The Goodwood Revival 2015 was yet again a spectacular event.
Last weekend the Goodwood Motor Circuit was a wash of classic cars, Bikes and planes for the annual event running Friday to Sunday.
Spectators dressed up in their finest 1940’s – 1960’s period clothing. From Pit Crew to Pilots and Military Servicemen and Women. A fantastic effort was made by all that dressed up and as usual there were the best dressed competitions for Men and Women.
Petrol heads enjoyed classic racing over the 3 days with a number of classes of cars involved. A tribute to Bruce McLaren and 50 years of the brand saw a rare line up of McLarens perform a parade lap of the circuit. The usual spills and thrills were also present with wheel to wheel action throughout. The rarest of classics were on show around the paddocks and on the grid for this very special event.
Many iconic names were present over the weekend either soaking up the atmosphere or racing each other. This included Derek Bell, Emanuele Pirro, Steve Parrish and some younger faces such as Jason Plato, Andrew Jordan, Gordon Shedden. We have been fortunate in past years to see racing legends such as Sir Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart.
The Revival car Show is becoming as much a part of the event as the racing inside the circuit. Visitors choosing to look the part in period dress often also arrive in their own classic cars. The cars are judged over the weekend and 1 lucky owner each day picked up some amazing prices including 2016 tickets and also vouchers towards classic car insurance.
Aviation is a huge part of what makes the Revival so special and we celebrated this year with the stunning Freddie March Spirit of Aviation Display.
It gathered together some of the most prestigious aircraft in the world, all of which have fascinating provenance or have played an important role in aviation history, and allowed you to be within touching distance of them. It’s a unique and unforgettable experience for enthusiasts to be so close to these wonderful machines, but also ends up being a highlight of the Revival for many attendees with only a casual interest in planes.
Tuesday 15th September marked the 75th anniversary of the battle of Britain. Goodwood was fortunate to see more than 20 Spitfires, 3 Hurricanes and a Blenheim Bomber on show, with one plane even making a trip over from America. Prince Harry also attended the event to show his support. We were lucky enough to see some of the aircraft fly past the GWA office.
If you haven’t attended the Goodwood Revival be sure to book tickets for 2016 as this is an event not to be forgotten.
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