakfast meets is that, provided you can be bothered to get up early, you can have an entire car show done and dusted before noon, then head to the pub for a roast lunch. Get along to one next year if you can, it’s a cracking way to start the day.
We love the 240Z stock or modified Pug 205 1.9 GTi is a bit special
Ahh to be back in the 80s again