Report #6: Goodwood Revival 2022 (OMG!)
I have no expectation that most of you will get beyond this sentence as this post is for my fellow car and motorcycle freaks. In this context, there can never be enough verbiage or pictures. The Goodwood Revival 2022 was an OMG event. What’s more, it was an unexpected OMG event as I put it on our itinerary only as a “why not?” replacement for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the acclaimed hill climb event that we couldn’t make.
The Revival is held on Lord Richmond’s estate, known simply as Goodwood. It is one of the centers of early British racing, holding acclaimed sports car and formula races on its race course up till 1966. Today, its huge grass-covered pastures hold one of the world’s largest, foremost classic car events all done in period —everything from the cars to clothes to buildings food is done in the style(?) of the 30’s/40’s/50’s/60’s/70’s — hence the name Revival. At first I wasn’t too thrilled with the costume nature of the event — who wants to dress up? I just want to see the cars and bikes! I was wrong, totally wrong, as the dress-up and make-up and play-up make this event one of the all time best things we’ve done.
No more words, here’s the pictures: the event, the people, and the cars/bikes.
SPECIAL BONUS SECTION – WE VISIT THE MORGAN FACTORY!
Three days after Goodwood, we travel 200 miles north to Great Malvern to visit the Morgan Motor factory. We take the factory tour, have High Tea, and spend an hour driving a new Morgan Plus Four. Good, very very good: )
Tomorrow we begin the week-long journey back home. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
Bravo, Fred and Karen!
Great pictures. If only the IoM TT and the Goodwood Revival were in successive weeks…
The green racer #21 is a Lotus 15, I think.
I would love to spend the day at the Morgan factory in the shop.
Thanks for sharing.! Morgan’s are cool
And so are you guys
Safe trip home
OMG indeed! But I’m trying to figure out if this is missing something I wanted to see …. like maybe the inside of a cathedral? ….guess not! And to think this was a SECOND choice on your original itinerary!
Happy travels home!
Steve and Teri
Absolutely stunning cars. Can’t comprehend how they’re able to stop those bikes with drum brakes considering the weight of their steel balls.
Awesome write up and photos! Very disappointing that you thought that beautiful Lambretta was a Vespa, however.
Glad to see you two out having fun!