Goodwood Revival 2009 – A magical step back in time
Goodwood Revival, a magical step back in time to the 1950’s and 60’s.
The big 3 – alongside the Le Mans Classic and the 1000Miglia, the annual Goodwood Revival in the English county of West Sussex is definitely an absolute highlight in the racing world. No circus, no cabaret with masquerades but real racing with classic racing cars on the Earl of March’s historical circuit.
If you have not yet experienced Goodwood, then you are really missing out on something. Hundreds of vintage cars recall the 1940’s and 50’s and allow us to share in the unforgettable triumphs of heroes like Sir Stirling Moss, who celebrated his 80th birthday in grand style this year. All the vehicles that Sir Moss powered during his active years came to pay him tribute, a magnificent spectacle. Renowned brands and models of the calibre of the Maserati 250 F, Jaguar C and D Type, BMW 328, Austin Healey 100S, Aston Martin DB3S – DBR2, Ferrari 250 SWB – GTO and many others turned out for the lap of honour to celebrate Sir Moss. Goodwood paid tribute to one of its last heroes. Happy Birthday to Sir Stirling Moss!
This is certainly not the right place to list racing results but the fact that the cars are driven to their limits is certainly part of Goodwood’s fascination.
The perfect organization, the approach to the circuit perimeter (order tickets in advance as it is not possible to buy them on site), the car parking available – everything speaks for the event’s organizers and the team around Lord March. The period theatre sets make history come to life in the paddocks, at the many stands and among the visitors. It all seems so natural and almost real; not many visitors come to the festival in t-shirts and rucksacks, most come in appropriate period clothing.
Historical airplanes and impressive air-shows provide an additional and appropriately unique and fitting attraction.
“A magical step back in time” in Goodwood again in 2010!
Coming soon: a special story with plenty of pictures, dedicated to the “ladies of Goodwood”…