Five things to see and do at the Goodwood Revival
This weekend's Goodwood Revival promises to be the best yet with a stellar line-up of famous machinery.
And as any Revival-goer will know, it's not just about the cars – but the whole shebang. From planes to vintage clothing, visitors really are taken back in time to a magical era pre-1966 when Goodwood was in vogue as a motor racing venue.
There's a mouth-watering assortment of car and motorbike racing over the three days. Arguably the most eagerly anticipated is the Freddie March Memorial Trophy which this year celebrates 60 years since the first Nine Hour endurance race in 1952. This year the race will motor on into the evening meaning there'll be plenty of twilight action.
The RAC Earls Court Motor Show
With its dramatic Art Deco facade, the Earls Court Motor Show is not to be missed. Inside there will be displays from a handful of car manufacturers who'll be showing off cars from the present (1950s) and the future (2012) as well as a concours d'elegance dedicated to the British sports car.
Look to the skies
Marking Goodwood's days as an RAF airfield during the war, there will be plenty of air displays involving scrambling Spitfires, Hurricanes and Mustangs. But there's also the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours d'elegance and spectators will be able to get up close with a Catalina, Supermarine Seafire and many more special planes.
Fancy taking a break from the machinery? Then why not take a stroll down the Revival High Street? Tesco's replica supermarket returns this year selling Opal Fruits and Smith's Salt 'n' Shake crisps, and Kenwood, De Longhi, Bates Hats and Biba shops. Forgotten to bring your trilby hat? There'll be plenty of stalls in the Revival Market selling retro clothing to help you rid yourself of modern denim and trainers.
The Revival also extends over the road where you'll find a Victory Street party, live music and a traditional fun fair. Not your type of thing? Pop into the Revival Car Show where there will be a fantastic display of pre-1973 cars. The joy of this display is that they're the cars driven to the Revival by the spectators - so they will be a mixture of Morris Minors and Rolls-Royces.