The event wasn’t just about the racing, though. Upon arrival, each visitor was assigned to a school house, where spectators and drivers attempted to gain points for their respective house. Each of the houses was headed by a racing legend; Nicolas Minassian for the Aubigny house, Anthony Reid for Methuen, Emanuele Piro for Torboloton and Jochen Mass for Darnley. Drivers won points for their house through triumphs on the track, and spectators participated in fun games and challenges such as a tug-of-war, egg and spoon race and cake decorating. After a weekend of challenges and competitions, the winning house was Anthony Reid’s Methuen.
Each visitor I spoke with agreed how refreshing and wonderful the event was, and how lovely it was to not have to battle through the crowds. The Revival, although very crowded, has its own air of magic about the meeting—the feeling of time-travelling to the '40s and '50s is one that would be hard matched to any other event in the UK or even the world for that matter. However, the 72nd Members’ Meeting had it’s own very special effect on those who attended. I saw drivers on edge, nervously fidgeting as they awaited their driver change, children attempting to eat cakes with the added help of their nose and chin, and hundreds of faces pan these beautiful historic racing cars through the blur of yellow daffodils. It was certainly a weekend that I and the other visitors shall easily remember.