Another great Track Day at Goodwood,
and over £30,000 raised for the amazing charity Dementia Support

AC Bluebird was back at Goodwood recently, along with an amazing array of cars and drivers, to help raise funds for the charity Dementia Support, which does brilliant work for people suffering with the disease and their families.

Dementia Support at Goodwood - Another great Track Day at Goodwood, and over £30,000 raised for the amazing charity Dementia Support

The day started a little damp and we were expecting a few spins around the circuit. The experienced drivers waited for the track to dry out and then they planned how to tackle each corner. Others, myself included drove hard and handled the slides as they happened.

Colin and Simon at Goodwood - Another great Track Day at Goodwood, and over £30,000 raised for the amazing charity Dementia Support

The Marshals at Goodwood were in their usual excellent form and awarded prizes for the best driver for the morning and afternoon sessions. Notably, Ryan Shilling Dent won the prize for the morning session, someone to watch as a future racing driver perhaps?! Andy Mewis was taking no prisoners and easily overtook a big, powerful Mercedes.

Andy Mewis at goodwood - Another great Track Day at Goodwood, and over £30,000 raised for the amazing charity Dementia Support

AC Bluebird sponsored the event, as it did last year, and it is always enjoyable. I love meeting people and sharing stories. It was good to meet Peter Wood, if only briefly, before he took to the track to burn rubber in his Evo.

Peter Wood EVO at Goodwood - Another great Track Day at Goodwood, and over £30,000 raised for the amazing charity Dementia Support

However, the highlight for me was having top Pro-Am Porsche Racing Driver Max Bird take AC Bluebird round Goodwood. In two short laps I learned so much watching Max drive my car. He is a top driver and a great guy. I hope to see him pick up the Carrera Cup at Brands Hatch in October.

Another top Porsche driver is Colin Wynn, and it was great to watch him race round the track. Colin never stops smiling, whether he is travelling at 120mph…

Colin at Goodwood - Another great Track Day at Goodwood, and over £30,000 raised for the amazing charity Dementia Support

or waving to the crowd, he always has a big smile.

Colin and Simon as spectators - Another great Track Day at Goodwood, and over £30,000 raised for the amazing charity Dementia Support

The day finished with us all going to the pub and retelling stories about the day.

Will AC Bluebird sponsor the event again next year? I have no plans to yet, as 2024 looks like being a crazy year for me, with lots of traveling to promote my book ‘Reckless!’ and family commitments. But we will see!

Kevin Shilling at Dementia Support - Another great Track Day at Goodwood, and over £30,000 raised for the amazing charity Dementia Support

Reckless!
The Fall and Rise of AC 'Bluebird'

By Kevin Shilling

The book about how a global star became a farmyard wreck – then, thanks to a full restoration, rose again onto the international stage.

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