The Drive In Automotive
The Goodwood Revival 2014
How good it feels to be warm at home having roti canai and teh ais. Apologies if the updates were a stagnant the last 2 weeks. Well worth the sacrifice, as we were on a pilgrimage to the motoring haven that is “Goodwood Revival 2014” in the United Kingdom.
Nothing nice is collectively situated nearby each other in the UK. So in theory, the further it is, the better it gets. And 2+ hours driving sums up how good/far Goodwood Revival is. We were very lucky this year as clear blue skies over saw us on all three days unlike 2013’s wet and grey.
Goodwood Circuit is just one part of Lord March’s vast expanse of Sussex real-estate covering two world class golf courses, a beautiful horse track and an aerodrome which was used by the RAF during the world war. So if you love autos and vintages be prepared to walk, as at every corner you are rewarded by an era represented from the 1940s onwards.
Goodwood “Revival” brings back the auto beauties from yesteryear; be it cheap, expensive or rare, and puts them through their paces. You get to see vintages from all eras being driven like they were not meant to be and then crashed like it was your hard earned money. As a car lover, our hats come off to the participants as this is the next step after “appreciation”, which is “utilization”.
The crowd this year was 150,000 strong and many dressed vivaciously period. As usual a sea of exotic transports also filled the car park. So for the price of one you get to see an additional motor show apart from the one you paid for.
Now for some hard fought, long walked, adrenaline filled images of sheet metal at its finest.
And you have not even seen the road going versions yet
Your grandparents may have these parked some where, leaking and creaking
We thought that these were very rare to the sight. We were wrong, during the largest gathering of 30 Jaguar Ds in history. Driver: Nick Mason, Derek Bell and Andy Wallace
A 25 minute race for Malcolm Slayer's most memorable of designs.
In the pits, the crews work hard in between races fixing expensive track incidents with gaffa tape
Sometimes, the thumb is the most precise form of measurement for a multimillion dollar vintage racer
Our favourite 63 Lotus-Brm
Collin Chapman clearly left a mark on early GP racing
Formula 1 1950s
Not everyone stays awake after a long day of race events
Ferrari Museum's herald out of action after contact at The Chicane. Lotus 21 (behind) steals the show
With the pulp, like they used to
The Barry Sheene Memorial Throphy in action
Not everyone races
Not all bikes race too
More than 100 WW2 military vehicles on track parade
I dont think tanks have ever been on a racing circuit before, until now
23 Veterans from D-Day being paraded to a teary and patriotic crowd marking 70 years since Operation Overlord and 75 years since the Westhampnett farm was turned into RAF Westhampnett
The two remaining Lancasters in service graces the event
Our most favorite/memorable part of the entire event
Sir Stirling Moss, the living legend himself simply greeted us and offered to autograph his book for our Boss. And he asked countless times to make sure that the name was spelled correctly. "Because it may be different in Malaysia". No refrains, no queues, no fret... The grandeur of this 90yr old Giant is unmistakable, we were left so humbled
Really... how do you sum up Goodwood Revival 2014 in sentences? Could you?