Goodwood Revival 2018, part 2 – Saturday

Oliver Bryant driving the red and gold 1965 AC Cobra at Goodwood Revival in 2018
I just had too many images and too much excitement just for one post.

After a such long, but fun-filled Friday I was eager to get back to the Goodwood Circuit to see what the day held for me. This mornings drive was only 28 miles from my bed & breakfast in Findon. However, starting out a lot closer didn’t mean me getting there much quicker. Unfortunately, there was a tailback on the A27 which meant a 20-minute journey turned into almost an hour. This didn’t dampen my spirits as I was happily sitting in my 911 enjoying all the fine classic and contemporary machinery around me.

Ladies dressed as land girls at Goodwood Revival

Walking back into Revival there’s a throng of happy people and it’s a lovely change to hear everyone saying good morning to each other. No pushing or rudeness, if only every morning commute could be this civilised – you really do feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Goodwood Revival 2018 paddock

My first port of call was the paddock. Even after a whole day, there’s still plenty to see. Apart from cars, nearly everyone is in period dress. Every corner of the venue has been dressed to match including all sponsorship or advertising. All this attention to detail really adds to the atmosphere.

Stylish people at Goodwood Revival

The authenticity and detail that some people go to are amazing. Military uniforms, school uniforms, land girls and from cocktail dresses to road workers every walk of life was covered. Smiling people were everywhere, full of enthusiasm and genuine interest in everything going on.

Vintage Harley Davidson motorcycle club

I’d seen photographs of previous Revivals and the Hornets Motorcycle Club display always looked great. These guys and gals know how to have fun and put on a great display.

Yellow Ford GT40
Scuderia del Viadotto1967 Ford GT40, Goodwood Revival.
Green mini Jaguar
I think this Jaguar must have shrunk in the wash. Super cool and very detailed mini replica drew a lot of attention.
American Mercury Cyclone racing car
Guess what this is, it's a Mercury Cyclone from 1964 – almost exactly what it says on the tin.
Jack Sears memorial trophy race
Drew Pritchard, in his 1958 Volkswagen, leading Alistair Dyson and the rest of this pack round Madgwick corner.
Race damaged Austin A35
Not everyone's racing went smoothly, Neil Brown's little Austin A35 took some cosmetic damage, but continued through to the end – a tough little nut this one.
Orange Harley Davidson motorcycle
I could have happily ridden this mid 30's Harley Davidson home without changing a thing. Preservation is sometimes better than restoration.
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