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Another strange year
With no Revival Meeting in 2020 due to COVID and a heavily restricted one in 2021, this year was another unusual edition. Due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the country was in ten days of mourning, so the atmosphere at the 2022 Revival was much more solemn than usual. Fortunately, the event did manage to go on without restrictions and served as a great tribute to the Queen, who had a soft spot for all things mechanical and as fervent horse racing enthusiast had also been a frequent visitor to the nearby Goodwood Racecourse.
The 2022 edition of the Goodwood Revival Meeting included all the familiar features with appropriately attired visitors, star drivers and riders, great races and beautiful blue skies throughout the weekend. Our photographers were back at the Goodwood Motor Circuit for the first time since 2019 and have captured all races and parades in this 180-shot gallery.

Anniversary celebrations
One of the things the Goodwood Revival does best is paying tribute to important anniversaries. This year, the event marked 60 years since Graham Hill won his first World Championship with BRM and the 75th anniversary of Ferrari. Headlining the Hill tribute was the very BRM P578 he used in to win three Grands Prix during the 1962 season. Brought over from the Collier Automotive Museum, it was demonstrated on all three days by Hill's son Damon, who is a World Champion himself. He lead a colourful and diverse parade of cars raced by Graham Hill during his long career.
The Ferrari tribute was equally impressive with a great selection of single seaters, sports cars and GT racers produced in Maranello. Quite a few of these were also seen in action during the weekend but the most precious ones were out in the three parades only. These included four from the formidable Sir Anthony Bamford stable; two 250 GTOs, one 250 TR and the reconstruction of the Ferrari-Lancia D50.

Racing into the sunset
Among the most famous period events at Goodwood were the three nine-hour races run during the early 1950s. These races are celebrated in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy, held at sunset on Friday evening. This is a one-hour, two-driver race for early 1950s sports cars like the Jaguar C-Type, Aston Martin DB3S and Ferrari 750 Monza. Pole position was for the Cooper T33 Jaguar shared by Guy Harman and Nick Finburgh. During the race, however, it was the pairing of Fred Wakeman and Sam Hancock who came out on top, beating a sister C-Type of Nigel Webb and John Young.
On Saturday, there was a second one-hour, two driver race running close to sunset; the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy for early 1960s, closed cockpit GTs. The vast grid featured Jaguar E-Types, Ferrari 250 GTs and early Cobras, driven by the likes of Jenson Button, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Emanuele Pirro. The most striking car of the field, a metallic purple AC Shelby Cobra 'Dragonsnake' turned out to be the quickest of all. Shared by owner Mike Whitakar and touring-car ace Andrew Jordan, it won the race from pole position.

RAC TT Trophy
Traditionally the blue ribbon race of the Goodwood Revival Meeting is the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration race for mid-1960s GT racers. The grid boasted further developed E-Types, 289-powered Cobras, several Corvettes and also a pair of Porsche 904s. Before the race, all eyes were on the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight owned and entered by Formula 1 design legend Adrian Newey. Due to be raced by his son Harrison and Jenson Button, it reportedly spent time in the Red Bull Racing wind-tunnel some years ago. Starting second with Button at the helm, it indeed proved blisteringly fast. He had built up a lead of over 20 seconds before his mandatory pit-stop. Shortly after Harrison Newey had taken over, the gearbox failed and the car ground to a hold. This left a more equal playing field to vie for victory. A consistent drive from Gordon Shedden Andrew Smith in a lovely Cobra with period racing history was rewarded with victory. Wakeman was on the podium again, placing second in his Lister Costin Coupe that he shared with Tom Kristensen. In the final results, the famous 'CUT 7' Jaguar of Richard Meins and Rob was classified third.

Further highlights
There also was great racing throughout the weekend with some truly epic battles. The most hotly disputed race was perhaps the Sussex Trophy for late 1950s sports cars. It started off as a close fight between David Hart in Lister and Sam Hancock in a Ferrari 246 Dino. After the Ferrari had an uncharacteristic retirement due to overheating issues, it was James Cottingham who seized the initiative and snatched the win in his Tojeiro engined Jaguar.
A multiple winner in the past, Mark Gillies had his work cut out in Dick Shipworth's ERA R3A for the Goodwood Trophy. Starting ninth on the grid, he saw a great comeback drive rewarded with another win.
In the Glover Trophy, there was another dominant performance by Andy Middlehurst with the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 25. Early in the race, he had some opposition from Joe Colasacco in the glorious Ferrari 1512 F1 but after the Italian gearbox got stuck in third gear, Middlehurst could score his eighth win in the Glover Trophy.
A particularly popular win was scored by Ed Foster in the all-MG B Lavant Cup. He is usually busy interviewing drivers for the television coverage of the event but he also proved to be a particularly talented driver and scored a victory in what was a very messy race.

Final thoughts
Despite the circumstances, it was great to be back at Goodwood. Hosted by the 10th Duke of Richmond, the event seems to improve with every edition. This year, it was particularly great to see racing legends like Scott Dixon and Jimmie Johnson make their Goodwood debut. All the action from the weekend can be seen in our class-by-class 180-shot gallery.

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Report by Wouter Melissen and images by Wouter Melissen and Pieter Melissen for Ultimatecarpage.com