The Goodwood Life


Leaden skies didn’t dampen spirits at this year’s Goodwood Revival – I was there as a guest of Lord and Lady March (Lord M always pulls out all the stops when it comes to exacting period detail; one of my favourite “attractions” this year was the 60s Tesco store, complete with vintage Vimto bottles and Green Shield Stamps at the checkout) and Charles Morgan; although Morgan weren’t racing on this occasion, it was the perfect opportunity to roll out our Horiyoshi III-Morgan “Batmobile” for another airing, and to discuss the progress of a special tailoring project I’ve been working on with Morgan that will be unveiled in October at ‘B.O.B’ otherwise known as ‘Best of Britannia’. I felt that this year’s attendees took their retro stylings to the next level – I was particularly struck by the 50s “stewardesses” in their V-cut dresses, white berets, and pearls, and the lady who wore a car-print dress and fur stole to go with her Fiat 600 Multipla – and it’s always stirring to see the likes of motorsport legend Jochen Mass powering up a resplendent Mercedes Gullwing. Dinner in the March pavilion with Steve Coogan, Rowan Atkinson and Damon Hill was a fine affair, and, while we couldn’t prevail upon Steve to intone “smell my cheese” in his sonorous Partridgian tones, he did look spiffing in his cloth cap.

Messerschmidt and Bike

Morgan and Timothy Everest

Sewing in Label for new Morgan Driving Jacket

Sneaky Peak of Morgan Driving Jacket

Selection of Cars at Goodwood Revivial