Goodwood Revival 2014 Greatest Hits

Here’s a smattering of videos that the (remarkable) media team at Goodwood have put together to mark the close of this year’s Revival event. I still don’t know how all those cars that spun in the TT race managed to avoid each other.

RAC TT Race:

Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy:

St Mary’s Trophy:

Whitsun Trophy:

Fordwater Trophy:

Richmond Trophy:

Goodwood Trophy:

It’s not quite being there, but I give huge accolades to Goodwood for allowing us to watch the action remotely.

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Goodwood Revival Day 3 Livestream is Here

Enjoy!

Edit: Updated with the archived video, rather than the livestream. Thanks Goodwood!

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Goodwood Revival Day 2 is Live.

For these live events, even if you join well into the day you can usually drag the YouTube playhead back to the beginning of the stream to see the day’s running in its entirety. So really there’s no reason to do a single other thing today but watch this fantastic feed.

Edit: Updated with the archived video, rather than the livestream. Thanks Goodwood!

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1952 Torrey Pines Road Race Program Cover

Torrey Pines Dec 1952

50¢ well spent.

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Goodwood Revival Live Stream Day 1 is up!

Enjoy!

Edit: Updated with the archived video, rather than the livestream. Thanks Goodwood!

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Art Appreciation: Cisitalia 202 Spider Nuvolari

1947 Cisitalia 202 Spider Nuvolari

1947 Cisitalia 202 Spider Nuvolari

1947 Cisitalia 202 Spider Nuvolari

Wonderful writeups on the Spider Nuvolari at Silodrome and Italian Ways. Gorgeous!

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Factories at Work: Lamborghini 1968

If you thought that vintage track footage was hard to find, you should try digging up old tours of sportscar workshops. I can’t help imagining that this precious film is the result of an expectant Miura buyer visiting the line to check in on their purchase. Whatever the reasons or motivations for the filming, it’s a wonderful artifact of Lamborghini’s early days.

Listen to that Super-8 projector whirr.

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Goodwood Will Livestream This Weekend’s Revival

It’s official. As they did last year, and for this year’s Festival of Speed, The Goodwood team will be livestreaming the Revival festivities this weekend. What a tremendous joy for those of us not making the trek to the track.

Hopefully, they’ll archive the feeds for later viewing as well so we don’t have to rise before the sun here in the States. An embeded feed should be available here on The Chicane as we approach the weekend. Stay tuned.

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Fine Craftsmanship and Superlative Performance

1952 Jaguar Ad

1st at Le Mans
The Finest Car of its Class in the World: Jaguar

With a record speed fo 93.5 M.P.H.—record distance of 2,244 miles and a record lap of 105 M.P.H. Jaguar has again justified its rapid rise to fame as “The Finest Car of its Class in the World.”

No less spectacular has been the post war rise in popularity of Jaguar in the U.S. where people who enjoy fine craftsmanship and superlative performance are buying more and more Jaguars.

Hoffman

New York
487 Park Avenue • PL 90-7036
Broadway at 62nd St. • JU 6-0664

Chicago
Esquire Building • FR 2-6976

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Jack Holliday’s Watkins Glen

1954 Watkins Glen Paddock by Jack Holliday

There are few things I love more than an uncovered treasure trove of unseen (preferably amateur) motorsport photography. I wonder about all the thousands of slides and negatives and prints hidden away in attics around the world; worrying if they’ll ever see the light of day; daydreaming about being the one to find them. That this group of photos shot by Watkins Glen resident Jack Holliday over several years of Watkins Glen sportscar races. These amazing shots were discovered when avid photographer John Oliver inherited his grandfather-in-law’s Leica camera that was used to shoot these scenes from the Glen. John has posted about his discovery of his late grandfather-in-law’s hobby on Film Foto Forever.

There are some marvelous images captured here: including Frank Bott’s 1954 Catherine Cup winning OSCA MT4 (#118 above) and several years of preparation in various incarnations of the paddocks. My favorite shot might actually be the rather disinterested-looking ticket and program seller from the 1954 event. It’s scenes like this that are almost never captured. We’re used to seeing images of the cars and the track but ephemeral moments from amongst the fans or support staff are almost never preserved.

John has tantalizingly labeled his post “Part 1″, so I’m hoping that more will be revealed shortly. In the meantime, you can see more of Jack Holliday’s wonderful photos at Film Foto Forever.

Thanks to John Shingleton for bringing this to my attention.

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