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Goodwood Breakfast ClubThe first of this year’s ten Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings got off to a classic start on Sunday 7 March when an impressive selection of (mostly pre-1973) tax-exempt vehicles gathered at the legendary Goodwood Motor Circuit for the themed ‘Tax-free Sunday’ meeting. Thanks to the fine crisp spring day, the first 2010-season Breakfast Club meeting tempted many classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts out of their long winter hibernation. The owners and enthusiasts of the huge variety of tax-exempt vehicles took to the picturesque West Sussex roads for an enjoyable Sunday morning drive, before displaying their machines at the celebrated Goodwood circuit; home to many famous races when a lot of the classic cars on display were brand new! Indeed, the only taxing issue of the day was choosing what to have for breakfast from the tempting selection of Goodwood’s own organic fayre. Amongst the various cherished Jaguars, MGs, Alfa Romeos and Austins, a special Goodwood display of interesting tax-free cars included a classic ex-Le Mans 1956 Jaguar D-Type, a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT, 1972 Chevrolet Corvette and numerous Hillman Imps. One very enterprising motorist arrived in a brand new Ford Focus ECOnetic, which emits such low emission levels that the car is tax-exempt. Goodwood applauds this sort of lateral thinking and duly positioned the Ford on the main grid display alongside an older Corsair cousin and hundreds of other tax-exempt pre-1973 classics. A tax-free, zero emission Tesla Roadster also made the trip from London Many visitors enjoyed a hearty breakfast, made with Goodwood’s delicious home-reared organic ingredients. Some visitors also took advantage to slowly tour the Goodwood track by tractor and trailer. Most Goodwood Breakfast Club meeting are held on the first Sunday of the month, with the next event, on 4th April, set to attract family favourite saloons and estates, from Cortinas and Morris Minors, to the more recent Sierra Cosworth and pioneering Renault Espace.Tags:,