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Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by HealeyBN7 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:35 pm

Thought you all would enjoy a few photos from Goodwood this year. The theme this year was very '60s. Prizes for best mini skirt :eek:
This shot sets the tone...
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Like last year we sent a considerable amount of time in the parking lot, but after the 200th Aston Martin it was time to stroll inside.
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Oh here is where you park your historically significant Healey's. The 100S's in the background all had full racing documentation. Hard to see in this photo, but the 100S on the far right was owned by Vincent Sardi. I recognized it by the vents cut into the apron to resemble a smile. On the far right is Donald Healey's personal car. It is a 100 coupe. Very nice looking car by the way, but it would be hard to give up the fold down windscreen. The Healey Silverstone was owned by Briggs Cunningham and fitted with a 400HP Cadillac engine. Not pictured on the left was the Healey 4000, with a Rolls Royce engine and widened 6 inches.
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A period rally Healey is realy a beast. Hard to believe Pat Moss drove one. This example was driven by the Morley brothers.
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Here was one of my favorite displays. A GT40 showroom...
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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by HealeyBN7 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:52 pm

Here is a shot of Donna trying to cut me a deal on the GT40. I told her I would take it without A/C...
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Every half hour this old chap would wake up and take you through the steps of tuning your Aston Martin SUs. Just back out the screw two full turns.
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Here is some good old period toys for the barn...
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I took this shot for Larry and Steve. There was some scraps of information laying on the windshield about this car competing in a long French race with a droopy nose. Thought you two might know about it (DRX 255 C). All three of the MG guys there seemed excited to see it. :)
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I spent too much time photographing this fully restored race carriage. 25 years from now are we going to photograph big square semi trailers with awnings?
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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by HealeyBN7 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:20 pm

Last installment for today. I promise...

Goodwood vintage race rule require that the transportation of any cylinder head components including manifolds can only be carried while wearing a safari hat.
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These fine gentlemen are looking for the roof for their GT40. Seems that everyone else has a roof?
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Seems that not everyone was having a good time...
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Oh yeah...forgot to mention that there were races. This last race of the day ended after sunset. And it was exciting. The Healey led most of the race and on the last corner just went off into the gravel and got passed. There is just something magical about watching cars lap the track with their headlights on. Could it be that I spent too much youth running my slotcars with the lights off?
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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by tannyo » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:06 pm

Jimmy would be proud of the GT40 without a roof.

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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by Jimmy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:14 am

Yeah!
You guys obviously don't fully appreciate how nice a roof-less car is - especially if combined with mini skirts - when you're driving a truck.
In baseball, running into someone is apparently a "collision".
But doing the same thing in a car somehow makes it an "accident".

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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:50 am

They are great pictures from the Goodwood Revival. They really bring out the flavor of the event. this is an event that I've been promising myself for some time. One of the few good reasons to go back to England.
As far as an open top GT40 is concerned, it's no longer a GT40. GT means a closed car, and 40 is the foof height in inches. Isn't it??
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Post by HealeyBN7 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:23 pm

Malcolm,

An oxymoron... The race book called it a Ford GT40 Roadster. I think this was the car that competed at 1965 Targa Florio. I don't think it was a prototype, but clearly very few GT40 were produced sans roof. There is some question as to why the roof was removed as in the end it did not save weight and the aerodynamics suffered.

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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by Steve » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:29 pm

Dean, fantastic photos, thank you! Like Malcolm, this is something I've promised myself that I'll see some day. It's my kind of event for sure! I also agree about cars racing with the lights on. There's something romantic about it - reminds me of the big endurance races of the 60's.

Don't be bashful about posting more of those great photos! ;)

Oh, and the MGB is a rather famous one, having raced LeMans with a "Long nose" snout for increased aerodynamics. Here's a photo of the car, being tweaked by Syd Enever, the designer of the MGB.

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And here's a sister car, driven by Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges...


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Post by HealeyBN7 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:36 am

With Steve's encouragement, I sorted through and selected some of Donna's photos to share. This year we both had cameras. She focused on the the people, and I waited for them to move out the way...Priorities. But in the end two cameras contributed to marital bliss:)
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Here is your author checking out yet another Aston Martin. The sheer quantity and quality of Astons was amazing. I had not realized that there were so many variations in the DB 4-6 models. We got to the point where we could spot the model based on the tail lights or rear quarter window from across the lot.
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As young as these two looked, they were the right age to be heading off to war. Nice to see that the youth got into the spirit.
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It is only at Goodwood where you can stroll the auction house, and be taken seriously, dressed like you just got back from Woodstock.
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What you can't see in this street scene is about five minutes from the time we took this photo they all piled into the Mini.
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Post by HealeyBN7 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:57 am

Here is a few more... I promise to look for the car shots. But I would have to tell you that Goodwood if probably 40% cars and 60% people. As for watching the races, while the venue is spectacular there is not really a great place to sit and see a good percentage of the track.

So, you think these guys are there to settle a score?
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Here is a pure car guy shot. A recreation of a vintage Jaguar shop. Too bad some of the details are lost in the file compression. The Lucas fuses, oils, etc all added to the look/feel.
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I also have this same photo of the Jag... but I waited for her to get out of the picture:)
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The military display included these guys that were firmly transported back to WW2. I don't have any shots of the Vulcan that flew by a few times, but that delta wing monster blocked the sun and was an incredible sight. I don't think the UK has the same safely standards when it comes to air shows.
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Getting around can be a little busy at times.
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Well - I need to go sand the Lotus... I have a few more that I think you will enjoy.

Anyone willing to play "What is in the Goodwood parking lot? "

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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by Jimmy » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:45 pm

Thanks for sharing the great pics, Dean.
I'd prefer the people-less ones, too, but as you pointed out, the people seem to be a big part of the gig.
And if being amongst people is on the program, my favorite would've been to be piled into that Mini, somewhere in the center of them all.
In baseball, running into someone is apparently a "collision".
But doing the same thing in a car somehow makes it an "accident".

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Post by Steve » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:16 pm

I'm loving all the photos, people and all! As pretty as the lady is, I too was looking around her at the Jag. :)

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Post by HealeyBN7 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:03 am

See, I waited for her to get out of the way:) Unfortunately I don't know too much about it. Maybe you guys can fill in the details. The trouble with Goodwood is even if you don't have attention deficit tendencies, you find yourself bouncing ahead without fully understanding what is in the viewfinder. I did a little better in the parking lot.
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Ready to play "what's in the parking lot"?

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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:38 am

Hi,
That's a 1952 ex works Le Mans Jaguar C-type. They gave them extra streamlining for 1952, but unfortunately it was unsuccessful and all the works cars retired with overheating problems. Some said that the extra streamlining compromised the airflow through the radiator, but no-one outside the works really knows. Next year they went back to the original shape, and won!
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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by Larry Kluss » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:45 pm

Dean, all I can say is WOW! :o
I need to invite myself over some evening to have a few beers and sit around the laptop in the car barn and check out your Goodwood photos... 8)
HealeyBN7 wrote:I took this shot for Larry and Steve. There was some scraps of information laying on the windshield about this car competing in a long French race with a droopy nose. Thought you two might know about it (DRX 255 C). All three of the MG guys there seemed excited to see it. :)
That MG is a great example of what my car is a tribute to...sans hardtop. Thanks for posting it.

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Post by HealeyBN7 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:32 pm

Larry Kluss wrote:Dean, all I can say is WOW! :o
I need to invite myself over some evening to have a few beers and sit around the laptop in the car barn and check out your Goodwood photos... 8)
Sounds like a good plan. Guess I will need to get some beer, chairs and a computer down there. :)

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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by Steve » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:34 pm

You should have your own mini Goodwood where everyone who comes to see your photos has to dress up. :)

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Post by HealeyBN7 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:34 pm

Seeing that Malcolm jumped in so quickly to identify the 1952 Jag Streamliner, I thought I would start posting some more challenging images from our Sunday stroll through the parking lot.

The way this is going to work is like this. I am going to post one or two shots of the same car. If it is identified, I'll post a another. If after a few days the group is either stumped or bored, I'll identify it to the best of my ability and post another. We'll know when to stop.

Let's start with a little one. Here goes....
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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by olson » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:33 pm

Messerschmit kr200

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Post by Steve » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:43 pm

Darn it, I knew that one! Gene blew my only chance to win one. :P Well, I would have got the model wrong anyway. :roll:

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Post by HealeyBN7 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:46 am

Wow you guys are fast.

Score 1 for Gene.

Here is another one. A stunning restoration. This time a little bigger and for the early risers...
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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by Steve » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:23 am

Looks like an Allard, a Peerless and a Jaguar all had a rough night together.

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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by malcolmr18zoy » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:14 am

Hi,
I'm pretty sure that is a Bristol 405. I know the 404 is a two door coupe, and I'm sure the four door version is the 405. Anyway it's a Bristol for sure. Great cars, they were produced by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, and were basically a pre-war BMW 328 with Bristol aerodynamic bodywork. This was part of the post war reparation from Germany.
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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by Jimmy » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:26 pm

I would imagine that Malcolm is right, as usual.
But Gene should only get half a point, since he spelled Messerschmidt incorrectly.
In baseball, running into someone is apparently a "collision".
But doing the same thing in a car somehow makes it an "accident".

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Re: Goodwood Revival 2009

Post by HealeyBN7 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:04 am

Score is:
1 - Gene (no worries on the 1/2 point deduction for spellin', as it was good enough to fool the judge)
1 - Malcolm

You got it like that Bristol 405. I am guessing it has the mini BMW 6) :)
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