With its relaxed, access-all-areas period atmosphere, the Goodwood Revival has long been the best place to meet famous drivers and motor sport personalities. And with four book-signing sessions and an official sculpture handover, you’ve every chance of shaking hands with your hero this weekend.
Goodwood stalwart Sir Stirling Moss and F1 commentating legend Murray Walker will be on hand, along with former F1 racer Desiré Wilson, to sign copies of books covering their epic careers while rock musician and historic racer Nick Mason will be accepting a sculpture on behalf of the Guild of Motoring Writers.
Mason – patron of the GoMW – will be attend a handover of a recently commissioned bust of former GoMW chairman, the late Lord Strathcarron, by visiting South African journalist Andre Loubser with the presentation set to take place outside the Earls Court Motor Show at 3pm on Saturday.
Moss will be on the Porter Press stand in the trade village at 11am and 2:45pm on Saturday, as well as 11:30am and 4pm on Sunday – along with Walker at various times. Both will be available to sign copies of Porter Press’ Scrapbook Series books on the respective stars, while Porter Press is also hoping to host former Jaguar chief development test engineer, Norman Dewis.
Wilson – the only woman driver to win an F1 race – will be meeting her fans from 10-10:45am both days (Saturday in the GRRC enclosure, Sunday at the Goodwood Shop near the circuit entrance) and available to sign autographs and copies of the recently published book, Driven by Desire: The Desiré Wilson Story, which covers her amazing and unique racing career over the past five decades.
And there will be plenty of other celebrity hotshoes out and about at Goodwood this weekend, with the Fordwater Trophy, RAC TT Celebration and St Mary’s Trophy all packing some big names – from Touring Car Champs and BTCC legends to Le Mans winners and rallying greats.
Eight-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen (above, right with Nick Naismith) and four-time WTC champion Andy Priaulx will be in action with BTCC legends John Cleland and Anthony Reid in the St Mary’s, along with Paul Radisich, Darren Tuner, Alec Poole and Patrick Watts.
These tin-top racers will be joined by Scandinavian rallying greats Stig Blomqvist and Rauno Aaltonen, plus former Grand Prix stars Martin Brundle, Emanuele Pirro and Jochen Mass, as well as Le Mans aces Derek Bell, Richard Attwood and Brian Redman – together with Vern Schuppan and Arturo Merzario.