September 20, 2021 By C! Magazine Staff

2021 Goodwood Revival revels in motoring spirit of the past

For three glorious days, from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September, the 2021 Goodwood Revival celebrated the engineering expertise, camaraderie, and resourcefulness of previous generations. After a year away due to the pandemic, spectators, mechanics, and competitors flocked to the West Sussex countryside to create this magical step back in time, with every one of the 50,000 visitors each day playing their role in honoring motoring traditions.

The Goodwood Revival forms an integral part of Rolex’s relationship with motorsport which Moss parades and highlighting the importance of reflecting on the past at the Goodwood Revival, he says:

“Memory lane is a wonderful route to travel and the Revival does it perfectly – it continues to remember all those who are dear to it, just look at the incredibly fitting memorial for Sir Stirling Moss this weekend. The Duke of Richmond recognizes the significance of the past, and its effect on the present.”

Rolex testimonee Sir Jackie Stewart at the 2021 Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival is more than the legendary machines and iconic heroes that grace the circuit; the nostalgic carnival atmosphere off-track captures the imagination of all who attend. Visitors both young and old are immersed in the lifestyle of previous generations and encouraged to experience the revive and thrive mindset of our predecessors. New to the event this year was the “make do and mend” area and the Dig for Victory allotment at Woodcote, embodying the essence of Goodwood. The evocative outfits, in varying colors, styles, and fabrics, created an unparalleled scene witnessed nowhere else in the motorsport world.

Atmosphere at the Goodwood Revival

The Duke of Richmond brought this year’s proceedings to a close on Sunday evening hosting the prize-giving ceremony from the Race Control balcony. To mark the spirit of the event and all those who participate, Rolex rewarded the Driver of the Meeting with an Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41. Taking the honors this year was Phil Keen following victory in the Whitsun Trophy and admirable performances in a number of other races. He says:

“I feel very lucky to be able to drive cars at Goodwood, I think I might have been born in the wrong era. I’m shocked to have won this award and a Rolex watch, I’m absolutely lost for words and I can’t thank enough those who have helped prepare the cars and support me.”

At the Goodwood Revival, everyone in attendance contributes to making this event unique and in doing so ensures that motoring traditions are preserved for generations to come. Rolex supports this quest to momentarily stop the clock and appreciate the engineering know-how and lifestyle of yesteryear.

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