DriveTribe at Goodwood Revival - Tribe leaders tell us their highlights
The Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival that has been held annually since 1998. It is a glorious celebration of the vintage cars and motorcycles that competed at the legendary circuit during its heydey from 1948 to 1966.
Nowhere else in the world can you see such a valuable collection of vintage metal being driven to the ragged limit on-track alongside a celebration of what some refer to as the only golden era of motoring. Here is what our tribe leaders think that makes the Revival such a special event:
The 2017 Goodwood Revival was my first ever; I was taken aback by the huge number of people that really do get into the spirit of the event by dressing in period correct attire. When wandering around the event the sheer amount of people who had really gone to town was staggering. With outfits ranging from your run of the mill tweed to full army regalia and everything else in between.
Of all the things I experienced during the day, these are my personal picks for why the Revival is such a special event.
Noise Goodwood Revival style
One massive benefit of having press access to the Revival is that you can get full access to the pre-race staging area. This is the point where the cars are on their final display before hitting the track.
And don’t think that you have to vacate the area before the race starts either, the marshals merely ask that you stand behind the cars putting you right on the edge of the action. In what can only be described as a complete and brilliant disregard for health and safety, we were allowed to watch as a mass of vintage racecars warmed their engines (very loudly) before they all speeding out onto the track for a formation lap with every single one absolutely going for it.
Even F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart made a pre-race appearance in the pits dressed in his native tartan while being surrounded by a mass media scrum.
Vintage metal heaven everywhere
The Goodwood Revival paddock can only be described as vintage metal heaven for car fans. When you walk around it, you just cannot help but spot classic after classic. I spotted everything from a tonne of original Ford GT40’s to racing spec Jaguars and even a Fiat 500 Abarth amongst a sea of original 500’s.
Here is some of the classic metal I spotted milling around on the day:
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