Here Are 33 Reasons To Daydream About The Goodwood Revival
Photography Courtesy of Goodwood Road & Racing
It seems like we’re still waiting for the next Goodwood Revival, even though just this past weekend the circuit roared to the sound of vintage machinery and their minders being put to the test. Goodwood Circuit has historically been where these racing cars were proven in period, so a bit of rain over the Revival didn’t provide less action—a few races were thrillers.
With representation from photographers and our editorial director at the Goodwood Revival, having just moved house I had the pleasure of staying dry but distant to the festivities. Still, I was very glad I carved hours from my weekend to watch the on-track action, specifically the Goodwood Trophy and the Madgwick Cup.
The Trophy was just glorious to behold, and the top three finishers may look typical on a results sheet: Calum Lockie in a Maserati 6CM, Matt Grist in an Alfa Romeo Tipo B, and Tom Dark in a Bugatti Type 73C, but the reality was far more exciting. Especially as the rains fell, the British ERA drivers were leagues ahead at times, with Mark Gillies way out in front before (it happens) his machine gave him concern. (He did claim the fastest lap in his 1934 ERA A-Type R3A, a 1’50”, however.)
Another race I enjoyed began with McLaren development driver Chris Goodwin leading the pack through a sighting lap to begin the rain-soaked Madgwick Trophy. Even though the race cars, consisting of many Lotus-Ford 23Bs and Elva-Ford Mk7s looked faster than the older machines of the Goodwood Trophy, the fastest lap was some five seconds slower.
Anyway, the drivers were flying around on (and off) the track, positions changed frequently, and racers were clearly deploying different lines around the course. The winner? Well, it was a clumsy final chicane and collision with a backmarker that decided this one…
We’ve selected our favorite photos from Goodwood’s official photographers for you here—there’s plenty more to come from the Revival. Which race did you enjoy the most at the Goodwood Revival?