Well that’s it for another year – the Goodwood Revival has come and gone for 2015. First of all, let’s start with a little look back at some of the many, many fine outfits put together this year. Who knows, you might even find yourself in the gallery!
A few concerns have been voiced in recent years that the whole fancy dress element has taken over the event to the detriment of the original festival of all that once was in motor racing. It is true that the nature of the event has changed and that it is now fundamentally a social occasion at which some lovely old aeroplanes and cars are present. But is that so wrong, when so many people among the record 149,000 attendees have got it so very right?
The fact is that most of the cars and all of the aircraft taking part in this year’s Revival can be seen at other events all summer long. It is Goodwood that makes it special, and it does so by encouraging everyone to feel part of the occasion. That can be no bad thing.
Yes, everyone was carrying a smartphone or tablet along with their fur stole or G.I. helmet – but that is the nature of life in 2015. On the plus side, it must have been a relief to many that silly stick-on moustaches were mercifully few, those who arrived dressed like hippies had a certain self-conscious look about them and almost any hint of training shoes or hoodies had been banished from the Goodwood Estate.
After four days on site, your correspondent was required to call in to Sainsbury’s to buy some milk. It was a harsh reintroduction to the modern world and made one wish that every day was a Revival day. So please enjoy the gallery and well done to everyone who was there. The S&G salutes your eye for detail and your relentless good cheer – it was a very happy place to be. So click on a picture and scroll through a lot of what you all got up to – and what the rest of you should be doing next year!
Chaps moving cars.
Some glamour on the flightline – and a random airman
Starting ’em young.
Well done, madam.
Back in the pits and cheering on their men.
Yarning about motor cars is a fine way to spend the day.
Out in the paddock, the detailing was amazing.
The patented Goodwood back scratching post was a popular addition
Shouty tea ladies!
Another handsome group eschewing the Swinging Sixties.
The public tunnel was a sight to see.
Another splendid young fellow enjoying his favourite vantage point.
Out in the wilds, one should always make an effort…
One of our favourite photos of the weekend here at the S&G.
Some girls do, some girls don’t.
Tweed aplenty over there.
A splendid little chap taking it in from the best seat in the house.
This little lot got properly into the swing of things.
Sometimes it’s hard to pay attention to the cars.
They also serve, who only sit and wait…
More team talk.
Our kind of reception at the S&G.
On the roof of the Aeroclub it can get a bit breezy.
Well done, you lot.
One or two fails but in general rather good.
Outside the Motor Show, everyone is getting in on the act.
Oh dear. Well, there’s always one…
A splendid luncheon location.
Last seen at Brooklands – one Uke or two?
Good cheer in the hospitality areas.
Some resplendent little ‘uns.
Dressed to the nines.
The look of…
More pitlane conversations – strategy or setup?
We can see you!
Rap star Eve brought sass and style
He fitted right in to the occasion
Getting in the party spirit
An exemplary display on the rooftop.
Atop the pits, the VIPs cream in for a view.
Photo opportunities abound
The little Bugatti was popular all weekend.
Out on the green behind the Assembly Area.
The VIP tunnel crowds are a vision of loveliness.
A more glamorous petrol station than most, I believe
Fifties pastel colours and white overalls… it’s not all tweed y’know!