Back in September, 1954, Goodwood Motor Circuit hosted a most unusual event. As Stuart Seager reported in ‘Autosport’ the following weekend: “Goodwood road racing circuit has never witnessed such a spectacle. The paddock that has housed Ferraris and Maseratis, Connaughts and Coopers, all as new as tomorrow, was last Saturday invaded by hundreds of strange vehicles steeped in history and wax polish.
Doug Nye: The real first Goodwood Revival was in 1954!
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.