Posted October 3, 2012 by Sam in Foodie Chat

Goodwood Revival 2012

GW19Now, I usually enjoy my work, I am business manager for Gav’s photography business and a food writer so what not to like! Sometimes we get the opportunity to do things that we wouldn’t get the chance to do often or at all and then I LOVE my job even more!

We recently attended this amazing event at Goodwood, West Sussex with the pretext of giving some photography training. The tickets were all arranged for us we just had to be suitably attired and be up with the lark!

This event is like a magical time travel trip back to the era of the 1940’s/50’s & 60’s with all the glamour and nostalgia that conjures up.


It is the most popular historical race meeting in the world and is totally unique with a superb vintage twist. There emerges a “class system” which allows you into certain areas only with the appropriate pass/ticket, this I enjoyed enormously as I had most of the passes including being able to view up close & personal the priceless cars in the Paddock and also Grandstand seats right on the dicey chicane!

I would love one of these little Triumphs. Glamcabs straight from Carry on Cabby.


Predominantly cars but also planes and vintage goodies this was a heavenly day out. I even got to meet Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr Bean, Johnny English & Edmond Blackadder) who was racing all over the weekend (see pics below).


Kenwood were there with a fantastic kitchen layout, giving brilliant demos featuring foods & techniques from the era. I especially loved the kitchen system they used. A 1950’s kitchen which, when a switch was flicked turned around to reveal a 1970’s kitchen. I definitely think that could work for me, even better when the kitchen returns it’s all clean & tidy!


I hope the photos tell the story of the day and will just add that I felt like a “proper lady” from start to finish, really must wear red lippy more often…………….♥