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Goodwood Revival and Turner Locker Barnfield Revival

Each year there are some real British events taking place throughout the country such as:

Something very traditional – a bit like pasties and/or cream teas.

The Boat Race

The Boat Race

The Boat Race can be compared to the England Vs France in rugby (6 Nations) – playing with the enemy with a strategy to win of course, but keeping that entente cordiale, despite strong tackles and powerful drop goals.

Entente Cordiale

Entente Cordiale

It is always great to see that Britain is keeping some traditions running even with the presence of strong Continental and American influences.

There is also the comeback of vintage: in fashion, cars, interior design too.

Goodwood Revival is exclusively reserved to classic car/bikes lovers and even collectors : keeping a certain class and style too for all these enthusiasts of beautiful machines from a certain era.

Goodwood Revival Fashion and Style

Goodwood Revival Fashion and Style

Dressing with that certain extra touch is rare these days. Not saying that people can’t dress anymore – but the casual style is omnipresent.

It is a bit like Ladies’ Day during Royal Ascot: there is a dress code to make that day a real experience to remember.

…Hats should be worn; a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat…

Ladies' Day at Ascot

Ladies’ Day at Ascot

The vintage spirit and good fun is spreading towards the Southwest of England where Turner Locker Barnfield is planning on 7th September 2014 an event based on the legendary Goodwood Revival.

Turner Locker Barnfield Revival

Turner Locker Barnfield Revival

A rather pleasing step forward for commercial property consultants covering/providing various services such as:

  • investment property/brokerage,
  • offices to let/offices and shops space,
  • property management,

just to name a few (for more details check their site – or follow their Facebook page and/or twitter stream).

It could almost be seen as a concept and interesting project to attract a passionate¬† crowd – particularly “petrol heads” into central Exeter, which has been booming since the opening of John Lewis and the forthcoming IKEA superstore.

There is something slightly similar just on the outskirts of the city: Powderham Castle Historic Vehicles Gathering– which has be running for many years – but not exactly with all these details which brings the revival vibes.

Devonshire attracts a lot of tourists because of the beautiful seaside and landscape such as the Jurassic Coast. With the potential addition of a Classic Car & Bike reunion, it will give this special cachet to that region and without a doubt a boost to visit/discover that County which has been badly damaged during Winter storms.

Goodwood Revival has been successful for years.

Turner Locker Barnfield is not trying to compete but to re-create something with the same vision on a regional scale.

It will be exciting to see how it goes and to check the local press coverage/reports and certainly colourful pictures.

However, if vehicles aren’t your cup of tea there is also Velo Vintage (or The Tweed Run of the Southwest).


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