Corvette in sunset

Fantastic… it’s Goodwood Revival time again!!

I know I say this every time but the Goodwood Revival weekend is my absolute favourite event of the year. As soon as the dates are released, they go straight into my motorsport calendar.

Friday…

I was away last year & missed the Friday Practice/Qualifying Day. Diary cleared I made sure I wasn’t going to miss it this year. I was soooooo glad I did to…

Friday is mostly given over to Practice & Qualifying for the Saturday & Sunday race days. However the end of the day what is widely recognised as probably the most expensive grid in the world, The Kinrara Trophy takes to the track. A field made up of the likes of Ferrari 250GT SWBs, Aston Martin DB4s, AC Cobras, Jaguar E & D-Types is an awesome sight. Starting late in the day, the hour long 2-Driver race runs into the sunset. Some years it can be ok… other years, as it was this year, the light is simply stunning!!!!

Ferrari in sunset

Tom Kistensen driving Joe Macari’s 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB/C turns in at Woodcote during Kinrara Trophy 2019

2019 marks Bentley Motors celebrating their 100 years. To mark the occasion 30 ‘Pre-War’ Bentleys would compete in the Brooklands Trophy. These lovely old cars were garaged opposite the Media Centre. Normally I head home straight after the Kinrara Trophy race. This year I decided to go back into the paddock after last light  photograph these ‘sleeping giants’.

Brooklands Trophy for Pre-War Bentley sports cars

The paddock takes on a whole new life form after dark. I shall definitely be adding it to my shooting plans for future Goodwood Revival visits.

Saturday…

There is no other race meeting I can think of that has the unique atmosphere of a Goodwood Revival weekend. A motorsport paddock swaps the high tech of modern day corporate branding for tweed, flap caps & khaki overalls of the 1950s

mechanic with fingers in ears

Time to warm up the engines

All around the circuit Goodwood support staff & ‘character’ performers add to the fun. All in fantastic 1940s – 60s period dress worn by so many of the spectators.

Char Ladies

Out on the circuit, Practice/Qualifying was well underway. 100s of priceless racing cars & motorbikes would compete in 16 races over the weekend. Already there was plenty of exciting action to entertain the crowds.

Racing car kicks up dust

Nick Padmore in the 1958 Lotus-Climax 16

red racing car at chicane

Stunning sight & sound….Corvette Stingray

Sunday…

I have never owned a motorbike & only ever ridden one once. That was only round a small carpark… not for me! However I think some of these old historic racing bikes are lovely to look at. Boyyyyyy do they make a fantastic noise in the hands of the riders!

This year we were treated to former MotoGP superstar Dani Pedrosa making his Historic Racing debut. Partnered up with Joaquin Folch-Rusinol Jnr in The Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy. Together they squeezed every last drop of performance from the 1966 Hannah-Paton 500.

MotoGP superstar Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa on the 1966 Hannah-Paton 500

Motorbike in pit lane

Slick rider change-over in the Pit Lane

Live band play music

Great live music

Funfair in the dark

Funfair Across the Road

As the 3 day 2019 Goodwood Revival weekend came to a close with the Freddie  March Memorial Trophy. Across the Road spectators enjoyed the live music & last rides on the funfair for another year. Same place same time next year?….. Oh go on then, you talked me into it!!!

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