The Goodwood Revival Meeting, one of the highlights in the increasingly busy yearly calendar of historic car events, took place in its traditional surroundings from 3rd to 5th September 2004.
The Goodwood race track, opened in 1948 and closed in the mid-sixties for racing due to security issues, has had the unique chance to survive in its initial stage – basically because of this closure – and is today the perfect setting for historic car events. One of the charms of Goodwood is that the majority of participants dress up in historic clothes.
There is no doubt that one of this years central points of attraction was the Bugatti display. A Bugatti sales area had been set up following traditional “workshop architecture” from the twenties and the thirties. And amidst other Bugattis the company owned Bugatti Royale was the unquestioned highlight. As a special surprise for the enthusiastic public this famous Royale made a couple of appearances on the circuit between races – and even Lord March, the organiser of the event, and his wife could not resist the temptation to have a ride in this magnificent car.