Bit of background on the above picture - went to a Toyota hosted event that was conveniently held 2 minutes from the hotel I was staying in when I went to Goodwood.
Took the GT86 to Goodwood as it’s the most comfortable car I’ve ever been in on a long run, I think the Toyota engineers secretly designed the seats in the perfect shape of my backside. Did 800 miles or so over 4 days and averaged 46mpg.
Sadly the weather for Goodwood wasn’t particularly brilliant. (As you can see above, I managed to get a hell of a lot of sunburn though!)
The rain made for some artsy shots:
The event itself was a bit of a mudbath bar one day, and all the car parks were at the bottom of a valley. The hill below was a lot steeper than it looked to get out, and I had to approach at 90 degrees:
The GT86 did pretty spot on, the traction control panicked a bit then got us going and let me do a nice little slide at the top on the way out.
The next day was the day of dry weather, and it didn’t enjoy going back into the now dried up ruts and scraping along them:
Still, it was having a happier time than the RS4 in front that was struggling to stay straight.
After Goodwood, a couple of weeks later I did another 700 mile journey to attend Simply Japanese with the GT86 Drivers Club. I’ve got some great pictures from both events which I need to sort out onto Flickr and post in my other photo thread.
I absolutely love this car to bits. I’ve done a ton of miles in it and it’s just turned a year since I got it. Sure it’s been replaced for daily duties, but that’s no fault of it’s own, and if it didn’t get dinked up so much I’d still be piling the miles on. I like my other cars but this? This, is my car. Every time I get back in it now with there being gaps between me driving it, it just feels even better.