For the past 20 years, Goodwood’s Festival of Speed has shown what they call the ‘Central Feature’ in front of Goodwood House. Usually, it’s a colossal, dramatic sculpture, and it’s almost always breathtaking. This year, the feature will be based on Bernie Ecclestone, so get ready for something sublime.
We’ve been talking about a rebirth of British sportscar legends TVR for, what, four years now? Two years ago we learned it would have a design by McLaren F1 (and nifty city car) designer Gordon Murray, and last year we learned it would be made of carbon fiber using Murray’s iStream novel carbon fiber construction…
Anytime people dress up old timey and show big guns around, I get nervous.
Sure, modern auto racing is great. But the Goodwood Revival is the stuff of dreams for people who appreciate classic cars and historic racing, and you don’t even have to be in the U.K. in order to watch it—the event will stream live on YouTube all weekend.
Yes, he even got this incredibly rare, super expensive, one of a kind 1953 Porsche a little sideways. Because it’s Chris Harris, and that’s just what he does.
Don the tweed and pomade. The Goodwood Revival is a living exhibit of Britain’s motoring past, but is this a positive for mechanical culture going forward, or an anchor keeping us navel gazing into the past?
Which parking lot is best parking lot? Goodwood Revival parking lot is best parking lot.
Is historic motor racing the best? Yes. Yes it is.
What are you doing right now? Staring at your computer, bored at work? Nah, son. I got something better for you right now, and it’s the Goodwood Revival Meeting livestream.
This weekend, I’m getting my full retro-immersion on to check out some British motorsports history, and modern reinventions of it. Period appropriate garb, British Racing Green, pomade, and the full line of Royal Enfield’s revised motorcycle lineup are on the menu at the 2015 Goodwood Revival.
Chris Goodwin already has it pretty great as McLaren's chief test driver. But what's more, is that Goodwin races a classic M1B that he bought with his dad at Goodwood. How's that for bonding?
Needless to say, I fell in love with the Austin A40 Farina at first sight.
I only had vague memories about this car, but thanks to Goodwood, now I want to race one more than I want a brioche con pistacchio for breakfast tomorrow, and the day after.
The Goodwood Revival is the best car event in the world, and I was lucky enough to be there. Next year, you should make the trip too to Sussex wearing something nice, because the cars, oh, the cars, are simply unreal.
This GIF was handcrafted for you at 37,000 feet doing 487 mph with an outside temperature of -72 ºF.
I know it's a terrible video, still, I'm not going to help by giving you the list of participants. Happy guessing!
Until it exists.
Safety belt? What safety belt?