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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!

Fast Car - - Contents - Words: & Pho­tos Dan Be­vis

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

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