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Goodwood Revival, September 2010 - West Sussex

PUBLISHED: 12:46 15 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:43 20 February 2013

Goodwood Revival, September 2010 - West Sussex

Goodwood Revival, September 2010 - West Sussex

Every September some of the most magnificent vintage racing cars in the world roll on to the starting line at Goodwood's motor circuit during the popular Revival event...


Every September some of the most magnificent vintage racing cars in the world roll on to the starting line at Goodwoods motor circuit during the popular Revival event. An enormous amount of hard work goes into ensuring these cars hurtle around the track and dont just come to a spluttering halt after the first lap.

Phlip Venables and his wife Barbara live on Goodwood estate and have been immersed in the mechanics of historic racing for years. Philip looks after many cars but is on hand to check them before they go out on to championship tracks all over Europe. Le Mans Classic, Monaco Historic, Mille Miglia Italy, Silverstone Classic and, of course, the Goodwood Revival to name a few. He is also one of the three eligibility supervisors at the Revival. Each car that goes out on to the track at the event will have been thoroughly checked by Philip or one of his colleagues. He is preparing an Australian 1961 Nota for this years Revival which will race in the Chichester Cup. At the end of the day what makes a car successful is thorough preparation. Taking the body work off, going through it end to end, checking every safety aspect and that there are no inherent problems. Says Philip.
Coming from a competitive background, his family owned a boat yard in Sydney harbour,

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