Rolls-Royce Goes Back In Time at Goodwood Revival

September 12, 2017

As many car enthusiasts are aware,  the Goodwood Revival, held at the Goodwood Circuit in London, is a feast for the senses. Making its presence felt was the epitome of luxury, Rolls-Royce. This year’s show wasn’t just about modern-day Rolls-Royce motor cars but a throwback to an era gone by.

The centerpiece of the whole affair was the March Motor Works. The shopping center-style setup echoed the 1950s Central London era, taking visitors back to those glorious years of shopping and motoring.

Renamed Gordon Galleries for this year’s celebration, the set up featured a period correct Rolls-Royce showroom that took guests back to the day, complete with the sights, sounds, and smells of the decade.

Reminiscent of the marque’s West End showroom of the era, it featured models like a 1956 Silver Wraith Extended Wheelbase.  Designed by Freestone & Webb, the black over red number was first unveiled at the 1956 British International Motor Show.

Also on hand was a 1966 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine.  This particular model had a body built for coachbuilder James Young and was done in stunning Ivory over black. It was also special in that it was one of the rare examples that had the Hooper rear windows.

To make things more interesting, it was part of the Course Director’s entourage. What this essentially meant was that guests got a chance to experience the Magic Carpet Ride in true period-correct luxury. Moreover, contemporary Rolls-Royce motor cars joined the fleet during the weekend. They ferried guests to and from the Goodwood track to the Rolls-Royce headquarters.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.