Goodwood Revival’s 20th year and other concours and events

Goodwood Revival’s 20th year and other concours and events

A giant flag made of Corvettes, the Pennzoil Auto Fair, new concours in Switzerland and more

The 20th anniversary edition of the Goodwood Revival takes place September 7-9, once again featuring world-class historic racing, air displays, music, dancing, vintage fashion shows and a nostalgic fun-fair, with the “sights and sounds of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s” on the Motor circuit.

The Revival is one of the biggest annual historic motorsport events in the world and the only one to be staged entirely in period dress, according to the organizers. Each year, more than 150,000 people attend the three-day event.

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The Goodwood Revival has a strong sense of humor 

“The Goodwood Motor Circuit was originally established by the 9th Duke of Richmond, known as Freddie March, at the end of the Second World War,” according to a Goodwood news release. “Freddie was passionate about racing and was persuaded by his friend, and RAF hero, Tony Gaze, that the perimeter road of RAF Westhampnett would made a thrilling race track.

“The circuit opened in September 1948 to host Britain’s first post-war motor race meeting at a permanent venue. Goodwood became the spiritual home of British motor racing, staging headline races such as the Tourist Trophy for sports cars and the Glover Trophy for Grand Prix cars.

“The circuit held its last race meeting in the summer of 1966, when the Duke of Richmond feared that the current crop of cars were becoming too fast for the Sussex-based circuit.

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“On 18 September 1998, 50 years to the day since the circuit first opened, the current Duke of Richmond, (Freddie March’s Grandson, known then as Lord March), brought motor racing back to Goodwood with the very first Goodwood Revival meeting, and it has been a phenomenal success from day one. The circuit had been painstakingly restored to look as it did in its heyday while complying to modern safety standards.”

For more information, visit the event website.

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Corvettes create Old Glory | Corvettes at Carlisle

Corvettes at Carlisle

More than 60,000 people attended Corvettes at Carlisle in Pennsylvania to honor “America’s Sports Car” and witness the creation of a gigantic American flag made entirely out of 200 red, white and blue Corvettes.

In addition to the flag display and the National Corvettes Restorers Society car show, there was a huge midway of vendors – many of whom sold out of their products – a swap meet, seminars, autocross and demonstrations.

Corvettes at Carlisle 2019 takes place August 22-25 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.  For more information, visit the event website

Swiss classic auto fair 

The inaugural Grand Basel fair send 100 exceptional automobiles to Basel, Switzerland, on September 6-9, featuring “racing legends, movie icons, radical one-offs, culturally-significant classics, and the world premiere of a contemporary coachbuilt special,” all shown in a unique, museum-like display.

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1947 Cisitalia 202 SC

Among the vintage cars are a 1994 Benetton-Ford B194 raced by Michael Schumacher, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, the 1968 Lamborghini Miura that appeared in the movie The Italian Job, 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik Cabriolet, 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1947 Cisitalia 202 SC and a 1956 Porsche 550 1500 RS Spyder.

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The coachbuilt car that will be unveiled is the 2018 Automobili Amos Integrale Speciale, built by Automobili Amos, a boutique engineering company founded by racing driver Eugenio Amos.  The car was designed “to reimagine the iconic Lancia Delta Integrale.” 

For more information, visit the event website

Concours of Elegance in the UK

The Concours of Elegance takes place Friday through Sunday at Hampton Court Palace in the UK, with “around 60 of the most exquisite cars ever created, from a Maserati 300S driven to victory by Stirling Moss to the one-off Ferrari 166M/212 Uovo.

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The Concours of Elegance is held in Hampton Court’s formal gardens | Concours of Elegance

Included this year are the new Future Classics feature, an homage to the Aston Martin DB4, iconic Ferraris, luxury watches, and a supersaloon display of racing four-door cars.   More than 1,000 collector cars are expected to assemble during the three days of the event.

For more information, visit the event website

Pennzoil AutoFair

The Pennzoil AutoFair happens September 6-9 ay Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.  Presented by Advanced Auto Parts, the AutoFair is billed as the world’s largest automotive extravaganza, featuring car shows, venders, drift-car exhibitions, “car-crushing monster Jeeps,” a Salute to the Shelby Mustang, road-course sports car displays and a kids’ play zone.

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The AutoFair presents more than 50 car club displays and 10,000 vendor spaces.  More than 1,500 collector cars will be offered for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

For more information, visit the event website

Honors for Dino

The 50th anniversary of the one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever made, the Dino, will be honored today during the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance Salon Privé at the Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England.  A bevy of Dinos and other historic Ferraris will be on display among its featured vehicles.

On Saturday in the same location, the Concours Masters celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Porsche 911.  Sandwiched between the two concours events on Friday is Boodles Ladies Day, a social highlight of the summer season.

 For more information, visit the event website

More concours and events

The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance will be held September 9 in Malvern, Pennsylvania, featuring Art Deco Cars, 100 years of Aston Martin and European rally cars. For more information, visit the event website.

The Des Moines Concours dElegance takes place September 9 at Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, Iowa, with more than 150 classic cars on display.  Free entry!  For more information, visit the event website

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  • Ryan Corman
    August 30, 2018, 6:24 PM

    Lord March, whatever-eth Earl, deserves to be enshrined in the heart of every lover of Motorsport, Automobilia, Moto-mania, period fun’n’games, and classic race machines for ever and all time. Isn’t there a lifetime achievement award that this family could be given? So much in the United States is "auction" and "how much is it worth?"; Lord March and his descendants have determined that it’s worth using, driving, showing, and racing, as the engineers and designers intended.
    What could be more fitting?
    Can I get a…?
    -R

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