It's been an ambition of mine to lap Goodwood in an E-type Jaguar and yesterday I was able to enjoy that along with driving a Lotus Cortina and a beautiful Aston Martin DB4.
Driving the well balanced Lotus first gave a novice like me a chance to become somewhat familiar with the track and the instructor was helpful in building your confidence in driving the track. The track is well laid out with braking points and apex's marked by cones which is really helpful.
Don't expect to take this cars around the track like you're racing in the Revival meeting, the Aston is red-lined at 4500 which you can pull in top down the Lavant straight but that is understandable considering the value and rarity of these vehicles.
The instructors also vary in how much freedom they give you, the one I had in the E-type was particularly reluctant to allow you find your own line and took charge of the braking and steering quite frequently which was frustrating.
Worth mentioning what a classic setting the Goodwood track is set in and together with these iconic cars it adds up to a memorable experience.
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