I have a new life goal and that is to race a couple of laps around the Goodwood Circuit in something old and fast. After, of course, I get better at driving. And racing. And gain more courage. Like, a ton more courage.
A few weeks before I departed for the 2017 Goodwood Revival, held annually in early September, I reached out to friends and contacts in the UK. “Marvelous!” they all said. “Do you have your outfits picked out?” Because you can’t just go to the Revival in jeans or whatever crap it is we wear in 2017—you’d stick out…
The Goodwood Revival, counterpart to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, is all about vintage cars, as its name describes. Held over the course of three days at the Goodwood Circuit instead of on Charles Gordon-Lennox, the 11th Duke of Richmond’s driveway, the Revival brings the iconic race cars of the 1920s through the…
Whenever something awesome and weird gets unveiled in Europe, our first burning question is always: will it come to the U.S.? Lots of reasons, from the costs of federalizing to our standards and sales viability, keep cool cars out of our market. It’s really quite miserable to watch the lights from across the water.…
TVR is coming back, you guys. This is the latest teaser image for it. And you know what? It kind of looks like a McLaren 720S. This is not a bad thing.
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.