Thursday, 18 September 2014

Goodwood Revival 2014

Last Sunday, my boyfriend and I attended the Goodwood Revival.  You may remember I blogged about the 2012 Revival here. 

As the weather looked like it was going to be somewhat unsettled for the Sunday, I decided not to wear the outfit that I had originally planned and went with a different outfit which you have already seen on this blog here.  So this post is more about the event rather than my outfit (although I did choose some different accessories to go with the dress this time!)

This year's event was bigger and better than 2012!!  As I didn't attend the 2013 event, I do not know if the changes made were present last year or were new to this year.  For instance, the "Over the Road" area was much bigger and they made more of a feature of the Car Show.  There were just so many cars that we didn't get to see all of them!

Pretty much my favourite car colour!
There was also a dedicated 1950s area this year (which I don't recall there being in 2012) which had hot rods, airstream food vendors and a stage with Rock 'n' Roll bands playing.  Despite our intentions to do some jiving during the day, we were just too tired from all the walking/ standing that we didn't get to do any!

I also managed to meet up with my friends Vicki and Nicky who went for the day.  Vicki runs the awesome vintage shop This is Vintage in Bournemouth.

When I went in 2012, the planes were behind the fence in the airfield but this year you could get up close and touch them!  This was definitely one of the highlights of the day!  You often see classic cars at events but you don't normally get to see these types of planes, so it was good to get some photos!

Another minty dream machine!

And as with 2012, I managed to get to the Best Dressed Finals but did not win...

You can see fellow Vintage blogger Alex from The Forties Floozy in front of me during the parade!

Photo taken from the Goodwood Revival website

Photo taken by Men's File photographer Matt Hind (my serious face is also my moody face!)

All in all, it was a great day out!  My legs hurt so much by the end of the day (I changed in to ballet flats at lunch time but even that didn't really help) - there is just so much walking around and not many places to sit down and relax!  You may also be surprised to hear that I did not even look at any vintage clothes shops!  There were a lot of vendors but I really couldn't be bothered to sift through racks of vintage when there was so much more to see and do.  My boyfriend also enjoyed his first Revival so I think we will probably go next year.

I would love to know if you went to this year's event or have been to previous events!


  1. I saw your photo up on the We Heart Vintage blog and had to see if you'd posted about the event. Everyone looks so amazing! I know there are some big vintage events here in the US (Viva Las Vegas, of course, is huge), but I feel like they're all out on the west coast. I guess that's a benefit of living in a smaller country - more people can just drive to an event like this, rather than having to fly.
    I love your outfit, and it's no surprise you were one of the best dressed.

    1. Thanks :) I am pretty lucky that the good vintage events here are less than a 3 hour drive away!

  2. looks like a fun event! i still love this dress on you!

    1. Yes this is easily one of my favourite dresses and so easy to wear!

  3. Wonderful look and it seems like it was such a fun event! Red, white, and blue ensembles are always fantastic- so put together and classic! The picture of all the vintage ladies lined up is like an amazing time warp photo! :-)

    1. There are about 50,000 people at Goodwood each day of the weekend and most people do make some sort of vintage effort so it is a bit like a time warp!