Goodwood Revival 2019

Goodwood Revival 2019The Goodwood Revival this year had good weather, Friday was a bit cloudy but Saturday and Sunday were bright and sunny. The event gets better each year with a good crowd, pretty well most of whom get into the spirit of the Goodwood revival and came in period dress. This year there was a special treat for the military vehicle enthusiasts, because Goodwood was celebrating the 75th anniversary of D Day.Goodwood Revival 2019There was a very good selection of Military vehicles in attendance with everything from a bicycle to a Sherman tank. It was a good opportunity for members of the public who would never normally come into contact with WW2 Military vehicles to see how many survive and the type of vehicles that were used during the War.    Goodwood Revival 2019The parade around the motor racing circuit on Saturday and Sunday draw a lot of interest from the crowds.   Goodwood Revival 2019Most types of vehicles were represented which included some very interesting trucks and of course there was a good showing of Jeeps. Goodwood Revival 2019The Goodwood Revival is not just about vehicles and motor racing, There is so much more going on with bands and music of all types. You could spend the whole weekend dancing. There is Bettys salon, if your wife or girlfriend wanted a period hair style they could pop in and get an appointment. Lots of places to buy outfits and accessories, all this helps to make such a great atmosphere unequalled by any other event.   Goodwood Revival 2019Ian Hughes brought along his Sherman tank to the event which looked very impressive on the transporter.  Goodwood Revival 2019If you are lucky enough to arrive by helicopter or small aircraft, then members of the local MVT groups are on stand by to run you from the airfield to the entrance of the Goodwood revival. Mostly Jeeps and Weapons Carriers. It was a pity that there was only one British marked Jeep being used. would be nice to see more British vehicles on the airfield.  Goodwood Revival 2019As always a great display of aircraft from WW1 to WW2. there was an early air display in the mornings by a Spitfire and two Mustangs. The static display was also very impressive with a couple of C47’s, as well as trainers, spotter planes and some fighters.   Goodwood Revival 2019Another interesting aspect of the Goodwood revival are the motorcycle displays, most of the types used by the Military were there.  Goodwood Revival 2019And last but not least the cars, a fantastic line up of prewar Bentley’s some with Brooklands histories. AC Cobras, Corvettes, Minis and a wealth of other racing cars. All in all a most enjoyable event.