Motorsport is about more than just racing cars driving on the limit. Take the Goodwood Festival of Speed, for example – sure, there are a bunch of really fast cars and bikes driving up and down Lord March’s driveway, but then there’s also the rare and priceless cars taking on the Hillclimb, the aviation display, car auctions, concerts, food, drinks and the fashion.
The Festival of Speed’s sister event, the Goodwood Revival, is another event where the off-track shenanigans rivals the racing action. At the Revival, a condition of entry is dressing in period appropriate attire, which results in a fantastic old school vibe.
Oh, the fashions. Attendees of the Goodwood Revival are invited to take a visit to yesteryear and dress in their finest ensembles to pay tribute to a time when Goodwood Estate was used as a home-away-from-home for foxhunting at the nearby Charlton Hunt, the tea and strawberry shortcake flowed and hats and gloves were a daily essential.
Each day, the finest outfits are invited to participate in the daily Best Dressed Competition. There’s a winner and two runners-up picked for the ladies and for the men, there’s a chance to take home the prize in various categories.
Oxford shoes, bias cuts, pedal pushers, fedoras, waist coats and double breasted suits all makeup the event that’s become as much a part of the Goodwood Revival as the cars themselves.
The racing drivers and teams get into the spirit as well, donning their best retro outfits from the golden era of motorsport.
We went along to the event in London this year to take a walk to the past with the lassies and chaps who graced the grounds. Check out the full gallery above.