Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Vintage At Goodwood

I was a very lucky lady when asked to help assist Miss Libertarian in having stall time fun at Vintage At Goodwood!

Jayne, Al and I had a Vintabulous time, Reliving times we knew, reliving times of our parents, reliving times of our grandparents, reliving times to be remembered.
The Torch Club Tanquoray Lounge was my favourite place to be, Offering dance classes and wonderful entertainment from sultry songstrels, beautiful bands and burlesque beauties.
The Demon Drome was one of my highlights. Started in the 1920s , these 21 century wild cats gave us a taste of what was, whizzing around on their vintage motorbikes performing tricks with such ease at such a speed. Not one member of the crowd was bored and as their bikes flung up the walls towards us the adrenaline surged through us all!

The high street was designed with pop up shops, which included a cinema and a hair salon. The clock at the centre of the street had small bands peacefully plucking away the soundtrack to our shopping spree
I took a few too many photos of cars, trucks and caravans, it turns out im a bit of a pervert. Of course, if you are too just say the word and I can post more of my collection ;)

I met a few bloggers too! A lovely man, that takes lovely pictures you can catch at the real f stop. Also in my tired, sunday haze I realized that I was watching The lovely Tuppence Ha'penny dance in the torch club, so pounced on her as soon as she resumed her place back at the side of the dancefloor!
The next few photos take some explaining! I met Fleur de Guerre! I saw her around the festival and wondered if I should commend her on her beautiful pin up work and blog, but I always saw her when the time wasn't right. For example, putting things together for her style show or in the port-a-loos (I sound like a stalker, dont I?) but then on Sunday I passed her outside the torch club and knew it was my chance for a chat! Sadly it wasn't much of a chat for I was embarrassingly star struck! she was ever so sweet when I gushed about her splendid work (next few lines deleted as I realize I am doing it again)
I felt like a little dumpy troll next to this tall, elegant swan! she was very grascious and told me she had just won the Silver cravat at the chap olympiad, Huzzah!
I have posted both these photos because her beautiful hair is chopped out of the first and I look slightly evil in giggling at how short I am in the second. I wouldn't want my readers to think that of me.

Any way, shine ya shoes guvnor?
I love the colours in this shot, I couldnt resist.
Strawberries and meringes , mmm...
Bugsy Malone, anyone?
A lovely swing teacher who taught me how to make to left feet into a complete pair

Does anyone else fancy ice cream and strawberry syrup after looking at this?

What an adorable family!

My favourite photo of the weekend! No 21st century in sight, bliss.

Stay tuned for more Vintage at Goodwood! Yes More film To be developed! And, if you were there, i'd love it if you'd link me up to your Goodwood related posts!

Cheers Guys and Dolls! xo

Photos Courtesy of Jayne Libertarian and Myself


  1. Ah bless you doll! What a lovely thing to say! Cheered me right up after the torrents of abuse I've had this week on my blog! Thanks for linking to your blog - I am now subscribing! Lovely photos too - unlike what some people might think, I am very glad you had a lovely time xx

  2. PS dumpy troll my eye! You looked smashing x

  3. Great post and a lovely blog...I'm so glad
    I've dropped in. Love your photos...that gorgeous cream and strawberry rig was at the Hayride too and I got slightly obsessed with taking pictures of it! You've got the sunniest smile ever! x

  4. Glad your feeling better, Fleur.
    Thank you very much Ivy :) shall be popping by your blog now xo

  5. nice photos ^^ i like your dress u look very pretty and it looked like a fun time ^^

  6. Great blog! Fab photos & you were so right to add the ones just cos you loved the colours!

  7. Thanks for following! You are such a cutie. I loved this post so much, I've read quite a few poor reviews of Vintage at Goodwood and am delighted the find a blog where someone had a great time. It sure looks a fab way to spend a weekend. I'm following! x

  8. I can understand how others felt let down by the festival if they had paid for a ticket or a stall . However I was there for free and had two fabulous people with me, and when they had to man the stall I just took myself to the Tanquoray lounge, for dancing is the best medicine. Anyway, my mother has always taught me that bored people are boring ;) xo