The latter part of the 3rd day saw the autumn sky filled with sun. Although it hung lower than was expected for the hour it still allowed the team at Bridge Classic Cars to talk to fans and competition entries. The stand had been our home for so many hours that weekend.
It was nice to get out and speak to people about projects they have, the work they want and of course about our amazing Sunbeam Alpine competition car. We spoke to people who had MG’s, Sunbeams, Ferraris, Bentleys and even ex-Formula 1 and Le Mans legends… about what we do here at Bridge Classic Cars but our passion for the classic automotive world as a whole.
This was a weekend filled with like-minded enthusiasts from all walks of life, all with their own reasons for getting into this diverse and wonderful world. It was extraordinary to be a part of.
The Members Car Park was just in front of our stand. Even that was worthy of the best car shows in the country. Everything from GT40 Kit Cars to unrestored Aston Martin DB2/4’s. Ferrari 250GTE’s to a Triumph TR6 with 290,000 miles on it. The variation on display was always incredible to see.
The day wound down to an end. The background music of the Gerry Marshall Trophy final echoed from behind the grandstands and the sun began its short descent towards the horizon. The car park was mostly empty of visitors, all had taken to the fields, the grandstands and the staircases to catch their final glimpses of the 78th Members Meeting.
With that, it was an opportunity to see some of the cars closer up. A complete survivor E Type Series 1. Untouched in every aesthetic way and obviously well-loved and adored by its owner. A glorious maroon Maserati Sebring stood front and centre for all to enjoy, its brightwork sending rays of autumn sun in every direction. Then, stoic Blower Bentley. Parked with such purpose but yet such grace for a car referred to by Ettore Bugatti as the worlds fastest lorry. It was a sight to behold as it patiently waited for its owner to return as it had done for so many years before.
Then, at the end of our row was a car that the whole Bridge Classic Cars team had been admiring since Friday evening. The 300SL Roadster. Finished in triple green, with beautiful black wheel centres. This car just stood out of the crowd for us and when you consider some of the gorgeous and rarified members of that very select crowd, the 300SL Roadster was just the step above.
Goodwood, you’ve been fabulous. Until next time!