The Goodwood Revival

VINTAGE EVENT: Had an impressive line-up.

THE Goodwood Revival race meeting took place over the weekend in the historic motoring and vintage event’s biggest outing since the festival debuted in 1998, drawing in hundreds of thousands of spectacularly dressed spectators, motoring legends, enthusiasts and a galactic wardrobe of the weird and wonderful. 

Billed as ‘the only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress’ the Goodwood Revival really is a special affair and drew exactly the breed of special cars you’d expect for an event of this magnitude. 

Racing highlights included a terrific line-up of 1930s-50s era BMWs to mark the brand’s centenary and compete for the Lavant Cup; a contest between older generation Aston Martin DBs, a chaotic screeching affair featuring Ferrari 250 GT SWBs and GTOs; and the brilliant St Mary’s Trophy which saw 30 identical Austin A35s do battle. 

On the cultural front the festival celebrated 70 years of the bikini, the 50th anniversary of England’s 1966 World Cup win, and the life and career of Sir Jack Brabham, a former Royal Australian Air Force mechanic who was a three-time F1 world champion.

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