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Happy lads from 3ish to 30ish

Okay, it started out as a trip to see the Goodwood Breakfast Club car meet & ended up with two very happy thirty somethings & a tired but happy toddler!

The cars at the event this month were mainly pre-1966, but with plenty of later day exotica to be seen.

I took Alex along with one of my oldest buddies, Eddie. We were going to see my father in law as well – although he was going to be pretty tied up with keeping the event moving smoothly from his pit side control room.

The event was superb, but the best was to come. Ian (my Father in Law) offered to take Alex out in the Aston again, but Alex wanted to go in my Audi. I offered Eddie the ride in the Aston in Alex’s place as it was only going to be down to the pits… or so I thought!

The Aston

The Aston

Alex and I followed on in Mr Audi, my 1996 A4 TDi with 114,000 miles under the belt. As we drew up to the pits the Aston pulled away down onto the circuit, so needless to say I followed on.

It was a brisk pace, but not racing by a long shot. Just the right amount of go to be fun in the Aston… and as for me & Alex in the Audi,we were happy to be going around the famous circuit!

The Audi is so well poised I wouldn’t have minded putting my foot down – but this was a circuit tour drive around, and that was more than enough for me, Eddie & Alex.

Eddie didn’t have his camera with him in the Aston, but Ian said we could film another circuit in the Audi if we kept to 30mph.

The Audi

The Audi

No problem…Take one semi-tech geek, a friend with a camera, a young wannabe race driver…. and a high mileage diesel Audi…

Oh yeah….a 1:32:00 lap once it had the “engine tuning” by Apple Mac….

Many thanks again to Alex’s Granddad, my Father in Law.

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