Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates 2017 Goodwood Revival

BY Marcus Lim

A significant presence for Rolls-Royce at the legendary motor circuit

Over the past weekend, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated the 2017 Goodwood Revival, the annual historic race meeting held at Goodwood Circuit. The centerpiece of the event was the March Motor Works, a space that combined creativity with nostalgia as car workshops of old were recreated.

Renamed the ‘Gordon Galleries’ this year, it was set up to echo the shopping arcades of central London in the 1950s, and included a period Rolls-Royce showroom which recaptured the atmosphere of Rolls-Royce’s glamorous premises in London’s West End during the period.

Within the showroom sat a 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Extended Wheelbase bodied by Freestone & Webb, looking elegant in black with a red interior. Representing Rolls-Royce on the circuit itself was a 1966 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine coachbuilt by James Young – this car was also part of the Course Director’s entourage, which gave invited guests an opportunity to experience Rolls-Royce’s legendary ‘magic carpet ride’. 

An exclusive fleet of contemporary Rolls-Royce motor cars was also showcased in the Goodwood area during the Revival weekend, conveying invited VIP guests in luxury from the Company’s manufacturing plant and head office to the track.