Goodwood Breakfast Club

When it comes to breakfasts at Sniadanie & Gablota, you might hear some folks said that they start too early, but let me tell you, nothing could be further from the truth! Bright and early at 7 am, the Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings are already in full swing!


To get to the track at such a barbaric hour, which was a good forty-minute drive away from the charming roads of Sussex, we had to drag ourselves out of bed earlier than we would have liked. And let me tell you, it wasn’t easy since we were staying at a lovely rural farm where the cool air made it so tempting to sleep in. We started our day with a light pre-breakfast on the road, where Tom, aka Jagman, whipped up some scrambled eggs for us. You might remember him from our report on Le Mans Classic 2022. He took care of us during our weekend stay in the UK, and thanks to him, we got to spend some time on a fantastic farm, which we’ll be telling you all about soon. But for now, we’re off to Goodwood!

The main theme and a moment of reflection

Our visit to the track began with a poignant visit to Bruce McLaren’s grave, who lost his life on Goodwood on June 2, 1970, during tests of his new M8D car. Near his resting place stands the monument of Mike Hawthorn, which was funded by Nigel Webb, among others. After this moment of reflection on the dangers of motorsport, we headed to the meeting that brought us to the island. The main theme of the first Goodwood Breakfast Club meeting of the season was Supercar Sunday, which drew crowds of petrolheads to the track. Apparently, an hour before the gates even opened, queues of Ferraris and Porsches were already forming at the entrance. Ferrari is probably the most popular supercar in the UK, and you could see plenty of them on the track. Many well-known figures from the motoring world were also in attendance, such as Rafal Pilch from Snidanie & Gablota Krakow or Timothy Burton, aka Shmee 150, with his AMG SLS Black Series.

Special sector

The Goodwood Road Racing Club was the most popular zone, where members showcased their most delectable treats. Among them, you could get up close and personal with the AMG One, Gordon Murray Automotive T.50, as well as the Koenigsegg Regera and Invicte S1. But all eyes were on the collection from Lanzante Ltd., which included the McLaren P1, McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, and the incredibly cool McLaren F1, which once belonged to Rowan Atkinson. It was all within reach!

For the close ones

Accessibility is the name of the game when it comes to GBC. To attend the event, all you need to do is book a free ticket online in advance. You’ll need to create an account on the Goodwood Road & Racing website, which also allows you to buy tickets for other events, such as Goodwood Revival and Goodwood Festival of Speed. Car entry is also free; you just need to register your car in advance. The only condition is that it must match the main theme of the given meeting.


And let me tell you, breakfast was not to be missed! There were loads of food trucks with different offerings, and the coffee was top-notch. It definitely helped us recover from our morning struggles with the alarm clock. The whole event has a cracking atmosphere, mainly due to the positive energy and openness of the attendees and organisers. After some amazing chats, it was time to bid farewell to the Goodwood circuit. But, for us, it wasn’t the end of the day’s petrolhead excitement. When we got back to the farm, Tom gave us a tour of the workshops where he and his team prepare their Jaguars for racing. We also snuck a peek at the private museum dedicated to Mike Hawthorn, which is normally off-limits to guests. We’ll tell you more about it in our next article from our weekend trip to Great Britain! Stay tuned!

Words by Sławomir Poros
Translated by Andy Zikeev