Goodwood Revival 2013 Pt 1: Car Run from Paris to England
It is very rare that I look forward to a 4:45 AM alarm call, but then it is not every day that champagne house Veuve Clicquot invites me to join their vintage car run from Paris to the Goodwood Revival meeting. The early start was necessary as the rally had an 11:00 AM launch from the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris and photographer Jonny Shears and I had to catch the first Eurostar train from London in order to be there in time.
Veuve Clicquot organizes the tour as part of its sponsorship of the Goodwood Revival but also has a long-standing relationship with motoring. The Duchess de Uzes, granddaughter of company founder, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot-Ponsardin, is not only credited as the first woman in France to hold a driver’s license but also went on to compete in motorsport. More recently, Veuve Clicquot has established a partnership with the most iconic brand in motorsport: Ferrari.