As we come to the end of 2014, we’d like to take stock of the previous 12 months and our automotive excursions during that time. So, from a Silverstone of Ferraris to our maiden trip to the Geneva motor show, here are our highlights.
Geneva motor show
It was our first time at the Geneva motor show and we did in rather swift style. Arriving at the airport from Liverpool around lunchtime, we made the short walk next door to the Palexpo where the event was being held and just eight hours later we were in departures ready to go back to England. Still very much worth the trip out.
The kind people at Pendragon Motor Group (of Stratstone and Evans Halshaw fame) made the great effort of putting on what was referred to as Car Cafe. Held on the first Saturday of the month, Car Cafe gave us motoring enthusiasts a chance to show off our metal while also drooling over everyone else’s toys. Here’s to next year!
Goodwood Festival of Speed – Moving Motor Show
After winning a pair of tickets to Thursday’s Moving Motor Show, there was no doubt we would be attending our inaugural Goodwood ‘FOS’. Many motorsport legends were on show, including those from Formula 1 and Le Mans, as well as numerous manufacturers showing off their latest models. Next year sees us at at the event for the full weekend.
Ferrari Racing Day – Silverstone
Yet another first for us, a September Sunday Service by Pistonheads saw a visit to Silverstone to witness many examples of Maranello’s finest. On track there were numerous Formula 1 cars of old, as well as the famed and exclusive XX Programme which was a delight to witness (and hear!). The centre of the circuit, meanwhile, was home to hundreds of privately-owned Fezzas, ranging from sweet F355s to pristine F40s.
Track action in Vegas
Two weeks touring California in October was a life-changing experience, and with a weekend in Las Vegas thrown into the middle of it, quite an enjoyable one, too. The Saturday in Sin City saw us tackle a purpose-built track situated next to the Las Vegas Speedway, where on offer were the latest supercars to drive (minus a sick Merc SLS). Choosing the brand new Porsche 911 GT3 and Lamborghini Huracan to spank round the circuit. Read our review here.