Thursday, September 22, 2011

GOODWOOD ANNEX

Simply too many good photos of Goodwood Revival to let them languish in the computer...
At the Bonhams tent; the fastest road-going motorcycle on the planet, circa 1927...the Brough Superior SS100 'Moby Dick', famously capable of 106mph in second gear!
Details of Moby's Bentley and Draper rear suspension, and later 'Doll's Head' Sturmey-Archer gearbox.  This famous big Brough is coming up for sale at Bonhams Stafford on Oct.16th; more on this shortly...
Four cylinder motor art; Gordini engine
Half the exhausts from a Ferrari v-8 racer
A Maserati 'Birdcage' sports racer, one of many at Goodwood
Talbot-Lago racer in French racing blue
A humble BSA Bantam makes an excellent pit bike
Alfa Romeo sports racer, road registered...note one carb per cylinder
Bookended friction dampers on an Alfa Romeo 8C rear end
Another Maserati 'Birdcage', so called from the mass of short, thin tubes making up the chassis.  A nightmare to repair after a crash, but ultra-light and stiff
In the Bonhams tent; racers available for next years' Goodwood Revival...
Beefy front suspension, brakes, and steering linkages on this ERA...
...while this 1927 Bugatti has far more graceful and delicate components...
...although this 1948 Bugatti is more robust; still delicate, and completely hand-made.
Fast cars, hot women, strong drink; the Bushmills hut.
Cobras everywhere, with hoods on to keep the rain out. And it did rain.
Daytona Cobra with mechanic in period wrenching gear
Lotus Cortina at the fun-fair; I used to own a Mk1 Cortina with twin-cam Lotus engine, just like this one.  A cheap sedan with great performance...
Triumph Tiger Cub Trials model makes a great pit bike too.
Mighty friction damper keeps the leaf spring front suspension is some kind of control...
David from El Solitario M.C. bring Spanish gypsy hobo chic to Goodwood...
Derek from Lewis Leathers shows off pix from the new collection to Steve Berry...
A legion of D-Type Jaguars; 'short nose' and 'long nose' variants, all feral and feline, looking restless, four wheeled Spitfires game for action
An Ecurie Ecosse D-Type with distinctive dorsal fin
1950 Gordini type 18S...
From humble beginnings; as part of a Juan Manuel Fangio tribute, many of the cars he raced were flown in; this pair from his native Argentina, including the Chevy with which he won his first races, and began his career on dirt roads
A great car deserves a great outfit...
Even a humble early Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia looks magnificent in the impressive pre-'74 parking lot.  The joke goes, a fellow came to Goodwood, and never made it past the Vintage car park...exclaiming what an excellent show it was.  Jags, Ferraris, Astons, Bentlys, Porsche, something for everyone, and lots of them.
Part of a Ford racer tribute; the 'Golden Ford' 1911 Model T racer...
Ferrari GTO, looking magnificent, and being raced.  No trailer queens here.
Inside the Men's File photo booth...
A Kieft racer with Coventry Climax dohc v8 engine...
Ferrari 250 LM peekaboo...
Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara adds a few words to the Best Dressed Ladies proceedings, expressing his appreciation for the level of participation amongst attendees to the Revival...
Things get bent, things get broken, things get fixed
You never know what you'll find at Goodwood...
Organized complexity; a Mercedes-Benz W196 monoposto with fuel injection
Lots of military motorcycles among the displays of wartime vehicles; Royal Enfield, Matchless, Norton, BSA
As if riding a motorcycle weren't fun enough... now the kids can have a bit of thrill
Men's File's Nick Clements shoots Rockers
Early, long-stroke Featherbed Norton Manx readied for its race
Old friends from faraway California; Pete Young and Paul d'Orléans....who is wearing all Double RL (barring a Missoni tie, Barcelino cap, and crazy studded BessNYC shoes)
Old relatives from nearby France; Paul d'Orléans meets Paul Dorleans from Jersey.  I'm not in fact wearing Vintage - the suit and underpinnings are all Thom Browne, who certainly nods to traditional cuts...although the death's head cane is quite old.

Shark attack!  A lineup of Lotus and Lola Formula cars
Nicely restored ca.1950 Triumph Speed Twin in Amaranth Red
Re-sculpting the Spirit of Ecstasy, as per Rolls Royce insignia...
Another of Fangio's cars; surely a straight 6 under there!
If milady has no seam in her stockings, best to make one...
Original Ecurie Ecosse transporter with Jaguar C-type racer atop
Southsider Vincent Prat and Matt Hind of Men's File
Winner of Saturday's Best Dressed Ladies' competition...

10 comments:

Adrian Manktelow said...

Re stocking seams:
Many women in wartime Britain couldn't afford stockings as they were a rare luxury – some obtained them from Canadian / US troops, others painted a seam up the back of their bare legs!

The Vintagent said...

Yes, it was an authentic moment, but not typically done in public!

roger cole said...

We were there on friday which was glorious----the last proper summers day.Amanda came in the top 10 best dressed in her overalls from the Paris RL party,she looked stunning.
RCX

Laurent Laporte said...

Is it not "spirit of exctasy"?

occhiolungo said...

Even more great pics. Thanks for sharing Paul. There was too much to see in just one or two days. btw, the handsome fellow on the sprung hub Triumph was the father of one of the bike racers. I forget his name though..

the _shoog said...

Fantastic pics, Next year I'll look for you there.
Jeff G.

The Vintagent said...

Shoogster, you are such the guy for this event; definitely go!

The Vintagent said...

Shoogster, you are such the guy for this event; definitely go!

Kay Bossini said...

This is a cool post. It really takes you back through history.

Rusty Jose said...

This is such a cool post. It really takes you back in time.