‘the only event we go to’

Why clas­sic own­ers bring their Sun­day best for Good­wood’s pre-’76 car show-within-a-show

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

You’d be for­given for never mak­ing it past the Re­vival’s pre-1976 car park. With 3500 ve­hi­cles, it’s a great se­lec­tion of clas­sics that re­flects the show’s truly in­ter­na­tional ap­peal.

High­lights in­cluded a one-make dis­play area ded­i­cated to clas­sic Jaguars, with up­wards of 300 pris­tine cars, all driven in, on dis­play. Plenty of the en­trants were up for sale, too – it was hard not to tempted by the pris­tine Jaguar MkIX driven by two Ger­man friends from Ham­burg, which was be­ing ad­ver­tised on the field for £35k.

De­spite a strict 40 years-plus re­mit, a cou­ple of more mod­ern clas­sics man­aged to sneak in. Friday’s show­ing was im­pres­sive, but was matched by Saturday and Sun­day, de­spite the in­clement weather on the for­mer.

Rikkert Lee­man, who drove his 1986 Porsche 911 Car­rera from Antwerp, summed up the Re­vival spirit per­fectly. He says: ‘It’s the only Bri­tish event we go to, but we do it ev­ery year be­cause it’s su­perb.

‘Not only do we love the rac­ing but the at­mos­phere and the pe­riod cos­tumes make it feel very dif­fer­ent to other shows. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.’

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