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Goodwood Revival

September 20, 2011

At the Goodwood Revival last weekend

 

lots of valves.  I love valves

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There wasn’t much to see that was 100 years old, but there were a lot of cars, airplanes, motorbikes, people in period attire from the 1930’s – 50’s, plus an open paddock to interact with the motorcycle racing crews, kiddy rides, Agostini and Redman doing parade laps, a wall of death show, new and old friends and lots of adult beverages.IMG_9590 

 

Wall of Death  info here.  This was the highlight of the event for me. 

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Aston Martin.  The parking lot was crazy.  Probably 10 Astons like this parked in a muddy grass field.  Along with another 200+ vintage cars of all shapes and sizes.   DBSS Jaguar, old 1930’s Bentlys, American muscle cars, minicars, a 1920’s Scott two stroke, probably 20 Etype Jags, bugeye Sprints, a Bugatti or two, and loads of Brit and European cars that I’ve never seen before.  The old joke is that some guy came to Goodwood, walked around in the parking lot without noticing the entrance gate to the real show, then told all his friends about how great the car show was in the grass.IMG_9578

 

One of the Fords on the parade lapIMG_9646 

 

When the rain came down, everybody hid underneath the wings of the planes.  This is a chorus group enjoying a pint while they wait for the sun to come back.IMG_9688

 

funny little car.  Who made it?DSC00084

 

Get there early to get photos without 10,000 people in the shot.  There were something like 150,000 in attendance over three days.IMG_9594

 

Conrad Leach

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Early BMWs on display near the paddockIMG_9620 

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Rudge Whitworth wheels on an early Rolls RoyceIMG_9609

 

trying on a new Manx for sizeIMG_9612

 

Drinking and sitting in a 1930s TaxiIMG_9679

 

Paul d’Orleans

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changing a tire

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The front of this Bently looks really clean and symmetric, with the quad Andre dampers, dual horns, mesh guards on the lampsIMG_9574

 

While this Bently has a blower out front…IMG_9596

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. charlie101 permalink
    September 20, 2011 10:28 pm

    The microcar is a FMR Tg 500 and has a Sachs 500cc engine with 19.5 hp. It was made between -58 and -61 by Fahrzeug und Maschinenbau GmbH Regensburg. 320 units was made. Popular name was Messerschmitt Tiger. Topspeed about 90 mph. The 3 wheel version (KR 200) was made at Messerschmitt factory for only 2 years btw. -55 and -57 then the production was moved to and continued until -64 at FMR.

  2. charlie101 permalink
    September 20, 2011 10:36 pm

    Well it should be 2 years btw. -55 and -56 and the top speed 85mph, sorry.

  3. charlie101 permalink
    September 21, 2011 1:08 am

    The microcar is a FMR Tg 500 and has a Sachs 500cc engine with 19.5 hp. It was made between -58 and -61 by Fahrzeug und Maschinenbau GmbH Regensburg. 320 units was made. Popular name was Messerschmitt Tiger. Topspeed about 85 mph.

    The 3 wheel version (KR175) was the result of a co-operation between Fritz Fend och Willy Messerschmitt and was produced in Messerschmitt-Werke in Regensburg between1953 and 1955. In -56 the construction of the new KR 200 was taken over by Fritz Fend and the production was moved to FMR. The KR 200 continued until -64 at FMR.

  4. September 21, 2011 3:13 am

    back in the day you could have probably driven that taxi pete while drinking that bev…

  5. Anonymous permalink
    September 21, 2011 7:45 am

    My best friend Todd here in Santa Cruz has three of these. A KR175 and two KR200s. Been trying to get one out of him for years….
    Brian

    • September 21, 2011 8:27 am

      cool. micro cars aren’t my strong suit. thanks for the info everybody.

  6. September 21, 2011 10:57 pm

    Here you can find a day to day report (in french) of the Goodwdood Revival and a lot of pictures of the weekend :
    Friday : http://morrissetteracing.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/un-jour-a-goodwood/
    Saturday : http://morrissetteracing.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/samedi-de-courses-a-goodwood/
    Sunday : http://morrissetteracing.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/dernier-jour-du-goodwood-revival-2011/

    Regards.

  7. Anonymous permalink
    September 24, 2011 8:19 pm

    Pete, I’m so jealous you and Paul are at the Revival.
    Come over to my shop to see my Messerschmitt and learn all about them.
    Jeff G.

    • September 25, 2011 4:39 pm

      Hiya Jeff. It was completely luck. My work sent me to England on short notice, so I checked in with Conrad. He and PdO had already made plans for Goodwood, I just had to buy a ticket and enjoy the ride. Quite a fun time! 🙂

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