...What a great weekend, though. I did notice lots of groups of people just talking and catching up, never minding the racing. Which seemed funny to me - I sometimes wonder if the cars are incidental....Bruce Moxon
I don't think it's the cars that are incidental, quite to contrary, but the so call racing probably is. The vast majority of those who attend the Revival are tech-heads who love nothing more than viewing and discussing the technical aspects of the cars and swapping lies about past racing exploits. The racing might be of interest to those taking part but by and large it's fairly processional stuff.
That highlights the difference I observed between our Revival and Goodwood. Here there are far too many old farts driving their own pride and joy and really just out for the drive (certainly not all) whereas at Goodwood there was a no holds bared approach with many professional drivers involved. How I would love to see the Mildren Waggot, Yellow Submarine, etc, being driven how Max and KB drove them but failing that, at least on display. How good it was to see Spencer and Smithy have a go in the Brabham Alfa and 49 a couple of Revivals ago.
I think part of the problem is EC or whatever it is now called; it's far too big for many of the cars. I didn't see historics at Oran Park but I would think the circuit layout was far more suitable.
The other aspect I found VERY VERY disappointing was the NON APPEARANCE of several Matich cars for Frank's tribute... Poor show chaps.
That said - 723 sleeps until the the 2014 Revival
PS. Anyone get a photo of Leo next to the 32?