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As usual there was so much to see at the Goodwood Revival Meeting. I went on Friday and Saturday and I am recovering today from the extreme heat and early morning starts.

This was the first year I went in costume and to walk around Goodwood all day in a tweed jacket, waistcoat and trilby proves I either enjoyed being part of the show or that I am insane.

For me the cars are the stars but it was nice to see people in the paddock such as Carroll Shelby (still in dungerees) and Bob Bondurant as well as so many other drivers from the last forty odd years.

Here are a few pictures I took of the event, there were so many wonderful cars that I could get up close to and examine and certainly it is impossible to choose what to include here - therefore this is a bit of a random selection.


Sussex Trophy.


One of the three Daytona Cobras racing this weekend.


Goodwood Trophy.


Derek Bell in a Jaguar D type


I wore this in 80+ degree temperatures!


Chichester Cup.


Airfield


Paddock


Dads Army display


Gearbox repairs


Rob Walker Ferraris.

The Southend Slot Racing Club contingent of myself, Joel Thura, Derek Baker, Chris Pomeroy as well as my partner and her sister all had a great time and are already planning next years trip.

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Fantastic, David! Thanks very much for those. I actually took the digital, only to find the batteries were flat.
And bless me- I missed the P68!
But there was SO much to see, although I have to admit Tony Jardine nearly stole the show in his Austin A35. And I was stuck in traffic when Dr Pea was parading his Indy Cooper. Did anyone manage to hook up with Mr TSRF?
 

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Excellent David.......I really must try to get there next year, superb photographs.

Is that the P68 lying low behind the Alfa?....

I have managed to to persude my wife that it would be a very nice day out and a jolly little run for the Healey, as for clothes, I'm sure Mrs. H could be enticed to knock up a tank top or two , how about arranging a Slot Forum gathering?...seems a fair few are interested.

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Howmet - You can't have been a boy scout if you didn't have spare batteries! The P68 was in the Jack Brabham parade and it was parked with the Brabhams, Indy Cooper, Dirt Track racer etc.

Alan - I bet there were a good number of slot racers/Slotforum people there and it would be easy to arrange a meet up at a specified day/time perhaps at the large cafe next to the airfield - loads of room and reasonably priced food.

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Gorgeous Mustang!!
I mean the one with the propeller on the front!!

Sometimes the cars must take a back seat as it were..but only sometimes...and not for long!

Many thanks David


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if and when i meet up with any forum members DO NOT mention goodwood!!!! i booked my b&b three months in advance, paid £70.00 quid for tickets, got to the b&b friday night, had a good nights sleep ready for sat and sunday, had my morning meal and stepped out of the door , the lady owner asked if i would like to pay her as i was only booked for 1 evening!!!! she had cocked up the booking and let my room to someone else, ill sort another room out when i get back from saturdays racing i thought. met up with Mark Gussin, Howard Frank and Russ, had a great time in good company, racing over, at 5-30 i started to look for a room for the night in Bognor, what a hope!! with Goodwood a sell out there was nothing to be had anywhere, b&b,s hotel,s pub,s nothing, 8-30 i decided to home, id had enough, just befor setting off home i had a call from my daughter saying there was someone wanting to veiw my bungalow,{its for sale} on sunday morning, oh well the weekend will not be a compleat washout, got home 12.30, sunday morning cleaned the place up ready for the veiwing, the buggers did not turn up!!! so DO NOT mention Goodwood mac p
 

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QUOTE (howmet tx @ 5 Sep 2004, 20:43)But there was SO much to see, although I have to admit Tony Jardine nearly stole the show in his Austin A35.
Well today Rae Davies in the same A35 did steal the show! It was a fantastic feeling as the entire crowd cheered as one as he overtook the leading Mk1 Jag around the outside of Woodcote.

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You're right Mark the cars have to compete with so many other wonderful pieces of machinery at Goodwood, this Thunderbolt must have had the biggest engine of anything there.

The display of Spitfires, Mustang and the Thunderbolt as well as the Battle of Britain flight were brilliant.



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Sorry Mac. Into each life a little rain must fall...
Not that there was much of that at Gooders.

Last word to aeroplane freaks- The DeHaviland Dragons(?)! Magnificent! Wafting in over the circuit like great big beautiful balsa wood kits! Did anyone take a ride?
 

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Great photos David. I was there on the Friday took four rolls of film - off to the developers today.

I have heard a nasty rumour on another discussion forum that some inebriated twat set of the extinguisher in an F1 Brabham! If it is true I suspect that the access to the cars in the paddock may not be as easy as it was this year.

Anyone know how the Tatra did in its race?

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QUOTE I am recovering today from the extreme heat
Wish we'd had some of that at Oulton Park last weekend!

Superb photos as always David


Did I spy an ERA in there? Hope you got your reference shots for the model.

And well done to snappy snaps too - looks like a super quick quality turn around on the prints!

 

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Tatra?

Came stone bonk last I think!.

Looked ugly...very ugly indeed...and it deserved last place!!!!.

MY EYES MY EYES!!!!.........

Anyone KNOW how the guy was in the 2nd to last race? with the long stoppage?.
Looked pretty bad, considering the car had to be cut in two to release him.

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It came in 18th out of 22, so it wasn't last! A further 6 cars didn't qualify/race for various reasons so the Tatra didn't do so badly. It wasn't the prettiest car out there I will grant you that but it was entered by a friend, hence my asking where it came.

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QUOTE Did anyone manage to hook up with Mr TSRF?

Hi Howmet,

I caught up with him just after his Cooper had broke its gearbox (See my post on the other goodwood thread). He was really disappointed but it was still good to catch up.



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QUOTE (MrNDudman @ 6 Sep 2004, 13:53)Anyone KNOW how the guy was in the 2nd to last race? with the long stoppage?.
Looked pretty bad, considering the car had to be cut in two to release him.
Neil

Just saw this posted elsewhere;

"In the early stages of the Glover Trophy race for 1.5-litre Grand Prix cars on the Sunday (Sept 5) of the Goodwood Revival, Christopher Smith from Kinver, West Midlands, suffered a substantial impact in his 1961 Lotus-Climax 18 at Madgwick corner. He fractured one ankle and broke the tibia of his other leg.

Chris, head of Westfield Sports cars, is a highly experienced driver having raced extensively since the 1960s.

The complex chassis structure of the Lotus's nose caused complications for the crew tasked with extracting Chris from the car, which took longer than expected (Racing was eventually restarted around 45 minutes later).

The hospital reports that Chris is comfortable and making good progress"

Mark
 
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