Plain and simple, you don’t mess around with a Gumpert. The supercar is not very forgiving of mistakes and British Touring Car Championship driver, Tony Gilham, found this out first hand at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
An exhibition run – up the Goodwood hill – gone wrong, automotive and fashion blogger Nancy Atkinson-Turner who was riding shotgun felt the brunt of it when Gilham gave the Apollo a bit too much speed into a right-hand corner, sliding off the track and straight into the hay bales lining the track.
Nancy Atkinson-Turner explained on YouTube that the run was never supposed to be at high-speed, which is why she was wearing “silly shoes” and not properly strapped down into her seat. She suffered whiplash, cuts and bruises from the accident, and is expected to make a full recovery. Atkinson-Turner praises the efforts of both marshals and first responders, who she credits with keeping her calm (with the help of drugs) following the crash. As well as the support received from Gumpert U.K., the Goodwood Festival of Speed and even Lord March.