This year's Goodwood Revival is featuring the world's most valuable car collection, including 15 Ferrari 250 GTOs worth £300m
15 September 2012

This weekend’s Goodwood Revival 2012 has opened its doors revealing some of the most exclusive classics seen in the UK this year. Organisers say the cars are worth a combined £600m, making it the world’s most valuable collection of cars.

This year’s event is playing hose to the Shelby Cup, to celebrate 50 of the AC Cobra. The single-make event is in tribute to the man responsible for the iconic model, Carroll Shelby who died earlier this year.

Other on-track parades and demonstrations include the Silver Arrows of Mercedes and Auto Union and a celebration of 50 years of the Ferrari 250 GTO.

Goodwood is also celebrating the life of F1, Indy Car and NASCAR legend, Dan Gurney with a ‘Dan Gurney for president’ campaign and 24 of is most famous racers.

Racing drivers past and present will be competiting on-track, including rally great, Rauno Aaltonen, ex-grand prix stars, Jochen Mass, Derek Bell, Desire Wilson and Jackie Oliver, and touring car stars Gordon Shedden, Anthony Reid and John Cleland.

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15 September 2012

...like I said on the previous post, no one has bothered to reply (in over eight hours) because there is just no interest amongst the majority of Autocar readers. Most are too busy stroking their dashboard plastics or working out their BIK to trouble themselves with these old clunkers. Speaking for myself, I had a vey good time at Goodwood today and hope to tomorrow as well.

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17 September 2012

My first Goodwood revival, LOVED it! 

Will definitely be back next year. 

For me, though, the highlight wasn't what was on the track - it was the classics in the car park. Next year, I spend TWO hours getting back to our car, not one! 

cheers

Myk

17 September 2012

I can't believe it was my first time too. It certainly won't be my last - I had an absolute ball!

evanstim wrote:

For me, though, the highlight wasn't what was on the track - it was the classics in the car park. Next year, I spend TWO hours getting back to our car, not one! 

Funnily enough, I took so long wandering randomly around the car parks -  looking at not only the classics but some of the exotic machinery in the main car park - that I completely lost where I'd put my own car and had to wander about like a lost sheep.

17 September 2012

Searching car parks for a lost car is now a nightmare of the past for me. (Done that @ Heathrow LT parks many yrs ago)

Purchase the Ionroad app - and you will be guided back to where you last parked your car.

http://www.ionroad.com/

Missed Goodwood Revival this year much to my sorrow.

Malo Mori Quam Foedari

Myk

18 September 2012

I know, I know Leslie.  I've never lost my car before, and I always pay attention to where it is in airport carparks etc.  It was just that I was so wrapped up looking at cars when I first parked that I didn't pay enough attention to where I was, and then on the way out I wandered around looking at the machinery so much I lost my bearings.  My saving grace was a bright yellow Ferrari 308 GTB that I remembered as being a couple of rows away from my car on the way in.

RPrior wrote:

Searching car parks for a lost car is now a nightmare of the past for me. (Done that @ Heathrow LT parks many yrs ago)

Purchase the Ionroad app - and you will be guided back to where you last parked your car.

http://www.ionroad.com/

Thanks for this.  I'll download it and have a look.  I know someone who is perpetually losing their car, so this will come in handy for them.

15 September 2012

Great cars (albeit the same ones year after year), but getting reasonably near them at Goodwood is a tricky game these days. Last year I went for the Spitfires, which at least the corporates couldn't stop me seeing easily once they were up!

17 September 2012

Lovely pics, especially the evening shots.

Last year was my first Revival and I reckon it is a must-see British motorsport event for all fans. Exciting racing, beautiful cars and an atmosphere from years gone by.

Magical

17 September 2012

I'm not by any means a genius, but I cannot conceive the idea that I could ever forget where I've parked my car.

 

18 September 2012

Pre-war Ferrari? Please explain...

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