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I haven't seen any mention of the recent Goodwood Revival meeting on SlotForum so I thought I would post a few of my photographs from the Sunday's racing.



















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It's on again on ITV 1 next Thursday at 5 past midnight.
 

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It was on ITV4 Last night @ 7pm, the saloon race was fantastic, Austin A40 beat a 3.8 Jag and the car the came third I'd never seen before. A BMW 700cc 2 seater, it was tiny, Vic Elford was driving it and he was mega. The sports car race with the CanAm cars was good too
 

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It was Jackie Oliver in the little BMW. He outbraked both A40s into Lavant right in front of us in the early laps. The "Owlett" that can be seen in the third of David's pictures was also incredibly entertaining in the "Brooklands" race.

The "slower" classes usually provide the best entertainment at Goodwood.
 

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David, there,s two things i must do to you, one is to thank you for the
photo,s you sent me, plus the shots you have now posted,
The second is to kill you !!!
The one year i did not get there , they have most of the silver arrows
on display, AU with the A type, the C and D type {only thing missing
was the little 1-1/2 litre car } still i did see it run at Donington so ill let
you off with that one.
The Merc,s the W25 W125 W 154 plus the little V8.
It looked as if the drivers where pushing on a bit, unlike Donington
where they just trundled around.
For me , that era of racing and cars was jaw droping, i would have been
well made up seeing them all together, so David, reminding me of what
iv missed , you realise why you must DIE !!!
Thanks for the shots.
Cheers
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I'm sorry Mac but the 1.5 litre car was there as well.





I can't believe you didn't know the MBs and AUs were coming, I really wish I had told you and Dave Jones beforehand.

Alan - feel free with the pictures.

MrM - the little Alvis (I think that is the Owlett) was so quick and incredibly smooth. I was surprised to find out the Alfa Romeo in my picture was driven on the road to Goodwood and home again to Germany after the race!! You are right about these races, they do give some of the best racing.

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Hi dave, i did note that the 1 1/2 litre Merc was there, i was thinking more
about the 1 1/2 litre AU from Donington, it would have been a full house.
Yes what a day it would have been if we could have extracted Dave Jones
from under the shaddow of Blackpool tower and got him to Goodwood !!!!
Have you had any contact with him of late, i must give him a bell soon.
One question that i think will be asked { know its been muted in the past}
is repo cars are run from time to time ie the Lancia D50 ect, does this
detract or add to the overall meeting.
Crothwaite and Gardiner have produced "new" pre-war cars from time to time
whats your thoughts on this ?
For me personally i love to see them as how else would we be able to
appreciate such beasts !!
Again thanks for the piccies
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David, the Owlett is a Frazer Nash but agree that it is very entertaining. I saw it in the wet at the VSCC Pomeroy trophy last year.

Thanks for the pictures by the way!

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Thanks for the photos, I have realised that Iam way overdue for a return visit.....
 

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Thanks for the correction Pete, I was working from very shakey memory and lack of knowledge!

In answer to Tifosi and Mac;

Like you Tif, I hadn't been to the Revival for quite a few years having previously been about 8 times in 12 years, I think the rest from it had some pros and cons. If you go frequently there is no doubt you get a bit jaundiced by seeing a lot of the same cars each year so it was good to have a break away from it, on the other hand coming back to it emphasised just how varied the cars on offer are. To see the Mercs and A-Us, the areoplanes, Malcolm Campbell's K3, Can Am and Indianapolis cars as well as all the usual races illustrates what a great meeting this is.

One aspect that was obvious since my last visit was just how much more corporate and exclusive parts of the event are. There are even more areas restricted to the "in crowd" and loads more blatant commercial displays. You just have to shut your eyes to this and get out of the meeting what appeals to you.

There are loads of what I call "Goodwood Spec" cars racing with substantial restoration and non-period modifications and in quite a few cases re-creations by specialist companies as Mac has mentioned. I don't have a problem with the re-creations as long as they aren't passed off as something they are not and of course it is great to have the opportunity to see them on track. I have a slight problem with the "Goodwood Spec" cars where you have a car performing way beyond its original performance and beating cars that it would have been left behind by in period.

Mac, I spoke to Dave Jone recently he is busy with some interesting things as you say it would have been great to have winkled him out from Blackpool for the Revival, maybe another year?

A few more of my pictures to show the diversity of what was on offer.























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More great pictures David. Thanks so much for sharing!
Due to a lack of funds, we've not been for about 5 years, so really lap up whatever is on the Web or TV.
I'm quite fortunate that about 25 years ago I was at a trackday with Mithril racing, and drove around Goodwood in a Audi80GT and a FF2000. That was fun as it had amazing grip due to being shod on what appeared to be F3 tyres! I eventually was black flagged as i got carried away and did rather more laps in the single seater than I ought to have. Good job I knew where the reset button was for the telltale on the rev counter!
 

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Great photos as usual David. I am always impressed by the quality of your work which, I presume are taken from crowded public areas and they rival professional stuff taken with the privilege of a press pass.

I would agree with you that it is beneficial to take a break from the event now and again to appreciate exactly how good it is. We tend to go every other year now and just do one day instead of all three. We ignore stuff we have seen before and can concentrate on the actual racing, which remains superb, plus any new additions.

Corporate overkill is, unfortunately, part of the world we live in and I suppose it is the price we pay to have such wonderful events provided at a reasonable cost. I don't think the Revival is anywhere near as bad in this respect as the Festival Of Speed.

One incident that did amuse me occurred when we went for breakfast in the Spitfire Café - they had run out of bread rolls for the bacon and sausages. Apparently the delivery lorry had got stuck in traffic and arrived after the circuit opened. Because it was a modern vehicle they wouldn't let it into the circuit so they had to unload it outside the gates and carry the stuff in by hand. As the staff were explaining this a modern helicopter landed outside with its load of corporate guests. Apparently the rules about everything inside the circuit being pre 1966 don't apply to certain people.
 

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That's great. Thank you for the photos.
 

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I would have to say that I gave up on the Festival OS because the (b)ankers and corporate hostility meant that you could see bu$$er all in the public enclosures...

It would be a shame if the revival went the same way.
 

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QUOTE (SplitRim @ 1 Oct 2012, 10:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm quite fortunate that about 25 years ago I was at a trackday with Mithril racing, and drove around Goodwood in a Audi80GT and a FF2000. That was fun as it had amazing grip due to being shod on what appeared to be F3 tyres! I eventually was black flagged as i got carried away and did rather more laps in the single seater than I ought to have. Good job I knew where the reset button was for the telltale on the rev counter!

It sounds fun but Goodwood is a track I wouldn't want to crash on with the minimal grass run off areas. Unfortunately there was a fatality recently on a track day.

QUOTE (CMOTD @ 1 Oct 2012, 10:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Great photos as usual David. I am always impressed by the quality of your work which, I presume are taken from crowded public areas and they rival professional stuff taken with the privilege of a press pass.

I would agree with you that it is beneficial to take a break from the event now and again to appreciate exactly how good it is. We tend to go every other year now and just do one day instead of all three. We ignore stuff we have seen before and can concentrate on the actual racing, which remains superb, plus any new additions.

Corporate overkill is, unfortunately, part of the world we live in and I suppose it is the price we pay to have such wonderful events provided at a reasonable cost. I don't think the Revival is anywhere near as bad in this respect as the Festival Of Speed.

One incident that did amuse me occurred when we went for breakfast in the Spitfire Café - they had run out of bread rolls for the bacon and sausages. Apparently the delivery lorry had got stuck in traffic and arrived after the circuit opened. Because it was a modern vehicle they wouldn't let it into the circuit so they had to unload it outside the gates and carry the stuff in by hand. As the staff were explaining this a modern helicopter landed outside with its load of corporate guests. Apparently the rules about everything inside the circuit being pre 1966 don't apply to certain people.


Thank you for the kind remark, I do try and think quite carefully about each picture I take rather than just click away, mind you I never show the rejects.

Your comment about different rules for "them and us" is so true.

QUOTE (tifosi @ 1 Oct 2012, 17:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I would have to say that I gave up on the Festival OS because the (b)ankers and corporate hostility meant that you could see bu$$er all in the public enclosures...

It would be a shame if the revival went the same way.

I give the FoS a very wide berth as well due to the extreme over crowding. Fortunately at the Revival there is loads more room around the track and most of the (b)ankers don't walk more than 50 yards from their hospitality so leave the genuine enthusiast quite a bit of room trackside.

Just to give you all a laugh here are a couple of pictures of the Southend motley crew that went to Goodwood....


Myself and Derek Baker looking like a right couple of berks...


Paul Elliott doing his Bernd Rosemyer impression in the cut out display - a bit like the old seaside ones from years ago.

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QUOTE (David Lawson @ 2 Oct 2012, 03:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Myself and Derek Baker looking like a right couple of berks...



I though everyone knew that the Bucks come from Berks and the Berks from Bucks. Not Essex
 

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The photo of the Catalina flying boat back in post #13 jogged my memory of a laconic radio message attributed to a pilot engaged in Costal Command ... " Enemy sighted - please inform next of kin".
 
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