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Northern Group’s Guy Loveridge Joins Goodwood Revival Commentary Team

If you’re making the long trip down to this weekend’s Goodwood Revival, or even just watching the event on the live streams, you’ll likely recognise the dulcet tones of a Northern Group member as our very own Guy Loveridge will join the event’s commentary team.

For those unfamiliar with the Revival, it’s essentially a celebration of the Goodwood Circuit’s heyday from the end of World War 2 until the world’s racing cars became too fast for the course in the mid-1960s.

Accordingly the Revival hosts races for vehicles across a number of classes dating from 1948 through to 1966, and some of the most expensively assembled grids anywhere in the world — both in terms of cars and their drivers who often include ex-F1 and Le Mans stars.

The flagship race, the Kinrara Trophy, features a field that could have lined up at any blue riband race in the 1960s, with both original and replica Ferrari 250 GT, GTO, and LM models, the famous GT SWB “Breadvan”, Jaguar E-Types, AC Cobras, and the occasional Aston Martin DB4GT.

Many attendees also get into the swing of things in terms of dress, with in-era fashions the standard attire. That, as you might expect from the image above, includes Guy who is a veteran of the Revival and attending his 24th event this year.

At the suggestion of the then-Earl of March, the Duke of Richmond, via Historic Racing Drivers Club founder Julius Thurgood, Guy formed part of a period police force at the Revival — the Goodwood Revival Runners — in 2001, and has been the Chief Superintendent ever since.

He’s also raced three times at the Revival, all in Connaughts, following in the footsteps of a predecessor who raced at the circuit in the 1950s in a Triumph TR2. Of course with his son George also being a classic car enthusiast (and NGMW member), we may yet see a third Loveridge racing at the track!

2023 will see Guy making his debut on Goodwood Radio, commentating on the action from the openining cricket match on Thursday through to the final races on Sunday, as well as co-hosting the live radio shows and interviewing drivers.