Rolls-Royce Host Historic Replica Show at Goodwood

By Paul Joseph

Rolls-Royce marked the 21st edition of the Goodwood Revival this weekend with a display that took visitors on a journey back in time to the glamorous world of the 1950s.

For the 2019 Goodwood Revival, the March Motor Works were transformed into a replica of the marque’s motor show stand of the period.

The centrepiece was an example of the company’s pinnacle product of the Revival period, the 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I two-door drophead coupé. Finished in Black and Red with a matching hood, the car is one of just a handful crafted by coachbuilder H. J. Mulliner.

Rolls-Royce were represented on the legendary motor circuit throughout the event by a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II long wheelbase saloon. Finished in Sage Green over Smoke Green, this four-door limousine formed part of the Course Director’s entourage.

Invited guests had the opportunity to experience the marque’s defining ‘magic carpet ride’ in surroundings where the only audible sound was, famously, the ticking of the mechanical dashboard clock.

Throughout the weekend, visitors were also able to see cars from today’s Rolls-Royce model families, with a specially-selected fleet convoying invited VIPs to the Revival from the nearby Home of Rolls-Royce.

The 2019 Goodwood Revival ran from 13-15 September.

By Paul Joseph