The title of 'featured marque', a festival custom, was this year awarded to Mazda. Their Kodo design was enshrined in an enormous sculpture by Gerry Judah on the front lawn of Goodwood House. Indeed, Goodwood seemed swarmed with Mazdas this year; one 767B even crashed into a particularly unforgiving turn at the start of the four day event.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed returns the same time next year.
Yes, finally. a van driver has become the first person in the UK to be penalised for hogging the middle lane of the motorway. The Citroen Berlingo driver, from West Yorkshire, was fined almost £1,000 and given five penalty points for refusing to leave the central lane of the M62.
According to traffic police, at least six drivers were forced to “brake and swerve” in order to overtake the vehicle, near Huddersfield last year.
Leeds Magistrates’ Court concluded that the van owner had driven in an “inconsiderate manner”, having ignored numerous opportunities to move out of the middle lane. After failing to show up to court, the driver was ordered to pay a £500 fine, £400 in costs, and a £40 victim surcharge.