Running Club Mulholland, there are many great ‘car weeks’ in my calendar. But the last week has been different – yes there was a great Club Mulholland event, but there were several other elements to cement this as a truly great week.


First, was a letter from the Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) announcing that my application has finally come through after 5 years waiting. Is the GRRC competition to Club Mulholland? No, I don’t think so. This historic club has some fabulous events and focuses more on the classic cars, which Club Mulholland doesn’t. Yet. I’m certainly looking forward to the new ‘Members Day’ next March, which promises to have everything Goodwood Revival offers – just to a smaller, more discerning crowd. Only open to Members and their guests. I can take three guests, so drop me an email!



The following day, I made my way to Spa Francorchamps with some Club Mulholland members for a trackday. In November. Could be a big mistake as Spa his hardly known for being forgiving and it’s renown for being dry on one part of the track – and wet on another. We were exceptionally lucky though – fog did delay our start, but once it lifted, we had a stunning Autumn day that was brisk but sunny. The track itself was fabulous. I’ve never driven it before, but it completely lived up to expectation. Eau Rouge was incredible and the cars participating were top drawer – from 997 Cup cars to GT3 Ferrari 458′ and Audi R8’s. There was also road cars – McLaren MP4’s, an Aventador and several Porsches and Ferraris. My little Porsche Spyder was great fun – handled superbly and was quite happy doing lap after lap after lap. I’ll be back there again very soon indeed.


Whilst on this trip, I received a tweet from someone saying they had seen the short film on my old 911 SWB on the Porsche Cinema Channel and Porsche YouTube Channel. The film was taken at ‘Classics At The Castle’ earlier this year where my SWB was part of the display and parade. I think I sound like a twit, but it’s a nice video all the same. Porsche GB had asked me to get something in about the fact I own a modern Porsche too because most of the chaps there turned their noses up at anything water-cooled!


The day after I arrived back from Spa Francorchamps, GT Porsche magazine arrived to drive the SWB too. Photographer and journo, the weather was perfect and they spent pretty much the entire day in the car – I’m looking forward to seeing what they say and what pictures they took in a future issue. Hopefully it’ll be in next months issue…


The week was finally rounded off yesterday with a visit to the Classic Motor Show at the NEC yesterday. A big show, with a real mixture of cars – from Reliant Robins and Austin Maestros to the more desirable Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Miura… The four cars above were my favourite… Porsche 911 2.8 RSR Prototype, Renault Alpine A110 Group 4, Lancia Stratos Chassis no.1 and a Verde Ithaca Lamborghini Miura S… What a way to round off the week.