Goodwood Revival: Rainy start fails to dampen spirits

DAY one of Goodwood Revival 2013 has kicked off with a host of practice runs on the track, an aerial display and some glamorous outfits.

Friday is traditionally a warm-up for the weekend on the track with practice runs for the Goodwood Trophy, Madgwick Cup, Chichester Cup and a host of others all taking place today.

Goodwood Revival. Photo by Adam Beresford

Goodwood Revival. Photo by Adam Beresford

Off the track, an overcast start and some heavy showers failed to deter visitors who have flocked to the event in period costumes.

And, in the air, the crowds were treated to displays by vintage aircraft. First to arrive was a Supermarine Spitfire and a Mustang P-51D which performed a close aerial display before they were joined by other aircraft to fly over the track.

Some of today’s results so far include:

Qualifying race one, Freddie March Memorial Trophy, 1st Hancock/Ziegler in a Jaguar C-type with a time of 1:47.767, 2nd Buncombe/Young, 1:48.717, 3rd Blakeney-Edward/Cussons, 1:50.101;

Qualifying race two, Goodwood Trophy, 1st Mark Gillies, ERA A-type R2A, 1:48.332, 2nd Paddins Dowling, ERA B-type R10B, 1:48.824, 3rd David Morris, ERA B-type R11B, 1:50.216;

Qualifying race three, Madgwick Cup, 1st Tony Wood, Lister-Bristol, 1:46.581, 2nd Adrian Van Der Kroft, Cooper-Bristol T22/25, 1:48.965, 3rd Gareth Burnett, Alta Two Seater Sports, 1:50.364;

Qualifying race four, Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, 1st Grant/Johnson, MV Agusta 500/3, 1:30.219, 2nd Russell/Rutter, Norton Manx 500, 1:30.366, 3rd Donald/English, Matchless G50, 1:31.720.

The first race, the Freddie March Memorial Trophy, will take place tonight from 6.15pm.