Starting on the 7th until the 9th September, the 20th Goodwood Revival celebrates the great era of motor racing after the war from 1948 to 1966. Initiated in 1998 by the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March), today it the world’s largest historical motor racing event with a completely unique atmosphere. Even the backdrops and clothing of the spectators correspond to that great age in which, once in a while, small garage owners could challenge famous brands to a duel. With often astonishing results.
The BMW Group Classic, of course, contributed some real highlights. Alongside a speedy Gran Turismo like the BMW 503, the Roll Royce Silver Cloud III from the movie “Blow Up” was shown. Visitors were also able to marvel at another movie star, the Mini Cooper S, which was seen next to Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in “A Shot in the Dark”. Above all, however, the spotlight was on a white BMW 507, once driven on the German motorways by “The King” Elvis Presley during his military service there. The remarkable discovery in a barn in California has long since been restored to its original splendour.