It’s nice to take part in local events when we can so when we heard that Firle Hill Climb was coming up this September we made sure we were on the list. Being that it was held just one week after Goodwood Revival we thought it would be fitting to run the Nash Metropolitan (although we swapped the straight through exhaust for one with a silencer).
As always Lord March hosted another magnificent, albeit wet and windy, Revival. This year we were back with our fearsome Nash Metropolitan and Mike Haigh’s vociferous Ford Falcon. We had legends John Cleland and Tiff Needell sharing the driving duties respectively. Qualifying was rather wet but we lucked out with dry weather for our races on Saturday and Sunday. Both cars ran perfectly and performed well against a very quick grid. Shaun Rainford had a 20 lap battle with Alistair Dyson’s Ford Zephyr and Nick Maton’s MG Magnette bringing the Nash home in 15th from 20th on the grid. Mike put in a blinding drive on Sunday dragging the Falcon from 18th up to 8th! The Falcon finished the weekend in 12th on aggregate with the Metropolitan in 14th. All in all another splendid weekend at Goodwood. Roll on Members Meeting.
We can confirm that the British Touring Car legend John Cleland will be sharing the drive with Shaun Rainford in the Nash Metropolitan at this years Goodwood Revival. John first drove the car on it’s debut at the 2012 Goodwood Revival in the rain. His mastery of the slippery conditions can be seen in the video below. Since that time the car has been through some development and is a lot more competitive. We cant wait to see what John can do this year.
From the sublime to the ridiculous. The plucky Nash Metropolitan will be making it’s return to Goodwood at the Revival this September. Since the car’s last appearance at the 73rd Members Meeting we’ve been working hard. The car has gone on a diet, it has a new engine and the suspension is being developed to help keep all four wheels planted firmly on the tarmac. We are planning to get some testing done during August.