The Goodwood Revival is, quite simply, an orgy of vintage racing. That photograph up there? That’s only a randomly- chosen from the video live-feed of the weekend’s racing, before we started writing this piece captured, plus it only occurs to depict some of racing’s best machines being driven at full-tilt. It is a quite amazing depiction of what the weekend holds. And you will see the whole thing right here, as it happens.
Whereas the likewise named Goodwood Festival of Speed that is held earlier in the year features the latest, most high tech go-fast machines the Revival is about the old school. Drawing more than 100,000 viewers, featuring the best racing cars built between the 1920s and the 1960s, and showcasing the driving talent of such stars as Brian Redman, Bobby Rahal, and Derek Bell, the Revival is perhaps the most natural environment to see classic Jaguars, Maseratis, Cobras, Ferraris, Astons, and more duke it out.
And duke it out they do. This really is no quiet, demure, Pebble Beach-fashion parade. This is all-out racing, friends that occurs precisely the same weekend as the Pebble Beach concours. Wheel-to-wheel, reddish-mist competition. Occasionally, priceless metal gets crunched, and everyone’s fine with that. You will not see Ferrari 250GTOs being kept in hermetically sealed bubbles here– you will see them on the racetrack, as Enzo and God intended.
Before you die, you have to make time. Until then, you can watch live video from the weekend right here. It’s the closest thing to being there.