Porsche at Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is without doubt one of the world’s finest diary dates for those with a passion for the past and historic motor racing. The pre-1966 action on track is fast and frantic, but away from the aroma of oil and fuel at the trackside there is plenty more to see. An entirely immersive vintage experience, Goodwood’s trade stands are as authentically dressed as the people who occupy them, and Porsche Classic presented one such environment.
For the weekend of Revival, Porsche Classic recreated an authentic 1960s workshop within which it showcased its wares, with a special focus on the first series-production model of 356. On show were body and engine parts from a 356, designed to highlight how Porsche Classic can help with the restoration of such classics. Its latest addition to an already comprehensive range of parts include brake drums for the 356 A.
Sticking with the 356 theme came a pair of such cars which featured prominently in the display. An unrestored pre-1952 split screen car was a customer vehicle due to undergo a full restoration in the coming years. The second fully restored vehicle was a later car with a centre-creased windscreen, this car was on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and helped to offer a neat ‘before and after’ restoration juxtaposition.
Over the course of the event, experts from Zuffenhausen applied tin plating to various body panels, and started-up an overhauled four-cylinder engine from a 1965 356 several times. Naturally there were further fully restored cars on display too; a 911 S featured in a special air-conditioned glass container at the ‘over the road’ parking area for classic cars, and there were many privately owned Porsches on show driven to the event by those in attendance. The atmosphere and spectacle of Goodwood Revival really is tough to beat…