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History on wheels: The best from the 2016 Goodwood Revival

History on wheels: The best fr...
Highlights from the 2016 Goodwood Revival
Highlights from the 2016 Goodwood Revival
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Alfa-Romeos and Volkswagens on the lawn at Goodwood 
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Alfa-Romeos and Volkswagens on the lawn at Goodwood 
Porsche and Mini are two of the most recognisable shapes in the motoring world
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Porsche and Mini are two of the most recognisable shapes in the motoring world
The Lotus 43 BRM, sitting in a classic garage to match its gorgeous paint job
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The Lotus 43 BRM, sitting in a classic garage to match its gorgeous paint job
It's not just the cars that look old at Goodwood, the staff get into the spirit too
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It's not just the cars that look old at Goodwood, the staff get into the spirit too
Some of the classics on the move at the 2016 Goodwood Revival
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Some of the classics on the move at the 2016 Goodwood Revival
Leyland mightn't be around anymore, but its buses made an appearance at the Goodwood Revival
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Leyland mightn't be around anymore, but its buses made an appearance at the Goodwood Revival
Aston Martin featured prominently in this year's Goodwood Revival
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Aston Martin featured prominently in this year's Goodwood Revival
Modern F1 cars can't match the classics for sheer visual drama
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Modern F1 cars can't match the classics for sheer visual drama
The Revival is meant to be a throwback to a bygone era of motoring, from the cars to the clothes
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The Revival is meant to be a throwback to a bygone era of motoring, from the cars to the clothes
The Ferrari 250 GTO was produced between 1962 and 1964
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The Ferrari 250 GTO was produced between 1962 and 1964
Highlights from the 2016 Goodwood Revival
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Highlights from the 2016 Goodwood Revival
The revival paid tribute to Jack Brabham with a selection of classic F1 cars
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The revival paid tribute to Jack Brabham with a selection of classic F1 cars
The Revival runs in September every year
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The Revival runs in September every year
Goodwood hosts the Revival every year, and has positioned it as a classic alternative to the Festival of Speed
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Goodwood hosts the Revival every year, and has positioned it as a classic alternative to the Festival of Speed
Jaguar E-Types on the grid at the Goodwood Revival
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Jaguar E-Types on the grid at the Goodwood Revival
Even the garages are given the retro treatment at the Goodwood Circuit
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Even the garages are given the retro treatment at the Goodwood Circuit
Alfa-Romeo is making a comeback to the sport sedan world, but this is where it started 
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Alfa-Romeo is making a comeback to the sport sedan world, but this is where it started 
Even though the weather wasn't great, attendance at the Revival was strong
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Even though the weather wasn't great, attendance at the Revival was strong
This Aston Martin Project 212 is a regular fixture at the Revival
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This Aston Martin Project 212 is a regular fixture at the Revival
Ferraris of all shapes and sizes made an appearance at the Revival
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Ferraris of all shapes and sizes made an appearance at the Revival
The Jaguar E-Type got bulkier over its model life, but it's still a gorgeous car
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The Jaguar E-Type got bulkier over its model life, but it's still a gorgeous car
The cars might be priceless, but the drivers don't hold back at Goodwood 
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The cars might be priceless, but the drivers don't hold back at Goodwood 
A little peek under the skin of yet another classic at Goodwood
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A little peek under the skin of yet another classic at Goodwood
They might not be old enough to drive, and they might not appreciate the classics just yet, but even kids can get into the Revival 
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They might not be old enough to drive, and they might not appreciate the classics just yet, but even kids can get into the Revival 
There's more than just cars on display at the Goodwood Revival 
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There's more than just cars on display at the Goodwood Revival 
There's more than just cars on display at the Goodwood Revival 
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There's more than just cars on display at the Goodwood Revival 
Rolls-Royce has its headquarters at Goodwood, so the Revival is right at its doorstep
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Rolls-Royce has its headquarters at Goodwood, so the Revival is right at its doorstep
This Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe was presented by the company itself
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This Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe was presented by the company itself
A gaggle of GT40s on display 
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A gaggle of GT40s on display 
The cars on display at Goodwood aren't garage queens
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The cars on display at Goodwood aren't garage queens
These Austin A35s are all mechanically identical, making the racing fast and furious
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These Austin A35s are all mechanically identical, making the racing fast and furious
An Austin hammering around the track at Goodwood
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An Austin hammering around the track at Goodwood
A Ferrari 250GT SWB at the Goodwood Revival 
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A Ferrari 250GT SWB at the Goodwood Revival 
Ferraris running side-by-side with Aston Martins at the Goodwood Revival 
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Ferraris running side-by-side with Aston Martins at the Goodwood Revival 
American muscle cars rubbing shoulders with British sports cars
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American muscle cars rubbing shoulders with British sports cars
The view from here is one most people will ever get to see
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The view from here is one most people will ever get to see
There were Lotuses rubbing shoulders with Brabhams and Elvas in the Madgwick Cup
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There were Lotuses rubbing shoulders with Brabhams and Elvas in the Madgwick Cup
A classic World Sportscar Championship racer during the Madgwick Cup
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A classic World Sportscar Championship racer during the Madgwick Cup
A Leyland Routemaster on the line at the Goodwood Revival
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A Leyland Routemaster on the line at the Goodwood Revival
There was action on two wheels and four at Goodwood
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There was action on two wheels and four at Goodwood
The 1961 Ford Thunderbird Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
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The 1961 Ford Thunderbird Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
The Jaguar E-Type remains one of the world's most beautiful cars
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The Jaguar E-Type remains one of the world's most beautiful cars
There's a clear link between the design of these classic Aston Martins and their more modern brethren
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There's a clear link between the design of these classic Aston Martins and their more modern brethren
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A Ferrari 330 GTO pokes its head out of the crowd
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A Ferrari 330 GTO pokes its head out of the crowd
A Jaguar E-Type and Ford GT40 on display at the Goodwood Revival 
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A Jaguar E-Type and Ford GT40 on display at the Goodwood Revival 
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Hot on the heels of the Goodwood Festival of Speed comes one of the world's best classic car festivals. Rather than following the motor show norm and putting priceless classics on rotating plinths, the Goodwood Revival sees those priceless classics running flat out around a track. It's not just the cars putting on a good old fashioned show, even the crowds get dressed up in their ritziest retro clothes. Here's a look at the highlights from this roaring throwback to the glory days of motor racing.

E-Type extravaganza

The Jaguar E-Type remains one of the world's most beautiful cars
The Jaguar E-Type remains one of the world's most beautiful cars

This wouldn't be a British celebration of classic motoring without an appearance from at least one E-Type. Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the E-Type remains a timeless piece of design. Even Enzo Ferrari fell for its charms, labelling it the "most beautiful car in the world."

Vehicles great and small

A Leyland Routemaster on the line at the Goodwood Revival
A Leyland Routemaster on the line at the Goodwood Revival

The E-Type might be beautiful, but it's not the only British icon capable of turning heads. This 1957 Leyland Routemaster, which usually lives at the London Bus Museum, was one of just four prototypes created to test the design set to replace the aging fleet of electric trolleybuses running around London streets.

The bus was initially used on Route 8, before being retired from public service and put to work as a driver training vehicle in late 1959. After four years as a trainer, the bus was used as a spare parts box for one of the other early Leyland prototypes, before being repaired and overhauled in 1965.

SLT 58 was picked up by the London Bus Museum in 1974, where it was restored by a team of volunteers in 2003/2004.

Simplify, then add Lotus

The Lotus 43 BRM, sitting in a classic garage to match its gorgeous paint job
The Lotus 43 BRM, sitting in a classic garage to match its gorgeous paint job

When it comes to old-fashioned racing glamour and drama, it's impossible to forget about Formula 1. This 1966 Lotus 43 BRM was piloted by Jim Clark, who won two world championships before he was killed during an F2 race at Hockenheim in 1968.

Clark might have been a wizard behind the wheel, but even he could only manage one win behind the wheel of the 43 BRM in 1966. Powered by a heavy, unreliable BRM P75 H16 engine, the car never reached the same heights as its legendary predecessor.

In spite of its foibles, the little Lotus does have one claim to fame. It remains the only sixteen-cylinder car to ever win a grand prix, a record that's unlikely to be broken in the current tightly regulated era of turbocharging and downsizing.

There's plenty more good stuff where this came from. Check out the 2016 Goodwood Revival photo gallery to enjoy more classic metal.

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