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I watched some Goodward vintage racing over the weekend online and it was cool seeing some of these million dollar cars going fender to fender around the track. Check out the Autoblog link to see some very cool, unusual, and unknown cars (to me) parked in the grass parking lots.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/15/2019-goodwood-revival-parking-lot-mega-gallery/ (approximately 80 pics)

Chichester, U.K. — It’s no Ferrari 250 or Ford GT40 paradise, but the parking lot at Goodwood Revival is still a must-see for anyone attending the British motoring event. The locals call it the car park, and we legitimately lost count of how many Jaguar E-Types we passed on our hour-plus-long stroll through the maze of classics.

A number of brands we never see in America make their presence known here. Unless you’re something of an automotive encyclopedia, you’re nearly guaranteed to see something you’ve never heard of before. It’s a super weird and eclectic mix of cars that includes defunct brands, obscure British outfits and legends we all know and love that meander their way into the parking lot over the long weekend.

The stray American car finds a spot on the grass, too. All the Mustangs and Thunderbirds that you may not even give a second glance at during the Woodward Dream Cruise stick out like a sore thumb here. They’re huge, loud and unmistakable. Every one of the massive American boats seems to garner a large share of attention at the show, and they’re treated the same as ultra-rare euro cars we never get to see in the U.S.

Check out the mega gallery above to see all the best machinery from the parking lot at the 2019 Goodwood Revival.
 

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Followed up by 125 paddock pics.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/16/2019-goodwood-revival-mega-gallery-paddock/#slide-2169617

CHICHESTER, England — There is not a racetrack paddock in the world to rival the collection of cars found at Goodwood Revival. Priceless, classic race cars are everywhere, and there’s no one to keep you from walking right up to them. The access to the cars is unheard of in most automotive spaces, and we took full advantage of it.

One of the paddocks (the one with the crazy, expensive stuff in it) requires certain passes anyone can buy, along with formal attire. The rest of the paddocks have no such restrictions on them. Obviously, we had our ties on, so we spent hours slowly walking with our mouths fully agape at every turn of the corner.

It’s surreal, truly. Any one of these cars would force us to stop in our tracks for the next 15 minutes to thoroughly examine it. That’s just not possible at Goodwood Revival, as you’d miss something else equally as stunning. There are hundreds of cars to check out.

All the crews and mechanics run about in their period-correct coveralls. Every spectator strolling around is dressed to impress in something from the ‘40s, ‘50s or ‘60s. If it weren’t for the digital cameras and smartphones in everyone’s hands, the illusion would be complete. However, we wouldn’t be able to bring you photos of all the beautiful cars in real time if that were the case. All the ravenous internet content consumers would be left to wait as we developed the film and processed it for use online. Maybe we’ll do that one year, just for fun.

When you’re looking at these photos, keep in mind that all the cars were also pushed to their respective edges on the Duke’s racetrack. Many didn’t make it to the end of their races; others ended up in a wall. The racing is real. It’s competitive. None of the cars are replicas or fakes — those are not allowed. We were downright giddy to see all these cars in-person, so please enjoy the sights straight from our camera lens.
 

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I can confirm that the Goodwood Revival is spectacular. They outdo themselves every year.

I was there on Saturday and my baby formed part of the parking lot (attached). The parking lot is divided into two sections, one for pre-1966 and another for tax-free (1967-1978).

And that's just the parking lot. Put it on your bucket lists.

Regards

Andrew
 

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