The Goodwood Revival has become one of the premier vintage racing events in the world, and a bucket-list entry for any car guy. Today our passenger cars have traction control, stability control, direct injection (or at least fuel injection), disc brakes, etc. Many of these things are taken for granted, but have all been included in modern cars to make them safer, more powerful, and more efficient. It seems that in the last 20 years, there has been more innovation with respect to cars than in the previous 80. The thing many people are noticing, though, is that with many of these complex systems which are supposed to make our cars better, there is a loss of connection to the car. There has been a renewed interest in vintage cars, because they offer a direct connection between the driver and the car. Everything was manual and mechanical, so you could actually feel what was happening. This is just one of the reasons events like the Goodwood Revival has exploded in poularity (not to mention the fact that most people dress in period post-war attire). While most of us will likely never get to drive race cars like these, Goodwood has been kind enough to release come in-car videos of some of these vintage racers. Enjoy, and let us know what you think!!
About Jerry Horton 35 Articles
I'm not going to pretend someone is writing a bio for me. Here I am. For those who don't know, I play guitar in Papa Roach. Since before I started dreaming of being a rockstar, I was dreaming about cars. My dad made me this way. Before I was born, he had a green 1972 Camaro. He did autocross when I was too young to know what was going on, and when I got a little older, he built a VW Beetle by himself in the carport. We would go to drag races in that car, and he would take down Mustangs and Camaros, much to their astonishment and horror. He took me to Top Fuel drag races in Sonoma, local drags at Sacramento Raceway, and I loved it. I was hooked. When it came time for me to get a car, he asked me if I wanted something older that we could work on, or something newer that would be a little more reliable. I told him I'd like an older car, and he said he found a 62 Chevy Nova with a 350. I was obviously excited, and 2 days later, he told me he had reconsidered. He said it was too much power for me, and ended up getting me a 1987 Mustang. 4 cylinder. I was extremely disappointed, and didn't want to talk to him for a while, but in the end it was the right decision. I drove that thing like an idiot, and ended up getting in 5 accidents (One was my fault). Fast-forward to the year 2000, and our first major record blows up, which allows me to get my dream car. The Dodge Viper. At the time it came out, the Viper was viewed as the modern-day Cobra; a motor with wheels. It scared the crap out of me, but over the years, I was able to show it respect, and get a lot out of it. Now, here we are. I created DriveKulture initially because the guys in my band aren't car guys. I needed an outlet; a place to share my ideas and opinions about new cars, sports cars, and kustom cars (yes that's custom with a "K"). I now see DriveKulture as not only a place where my car friends and I can interact, but also as a place for education. For a long time, I had pre-conceived notions about certain cars, and couldn't understand why someone would want them. In reading articles and talking with owners, I can see that they have slightly different tastes than I do, but their passion for cars are the same. I want to expose people to different types of cars, and try and convey what makes these different kinds of cars great. Welcome to DriveKulture.