For me PWVC is a quintessentially British brand and Goodwood is a quintessentially British event, I wanted the cars used in the designs to reflect this partnership. I think two of the car marques used, Bentley and Jaguar, are synonymous with British motorsport and its heritage, so they were fairly obvious inclusions.
The third of the designs shows another great British car marque, but one that maybe the larger public don’t necessarily think of when considering motorsport; Austin. I really wanted to include an Austin Ulster Special in the set of designs as it is a special car to me.
My father and I have been visiting classic motorsport events for many, many years and the Austin Ulsters have always been a car we’ve looked out for. There is something that seemed more approachable about the Austins, and I think also that the donor Austin 7 had been my grandfather’s favourite car, played a factor in that. Aside from that they also had such great racing pedigree at places like Brooklands and are still such fun to see in action. Probably for that reason I’d say this is my favourite design – but I like them all, of course!