With quite some time since Goodwood put on such a show we were curious as to how the event would unfold. Our expectations were high, there’s always great racing to be enjoyed here, and friends to catch up with, and I was curious if (like my old Fiat) things might have been a bit rusty. No fear – the 2021 Goodwood Revival was perhaps the best ever.

From coffee and an off-camera laugh with Geoff “Blofeld” (and his cat, above), a natter with Mars Dilbert and her chap Kingsley, and pics with the Rocker Division who are always game for a laugh, we explored the paddock and pits.

I implore you to watch the St Mary’s trophy, you can see it on Youtube here, along with other excellent video coverage of the day. At Bonhams I ogled an ISO Grifo and Lancia Aurelia, and saw the new Radford elsewhere, Jenson Button stepping aside with a smile so I could get a shot without his arse in the way. There was cycling interest, too, as Eroica Brittania will be based from Goodwood in the future. That’s another event we love, although my knees are still creaking from the last one in the Peak District on my bicycle bar.

Huge thanks to those who helped to put on such a good show. We’ll be back next year. Shameless selfies below;

If you enjoyed this, come and find us at The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive, we’ll be at the Worcester launch at the Morgan Motor Company, a #DriveDapper event for men’s mental health charity. See here for more info.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

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