I have had a protracted silence at this end only because I have been on a bit of a whirlwind roller coaster ride, with lots of travelling, events and photo shoots to manage, combined with a horrid cough that, while I soldiered on, threatened to KILL Mr Wolf. As we all know Man Flu is deadly.
On top of that the car, our purple work horse, is on its last legs and had me stranded for 2.5 hours one cold and stormy night because it stopped, like, HAVING GEARS! Arrgghh! Ok ok, it wasn't THAT bad, as after all, I had a buddy with me, Big Pete (you might have danced with him) and the pub was just around the corner...and we got to ride in a tow truck.
Anyhoo, we are starting to recover and I have lots to catch you up on, so hopefully I will get through some of them this week. For now I just want to remind Brit based vintage lovers about the Goodwood Revival this coming weekend.
John and I in matching outfits (fluke) by our matching car (imaginary)
There is nothing else like it in the WORLD, where you can see vintage motorcars racing each other. The whole site is built up to be pre 1966 (the year that cars are deemed "classic"). A lot of people put in some effort to dress up, usually from 1930s - 1960s and some purposely match their cars! (You can see we had to "borrow" some matching cars!)
Mr Wolf with dream car
besides the dressing up and dancing (our fave combo), there are great bands, lots of roving comedy acts, lots of great things to look at, buy and consume.
Sheri about to get cuffed and clobbered
We used to go even before we ran the stall and 2005 was I think, my favourite year (probably because we were not working - so no surprise there!). These pics are from then, with our good friends Sheri and John.
Some of the dancing, including Tony and Jackie from Rye Bal Swing
If you do come, you can go all out with the outfit, if you choose to. Because of the "racing" element a bit of extra finery doesn't look out of place. You can see that we are in the full get-up, and loving every minute of it. My hat is actually sporting yellow buttons I sewed on, because I wanted a polka-dot look!
always a bit of a tart!
If you do go, come and see us. We have our pitch by Gate 14 and would love to see you!