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    2009 Goodwood Revival report and gallery ...

    Well over 130,000 enthusiasts traveled to the Goodwood Motor Circuit this weekend to visit the 12th annual Revival meeting. The three-day event provides a small time-capsule where it almost seems like it's the 1950s or '60s all over again. The track is beautifully restored to its original condition and most spectators and participants dress up accordingly. In this atmosphere some of the greatest sports and single-seater racers as well as motorcycles take to the track in fifteen different races. Up in the air vintage planes provide an additional spectacle, highlighted this weekend by two demonstrations of the very loud Avro Vulcan bomber.
    The blue ribbon event on track is the one-hour, two-driver RAC TT Celebration event for 1960 - 1964 GT cars. The grid, valued at around 150 million pounds, consisted of several Ferrari GTOs, Shelby Cobras, Aston Martin DB4 GTs and Lightweight Jaguar E-Types. Assigned to drive these valuable machines were the likes of Derek Bell, Bobby Rahal and Brian Redman. Other noteworthy cars out on track included the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 25, a beautiful recreation of the Ferrari 156 Sharknose and an Alfa Romeo 'Alfetta' to name just three.
    The absolute highlight of the weekend were birthday celebrations for Sir Stirling Moss, who had turned 80 on the eve of the Revival. A parade of over 80 racing cars represented the superb career of this versatile driver. Among them were the Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin and Lotus, which he used to score his biggest wins. There is no better place than Goodwood to celebrate one of the biggest living legends; he won his first noteworthy race at Goodwood and also suffered his career ending accident on the high-speed track. Also celebrated was the 50th anniversary of the Mini and the 75th anniversary of ERA.
    We were at Goodwood all three days and have captured the highlights in our concise report and all races, parades, demonstrations and displays in our exclusive 220-shot gallery.

    2009 Goodwood Revival report and gallery
    If you should see a man walking down a crowded street talking aloud to himself, don't run in the opposite direction, but run towards him, because he's a poet. You have nothing to fear from the poet - but the truth.

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    Terrific gallery of shots from Goodwood.
    Thanks Walter.

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    Wonderful review & pictures, I got lost in there for a good few minutes, what fun, and what great work, thanks!!
    macfly
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    Thanks for the kind words guys.
    If you should see a man walking down a crowded street talking aloud to himself, don't run in the opposite direction, but run towards him, because he's a poet. You have nothing to fear from the poet - but the truth.

    (Ted Joans)

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