Goodwood Revival 2011

I’m back from attending the Revival – a long drive home, reaching Birmingham around 10.30pm.

High point of the weekend for most must have been the ‘squadron scramble’ which saw TEN Spitfires take off, display in formation and then all land – a fantastic sight and an awesome sound from the nine Merlin, and one Griffon, engines.

There were FOUR J-types on site: 5003 NX, Hardy Engineering’s 221 EMF, custom van 344 CNM, and LVJ 61 in Kenwood’s livery. Over the next couple of days there will be a new page for the event, so if anyone out there has photos to add, please submit them by contacting via the ‘contact us’ facility at the bottom of each page.

More from Down Under!

J/R 4875 the ex John Beaton van #1 after making an 1800 kilometre (1125 mile) journey from Victoria to Queensland last Easter has been to the ‘exfoliant beautician’ (sandblasters) and is now ready for some metal work.  Michael Freeman, who owned Kelly Ashton’s ex Lorraine Dry Cleaners J type in his youth has started this project with the intention of doing it once, doing it well.  The only way to approach long term restoration. This van, which has an original steel floor and early shock absorber mountings is set to be a great addition to the almost 50 known J types in Australia.  We will be watching this project closely.

Peter Bateman