We don’t get political here at Hooniverse, but what we do do is offer somewhere to escape to when the world is heavy with grim omens. And what better form of escape is there for the octane-veined motive-power enthusiast than a field packed with glittering supercars?
The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed was impeccably timed to coincide with the half-hour British summer, and wading through the sea of supercars was a distinctly upbeat moment (not spoilt at all by the fact that I had just been hurled up the hillclimb in an Aston Martin). After reaching the ‘top’, the Bugatti, Ferraris, Mclarens and many, many more assembled ready for the return trip. The video beyond the jump is what it looked, and sounded like.
On uploading my shaky HTC M8 footage to Youtube, their digital stabilisation software has given things an oddly dreamlike, woozy quality that strongly suggests a bit of a session on the 4:20 – apologies if the video forces you to enjoy your lunch a second time from a new and wholly unexpected direction.
Yeah, I know. Today’s supercars aren’t really the stuff of Hooniverse… but one day they will. Some day we might be saying “do you remember the Bugatti Chiron?”. We need to enjoy this stuff while we can.
Get yo’ ass to Goodwood next year. It should be on the bucket-list of anybody who cares about cars.
(Image / video copyright Chris Haining / Hooniverse 2016. Enjoy this kind of lark? Follow me on Twitter: @RoadworkUK)