RE­VIVAL CAR SHOW STARS

Classic Sports Car - - Goodwood Revival 2018 -

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.”

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