Post by David Lawson on Dec 10, 2012 3:28:12 GMT -5
I know there are websites with hundreds of pictures of Goodwood but I thought I would post a few of my own photographs from this year's Goodwood Revival where one of the features was the display of Mercedes-Benz and Auto-Union pre-war grand prix cars.
I've seen a couple of these cars displayed previously in single car demonstration runs at historic car meetings but to see what almost amounted to a full grid of these cars circulating on track together and in a superbly recreated pit area in the paddock was a very special experience with the senses bombarded with the sights, sounds and smell of these amazing cars.
This was a very special day and I feel extremely fortunate to have been there to see an event that is very unlikely to be repeated.
Wow David, super photos, Thanks for sharing them with us. If you have more photos, always like to see them. Funny you've mentioned the smell of these cars. I'm just reading the book "Nuvolari" by Christopher hilton (p.136), where he describes the 1935 Nürburg race. And it says that the drivers who caught the exhaust fums of the Mercedes cars screamed for handkerchiefs, because the fuel mixture they used, had the effect that the exhaust fums where like tear gas.
Post by David Lawson on Dec 12, 2012 4:28:09 GMT -5
Nigel and Danny
I'm not sure if I'm going to the Revival in 2013 although I've been about 7 or 8 times I usually have a break of a year or two between events. It was the Silver Arrows that drew me this year and very fortunately a free ticket.
The smell of the cars just after they returned to the paddock and were all sitting there cooling down was fabulous.
Here are a few more pictures which shows the drivers working the cars quite hard even though it was a demonstration race, look at the concentration on the face of Jacky Ickx.