REVIVAL CAR SHOW STARS
Few classic car shows match the diversity of Goodwood’s incredible spectator car park. From spindly vintage BNC cyclecars to raucous American Gassers, the eclectic range is a major attraction away from the racing and the ‘Over The Road’ vintage marketplace.
The event continues to attract overseas visitors, this year including a spectacular group of Facel Vegas that convoyed in on Friday morning. As well as HK500 and Facel II exotics, the Gallic rally included a host of Facellias and a stylish two-tone Ford Comète.
Sue Wright (below) is a Revival regular and recently swapped her Hillman Imp Californian for a 1963 Chevy Corvette. “We spotted it on holiday at the Bakersfield Hot Rod Reunion and had to have it,” she enthused. “It has had three lady owners from new and covered just 62,000 miles. My partner Dave went through the car mechanically, but we’ve kept it original, right down to the crossply white-band tyres. Other ’Vette owners are often critical of the crazed paint but we love it that way.”
Woodies always attract strong interest, none more so than Richard Meehan’s ’54 Austin A70 Hereford Countryman. “We found it near Le Mans in 1987 on a wet day at the 24 Hours,” said Meehan. “We just checked the internet to see if anything interesting was for sale locally and this popped up. An elderly collector was selling before moving to Madagascar. It was sold new to France and was used for shooting parties on a Tours estate. It’s really torquey and the perfect picnic car for Goodwood.”