VIDEO: Goodwood Revival

Take cover, the heavens have opened!

The umbrellas were out in force today (Sunday, September 18) after threats of a few rain showers over the Revival weekend came true.

This delayed the much-anticipated flights of 14 spitfires - knocked down to ten because of the bad weather.

It was the first time a flight of this kind had happened at Goodwood since the second world war - a sight for all of Chichester and the surrounding area to see.

The ten spitfires took to the skies as a fitting tribute to the 75th anniversary of this most-celebrated craft.

This was only one of the key events to take place over the three-day Revival.

In the cup races Duncan Fitchett and Jeremy McWilliams finished fourth in the second part of the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy race, but they were always going to win overall on aggregate after yesterday’s brilliant showing.

And Gary Pearson streaked to his ninth Goodwood win with victory in today’s Richmond Trophy race.

The historic star was on epic form aboard the ex-Jo Bonnier BRM P25, building up a huge lead by the end of the opening lap of the 25-lap race for front-engined Grand Prix cars.

These were among several races which took place at the weekend.

For more coverage see this week’s Observer.