A very wet start to the Goodwood Revival weekend did not dampen spirits although it did make the car park resemble a rally circuit. My own car almost got stuck resulting in some very careful planning on the best way to exit the car park without getting stuck.
Just like its sister event, the Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival seems to get better every year.
Very expensive classic and vintage cars and motorbikes were battling each other on the track, all being driven hard while the value of these vehicles seemed to have be forgotten by their drivers and riders - which makes very exciting and entertaining racing.
Every where you look in the paddock were rare and expensive cars. Rows of AC Cobra's, Ferrari's, Aston Martins, GT40's and more.
My attention being taken each time by the loud growl of some of the cars being moved around the paddock.
How about a mini paddock full of rare pedal cars?
Vintage aircraft had their own concours and we were treated to a very impressive air display.
Support vehicles were also stars in their own right with some very nice transporters and trucks on display.
Even the caterers vehicles were after my attention with some nice period vehicles and various types of food and drink.
Yes, that is a vintage Rolls Royce ice cream truck.
There is so much to see that I missed most of the track action, but did see the pace car is a lovely Mk2 Jaguar.
This year a mini Italy was very authentic thanks to many classic Fiat 500's, fake Italian buildings and the lovely smell of Italian food.
This years Motorshow was dominated by TVR with the launch of their new Griffith which received a lot of attention.
Cars from TVR history were also on display complete with pretty ladies who were also getting a lot of attention, just like a modern day motorshow.
Maybe its the skimpy 1960s fashion on the motorshow girls, but it felt a bit like a Carry on film. The Glamour Cabs added to this feeling.
Starting grid girls added some glamour to the track
Period buildings were created for the event and spectators are encouraged to dress in the style of the time. Apart from modern cameras and mobile phones being used it really does feel like stepping back in time.
Bonhams were there making dreams and breaking bank balances with the usual rare and exotic mix of cars and a unusual Land Rover.
Barn finds were on display in as found condition and Jaguar/Land Rover Heritage not only had a barn find E-type but a 'swamp' found early range Rover - nicknamed 'Swampy'
They also had some shiny vintage models on display too.
Maserati and Aston Martin both had modern and classic models on display within the Motorshow.
BMW had their own stand in the Motorshow too but also had their own display featuring some rare and beautiful machines from companies within their group.
If you have never been, make sure you do. You will not regret it.
For more information about the Goodwood Revival - https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/