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24 of the best things from the 2015 Goodwood Revival

24 of the best things from the 2015 Goodwood Revival Classic and Performance Car

Yet again, this year's Goodwood Revival action was second to none. Don't be sad if you missed it though, here are 24 images that capture everything we loved about this fantastic event


Best comeback drive - Chris Ward took over the 54 Cooper-Jaguar and scythed through the field as the sun set, eventually taking the lead which he held even when he had an off track excursion after a sudden rain shower. Here he is seen passing the pits in the twilight just before taking the flag to win.



Best start - Chris Harris made a lightning start in the Fordwater Trophy driving Take That member Howard Donald's Porsche 356. However, the extra power of JD Classics built XK120 Of John Young, seen second here on this first lap picture, told eventually. Harris held on for second though beating many more powerful cars. The Frazer Nash Mille Miglia of Philip Champion finished 3rd.



Best non racing activity
 - The live bands played period music all weekend and almost as many come to dance in their period costumes as watch the racing.



Face of the weekend - Commentator Henry Hope frosts gets an obviously frightening and definitely deafening ride away from the grid in the fearsome Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spyder with driver Nick Padmore after he'd won the Whitsun Trophy.



Best wrist action - A yellow flag can mean many things to many people; it's all in the wrist...

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best display - American racing blue dominated the 1965 Sebring Pit display featuring all six of the Peter Brock styled Shelby Daytona Coupes.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Bravest drivers - Anyone really hustling a Cobra. You have to wonder how good lap times are obtained out of the fearsomely powerful but difficult Cobras when their wheels move at these angles... only the brave need apply.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best official vehicle - Even Bernd Mayländer couldn't drive this DB5 fast enough to keep Lewis' tyres warm but it looks as cool as...

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best exhaust flames - Aston Martin DBR2. The DBR2 was built to race-test Aston's then new engine which went on to power DB4, 5 and 6. Only two were made, so they are now worth tens of millions.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best guitarist - Chris Rea, in his 1955 Lotus 6 was labelled by the commentary team as a "well known crooner", he retired from the race with a mechanical problem.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Most consistent winner - Andy Middlehurst ran away with the Glover Trophy to claim his record-breaking fifth consecutive win in this event driving the ex Jim Clark Classic Team Lotus prepared Lotus-Climax 25.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Most spectacular driving - Bobby Verdon-Roe took victory in the last race of the weekend, The Sussex Trophy, driving the NART Ferrari 246S Dino although an over steering moment and consequent trip across the grass forced him to work for the win. He acknowledges crowd here.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best 'Only at Goodwood' moment - One of the world's two flight worthy Curtis P-40F Warhawks comes into land after a demonstration flight over the concurrent Cobra tribute display.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best Engine - The Anzani R1 1.5-litre Twin-Cam supercharged engine in Richard Wilson's exquisite 1935 Squire 'Skimpy'. Proof the British could keep up with Bugatti and make jewel like marvellous' mechanical marvels as well as 'lorries'.

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Most diverse lady classic car owner in Revival car show - Julie Mackenzie from Fittleworth stood in centre with her, all male, family. She owns both the Packard Custom Eight on the left and the Alvis TA 14 on the right. Both were made in 1949

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Man of the weekend - Stirling Moss seen here with Goodwood owner Lord March. When asked about Donald Healey by a Healey owner whose car he was judging, his reply was, "nice, always had plenty of good crumpet with him".

2015 Goodwood Revival

Top selfie draw - The Glam cab girls.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best noise - The Merlins of the Spitfire and Mustang display.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best Ferrari in all Ferrari race - The 1957 500TRC, just exquisite from every angle.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best racing battle - Touring car aces Gordon Sheddon (white Lotus Cortina) and Frank Stippler in an Alfa 1600 GTA with Andrew Jordan in another Cortina keeping them honest.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Top Pair - Moss, Brawn. Stirling demonstrating the 250 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, in which he won the Goodwood TT in period, with its current owner, Ross Brawn, in the passenger seat.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Most moving moment - The commemoration of the Battle Britain's 75th anniversary was handled with aplomb. Here two decorated veterans watch the aerial display with obvious delight.

2015 Goodwood Revival

Cutest moment - The Settrington Cup pedal car race for under tens which uses Austin J40 pedal cars. Pic shows top 3 in Sunday's race about to cross the line led by winner Archie Collins followed by Brandon Barnes (last year's victor) and 3rd place Beth Peart - it's for girls and boys. 

2015 Goodwood Revival

Best thing about Goodwood - They still have grid girls!

2015 Goodwood Revival

Words and pictures: John Lakey
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