Goodwood Revival - the world's premier classic car event


Goodwood Revival - the world's premier classic car event

Thousands of visitors braved the elements to flock to the Goodwood Revival last weekend for the world's biggest historic race meeting.

Taking place at the Sussex motor racing circuit, racing cars built between 1948-1966 are only eligible to compete.

This isn't a glorified parade of classic cars, either, with many of the exotics of yesteryear driven in anger, with little regard to their immense values.

This year's Revival proved no different, with 146,000 attendees battling the rain to attend an event celebrating a number of different anniversaries.

Marking the 60th anniversary of the first Goodwood nine-hour event was a 90-minute race with classic cars from iconic racing marques Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati all racing wheel-to-wheel.

A particular highlight of the weekend was Saturday's Whitsun Trophy, which this year saw a celebration of 50 years of the Ford GT40 and a starting grid made up exclusively of the iconic Le Mans conquering race car, originally tested at the Goodwood circuit.

The event's long list of races saw a number of famous faces take to the wheel, including Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy, Red Bull's Christian Horner, as well as Nick Mason, Stirling Moss, Tiff Needell, Jean Alesi, Adrian Newey and Derek Bell.

BMW also celebrated 90 years of its Motorrad (motorcycle) division, and had classic models from across its brand portfolio, including the yellow Rolls-Royce from the Ingrid Bergman film of the same name.

If you missed the chance to attend this year's Goodwood Revival, tickets for the 2014 event will be available from January.

Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival