With a dissected Rolls-Royce having its bodywork hand-rolled and repaired, the whole scene harks back to an artisanal world, perfectly reflecting the contemporary ‘Revive & Thrive’ ethos of the 2022 Goodwood Revival.
Within the wider display, there is also a pair of 1930s Frazer Nash BMWs, the pre-eminent sports cars of the day, that would win international events such as the Mille Miglia. Finally, a couple of BMW Dixis – the first car made by BMW, a variant of the Austin 7 built under license – are included as the Revival this year celebrates the small, accessible car’s 100th anniversary.
All-in-all, the March Motor Works presented by BMW is a rabbit-hole of quirky, engaging, thought-provoking history and automobilia that requires a keen eye and a bit of healthy digging to unearth all of its significant authenticity and quality.
Photography by Joe Harding, Peter Summers and Toby Whales.