With so many amazing vehicles to see and admire, 45 minutes a day just wasn’t enough time to fully absorb and appreciate the sheer variety of cars. Among them is a line of ravishing Ferraris from the 50s and 60s, including a very scarce Vignale-bodied 166 Berlinetta and 212 Export drophead. They were dissected by an Aston Martin DB4 GTZ; what a convoy that must have been to see on the way to Goodwood.
Rows of beautiful post-war Rolls-Royce and Bentley models were also a sight to behold, as were at least four of the 99 Gordon Keeble GK1s built near Southampton in the early 1960s. Other notable cars included a few delightful post-war Delages, Bristols of virtually every model type, a number of elegant carriage-built Lancias, plus Spitfires galore of the out-of-bounds Triumph variant to complement the evocative displays of the Spitfires in the sky. In the equally captivating Tax-Free car park for younger classic vehicles, there were hordes of classic MGs, Porsches, Range Rovers and Jaguars. An exceptionally inconspicuous early Ford Fiesta seemed to evoke many smiles and “my mother had one of those” comments, while many intrigued foreign visitors were fascinated by an immaculate yellow Reliant Robin, the well-known tricycle launched here at Goodwood (using the racecourse facilities) almost 50 years ago in 1973!
Here’s a ‘best of’ gallery of photos taken on the hoof over the Revival weekend in the two classic car parks across the road to see what gems you may have missed.