It’s hard to imagine that a car like Robert Redlich’s 1958 Mercedes 190SL is merely “making due,” a stop-gap of sorts. Believe it or not, it’s “settling,” but that’s only because one of the most iconic Mercedes Benz chassis of all time — the W198 300SL Gullwing — brings in a million bucks on a bad day. On a good one? Two, maybe more.
“Better late than never,” they seem to say. It’s been more than a year since my latest project made its debut with H&R Springs, center stage, at SEMA 2018. After a blisteringly-fast 6-month build, I turned up the day of roll in, excited to show the world what I had been working on through the summer and fall months of the year.
“Good things come to those who wait,” or so they say at least. It piggy-backs on the sentiment of “patience is a virtue,” and while both seem nonsensical when in the throes of restlessness, it does ring true on at least some occasions. Peter Aylward returns once again, this time with imagery from the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, an event hosted exclusively for members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club and its fellowship.
With the Goodwood Festival of Speed less than a month away, we figure now’s better than ever to take a look back: One of our favorite motorsports photographers, Peter Aylward, has made good on his promise to treat us to the imagery of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. For those somehow unfamiliar, the Goodwood FoS celebrates historic race cars of all walks, from vintage to modern, as long as the machine offers automotive, cultural, or community significance.
I hadn’t planned on attending Spa Classic this year. In fact, I nearly missed the event entirely. Luckily, a friend texted me, ‘I’m going to Spa. You should come. There will be Group C.’. He said the magic words… Group C. I’ve always wanted to experience these mythical beasts in the flesh and this would be my chance.
We had some small hold ups on the way to the track but we made it just in time.