My how time flies, the wife and I went to The Goodwood Revival classic motor racing meeting a month ago and I have only just found time to quickly put up a few photos from the weekend.
Thursday started with our drive down to West Sussex in our 1947 Mk VI Bentley and to go to Goodwood House to watch the annual cricket match and to meet friends.
In the evening we booked into the rather splendid Old Railway Station hotel in Petworth where we have been staying for some many years, great fun as the bedrooms are converted railway carriages.
Dashing off to the Badgers Pub next door to meet friends and have a fabulous night, then finally to bed.
Friday morning and off to the circuit and a quick visit to Bonhams auction, sadly there was nothing within my price range! I seem to remember the Bugatti was priced in millions.
The rather splendid W O Bentley was somewhat more reasonably estimated.
Back to The Badgers for grub, quite a few drinks and a fabulous time chatting with friends again.
Saturday and off to the circuit to spend the day flitting between The March Enclosure, The Members Enclosure and the multiplicity of shopping outlets for vintage clothes and other things.
There was a fabulous WW2 display which stretched the entire length of the straight, very impressive.
More of the same on Sunday including a quick visit to the paddock which was next on the agenda.
As a Bentley owner and member of the Bentley Drivers Club the highlight of the racing weekend for me was the stunning vintage Bentley race, sadly I was too engrossed during the race to take a photo but here they after they finished.
The weather during the weekend was wonderful which helped to make this one of the better Goodwood Revivals we have had, however I always think the thing that makes the weekend is the time spent with friends. I must say I’m looking forward to next year already!
About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin
I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent.
Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work.
I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise.
I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013.
My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie.
I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes.
I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage.
My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Joe-Wells/e/B06XKWFQHT/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
That Bugatti is a trifle ostentatious for me!
They are quite small in real life and are wonderful art deco designs.
What a pleasant way to spend a weekend.
Yes, it is a fabulous weekend.
This sounds like a fantastic occasion. I love the idea of staying in a converted railway carriage.
They are fun to stay in.