“I’m a Spitfire pilot”. Almost a chat up line from the 1940’s, uttered by a youthful ‘ex public school boy’ pilot with a life expectancy of just fourteen days. Except Matt Jones uttered those words just a few days ago, as he took on the challenge of racing a Super Marine Spitfire against a Range Rover Sport, as part of the promotion for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Given the chance, I know which seat I would rather be strapped in.
I am a good ‘Sport’ when it comes to challenges, but I am also an ex-‘Marine’ and there sits my loyalty! The Battle of British engineering! Which icon of design came first in a race between a Spitfire and a Range Rover? Besides, I can ride in a Range Rover Sport any day of the week, my childhood dream would be ticked off with a flight in a Spitfire. ‘Bandits six-o-clock, tally-ho chaps’! Yours Aye.