Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Goodwood Revival 2017

September in the UK can only mean one thing for classic and vintage motorsport fans, the Goodwood Revival. The last big event of the year for many, the Revival is one of those events that you look forward to signing the season off with, and it never disappoints.

Tony Smith - 1960 Ferrari 246 Dino

Tony Smith – 1960 Ferrari 246 Dino

This year my access was restricted to being a paying punter rather than having media access, but a stroke of good fortune meant that I could borrow the much needed GRRC member paddock pass to get into the main paddock area. Whilst not essential to enjoy the event, the paddock pass means that for those willing to get up early there are opportunities to take some shots before the crowds arrive. It can also be a place to go and shelter from the bad weather, as well as take a breather from the crowds. Year on year it does feel like the Revival gets busier and busier, although it could equally be my tolerance for crowds just gets less and less.

If you have never been to the Goodwood Revival, imagine an event where (nearly) everyone goes to great lengths to dress up in period outfits, and a circuit where no expense is spared in making it as authentically in keeping with the 50’s and 60’s as possible. From the feature garage to the Ice Cream van, everything is given a lick of vintage imagination to set the mood. I’ve mentioned it previously, but those who don’t get dressed up are in the minority, and stand out as not being in the spirit of the event. From a photography point of view, these people create a challenge in their own right in the same way as the marshals who wear orange jackets do.

This year the weather was mixed, with blazing hot sunshine and thunderstorms being the story on all three days. The rain can lead to some interesting shots, but for me its the early mornings that work best when the light is just perfect and the crowds are smaller. The end of the day would usually be on the list of times to be in the paddock as well, but this year the late afternoon was overshadowed by the weather, with dark clouds and storms making it difficult to get any worthwhile shots.

Below are a selection of images from the 2017 Goodwood Revival, hopefully proving that media access is not necessarily required to capture the mood of the event. I did miss not being in the pit lane though. Maybe next year.

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Wolfgang Friedrichs - 1959 Aston Martin DBR4

Wolfgang Friedrichs – 1959 Aston Martin DBR4

Marc Devis and Martin OConnell - 1962 Jaguar E-Type FHC

Marc Devis and Martin OConnell – 1962 Jaguar E-Type FHC

Tony Smith - 1960 Ferrari 246 Dino

Tony Smith – 1960 Ferrari 246 Dino

Rory Henderson and Darren Turner - 1962 AC Cobra

Rory Henderson and Darren Turner – 1962 AC Cobra

Claudio Roddaro - 1958 Porsche 550A RS

Claudio Roddaro – 1958 Porsche 550A RS

Christian Glaesel and Gary Pearson - 1954 Maserati 250F

Christian Glaesel and Gary Pearson – 1954 Maserati 250F

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50

Vincent Gaye and Anthony Reid - 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Vincent Gaye and Anthony Reid – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Oliver Bryant - 1964 AC Cobra

Oliver Bryant – 1964 AC Cobra

Christopher Wilson and Gregor Fisken - 1965 AC Cobra

Christopher Wilson and Gregor Fisken – 1965 AC Cobra

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50

Federico Buratti - 1950 Ferrari 125/166

Federico Buratti – 1950 Ferrari 125/166

Zollie Birch and Chris Ward - 1965 Ford GT40

Zollie Birch and Chris Ward – 1965 Ford GT40

Philip Walker and Mike Jordan - 1965 Ford GT40

Philip Walker and Mike Jordan – 1965 Ford GT40

Atmosphere

Craig Davies and Jason Plato - 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

Craig Davies and Jason Plato – 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

Nigel Webb - 1952 Jaguar C-Type

Nigel Webb – 1952 Jaguar C-Type

Federico Buratti - 1950 Ferrari 125/166

Federico Buratti – 1950 Ferrari 125/166

Wolfgang Friedrichs and Simon Hadfield - 1962 Aston Martin Project 212

Wolfgang Friedrichs and Simon Hadfield – 1962 Aston Martin Project 212

Urs Muller - 1938 Maserati 6CM

Urs Muller – 1938 Maserati 6CM

1963 Lola Mk6 GT Ford

1963 Lola Mk6 GT Ford

Bill Shepherd and Andrew Jordan - 1963 AC Cobra

Bill Shepherd and Andrew Jordan – 1963 AC Cobra

Tony Smith - 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

Tony Smith – 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

Tony Smith - 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

Tony Smith – 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

Philip Walker and Mike Jordan - 1965 Ford GT40

Philip Walker and Mike Jordan – 1965 Ford GT40

Bill Shepherd and Andrew Jordan - 1963 AC Cobra

Bill Shepherd and Andrew Jordan – 1963 AC Cobra

Ecurie Ecosse 1951 Jaguar XK120

Ecurie Ecosse 1951 Jaguar XK120

Ecurie Ecosse

Ecurie Ecosse

Anthony Bamford - Lancia D50 Recreation

Anthony Bamford – Lancia D50 Recreation

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50

Sam Thomas - 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Sam Thomas – 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

David Franklin and Frank Stippler - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

David Franklin and Frank Stippler – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50

Tony Smith - 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

Tony Smith – 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight

1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight

Craig Davies and Jason Plato - 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

Craig Davies and Jason Plato – 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

Bugatti Type 35

Bugatti Type 35

Tony Smith - 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

Tony Smith – 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

Joaquin Folch Rusinol and Nicholas Padmore - 1962 Jaguar E-Type

Joaquin Folch Rusinol and Nicholas Padmore – 1962 Jaguar E-Type

Shaun Lynn and Andrew Haddon - 1963 AC Cobra Le Mans Coupe

Shaun Lynn and Andrew Haddon – 1963 AC Cobra Le Mans Coupe

Richard Attwood - 1965 BRM P261

Richard Attwood – 1965 BRM P261

Tony Eckford Chris Beighton and Matt Neal - 1964 Sunbeam Lister Tiger

Tony Eckford Chris Beighton and Matt Neal – 1964 Sunbeam Lister Tiger

David Cottingham - 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

David Cottingham – 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

1954 Jaguar D-Type RSF301 XKD606

1954 Jaguar D-Type RSF301 XKD606

Christopher Wilson and Gregor Fisken - 1965 AC Cobra

Christopher Wilson and Gregor Fisken – 1965 AC Cobra

BMW 328

BMW 328

Chris MacAllister - 1955 Jaguar D-Type Long Nose

Chris MacAllister – 1955 Jaguar D-Type Long Nose

Beb Denson, Andrew Hall and Jamie McIntyre - 1963 Bizzarrini 5300GT

Beb Denson, Andrew Hall and Jamie McIntyre – 1963 Bizzarrini 5300GT

Ross Warburton and Alex Kapadia - 1962 Jaguar E-Type FHC

Ross Warburton and Alex Kapadia – 1962 Jaguar E-Type FHC

Zollie Birch and Chris Ward - 1965 Ford GT40

Zollie Birch and Chris Ward – 1965 Ford GT40

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50

Philip Walker and Mike Jordan - 1965 Ford GT40

Philip Walker and Mike Jordan – 1965 Ford GT40

Chris Woodgate - 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT

Chris Woodgate – 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50

Urs Muler and Arlette Muller - 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT

Urs Muler and Arlette Muller – 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT

Chris Woodgate - 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT

Chris Woodgate – 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT

Richard Attwood - 1965 BRM P261

Richard Attwood – 1965 BRM P261

Classic Team Lotus and Dan Collins - 1961 Lotus Climax 21

Classic Team Lotus and Dan Collins – 1961 Lotus Climax 21

Jason Yates - 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

Jason Yates – 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

Michael Gans and Andrew Wolfe - 1962 AC Cobra

Michael Gans and Andrew Wolfe – 1962 AC Cobra

John Ferris - 1938 Alta

John Ferris – 1938 Alta

Simon Hadfield and Joaquin Folch Rusinol - 1966 Ford GT40

Simon Hadfield and Joaquin Folch Rusinol – 1966 Ford GT40

Kubota Katsuaki - 1965 Lotus Ford 30

Kubota Katsuaki – 1965 Lotus Ford 30

Zollie Birch and Chris Ward - 1965 Ford GT40

Zollie Birch and Chris Ward – 1965 Ford GT40

Manuel Elicabe - 1955 Maserati A6GCS

Manuel Elicabe – 1955 Maserati A6GCS

Chris Woodgate - 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT

Chris Woodgate – 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT

Karsten Le Blanc - 1955 Austin Healey 100S

Karsten Le Blanc – 1955 Austin Healey 100S

Maserati

Maserati

Vincent Gaye and Anthony Reid - 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Vincent Gaye and Anthony Reid – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Frederick Wakeman and Patrick Blakeney Edwards - 1963 Lister Jaguar Coupe

Frederick Wakeman and Patrick Blakeney Edwards – 1963 Lister Jaguar Coupe

1953 Jaguar C-Type

1953 Jaguar C-Type

Clive Joy and Norman Nato - 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Clive Joy and Norman Nato – 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Shaun Lynn - 1965 Ford GT40

Shaun Lynn – 1965 Ford GT40

Vincent Gaye and Anthony Reid - 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Vincent Gaye and Anthony Reid – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Olivier Ellerbrock and Christian Glasel - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Olivier Ellerbrock and Christian Glasel – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Olivier Ellerbrock and Christian Glasel - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Olivier Ellerbrock and Christian Glasel – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Olivier Ellerbrock and Christian Glasel - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Olivier Ellerbrock and Christian Glasel – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Tony Best - 1960 Ferrari 246 Dino

Tony Best – 1960 Ferrari 246 Dino

Rory Henderson and Darren Turner - 1962 AC Cobra

Rory Henderson and Darren Turner – 1962 AC Cobra

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50

Christian Dumolin, Alain de Cadanet and Christophe Van Riet - 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

Christian Dumolin, Alain de Cadanet and Christophe Van Riet – 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

1954 Jaguar D-Type RSF301 XKD606

1954 Jaguar D-Type RSF301 XKD606

Ross Warburton and Alex Kapadia - 1962 Jaguar E-Type FHC

Ross Warburton and Alex Kapadia – 1962 Jaguar E-Type FHC

1963 Lola Mk6 GT Ford

1963 Lola Mk6 GT Ford

Joaquin Folch Rusinol and Nicholas Padmore - 1962 Jaguar E-Type

Joaquin Folch Rusinol and Nicholas Padmore – 1962 Jaguar E-Type

Sean Danaher and Calum Lockie - 1938 Maserati 6CM

Sean Danaher and Calum Lockie – 1938 Maserati 6CM

Anthony Ditheridge and John Ure - 1936 Parnell MG

Anthony Ditheridge and John Ure – 1936 Parnell MG

Lawrence Auriana and Joe Colasacco - 1965 Ferrari 1512

Lawrence Auriana and Joe Colasacco – 1965 Ferrari 1512

Christopher Wilson and Gregor Fisken - 1965 AC Cobra

Christopher Wilson and Gregor Fisken – 1965 AC Cobra

ERA

Jaguar C-Type

Jaguar C-Type

GTO Engineering - Ferrari 250 GT SWB

GTO Engineering – Ferrari 250 GT SWB

Sam Thomas - 1958 Lister Knobbly

Sam Thomas – 1958 Lister Knobbly

Richard Meins and Rob Huff - 1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC

Richard Meins and Rob Huff – 1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC

Niall Dyer and Sam Wilson - 1955 Maserati 250F

Niall Dyer and Sam Wilson – 1955 Maserati 250F

Anthony Bamford - Lancia D50 Recreation

Anthony Bamford – Lancia D50 Recreation

Steve Boultbee Brooks - 1955 Aston Martin DB3S

Steve Boultbee Brooks – 1955 Aston Martin DB3S

Steve Tillack - 1954 Lancia D50

Steve Tillack – 1954 Lancia D50