Goodwood Revival: Take a trip back in time to nostalgic celebration

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A NOSTALGIC trip back in time will see visitors revelling in the romance of a bygone era.

The Goodwood Revival this weekend will not only include gripping motor sport but action off the track, too.

Stars such as Rowan Atkinson and James Martin are all set to take to the circuit for racing, alongside Revival veterans Sir Jackie Stewart and Sir Stirling Moss.

Drivers will compete for 14 cups. Among them are the Shelby Cup for saloon racing cars, sports car races in the Whitsun Trophy, Fordwater Trophy and Lavant Cup and single-seater races including the Chichester Cup.

There will also be circuit parades paying tribute to racing legend Jackie Stewart and celebrating 60 years of the Maserati 650F and the Jaguar D-Type.

The 75th anniversary of RAF Westhampnett – the name Goodwood Aerodrome operated under during its time as an RAF fighter base in wartime Britain – will also be commemorated as 100 military vehicles parade around the track. They will be joined by 500 volunteers in period military dress. There will also be a fly-past of two Lancaster bombers, two Supermarine Spitfires and two Hawker Hurricanes.

Visitors can take a walk down memory lane on the Revival high street where they can shop in Tesco, a newsagent’s and explore a classic Michelin garage.

Toe-tapping jazz, swing and rock and roll bands will provide entertainment for Revivalists as they explore the site and there will be plenty of themed places to find food and drink.

The annual best-dressed competition will take place, with a panel of judges combing the circuit to find the most stylish women and uniformed gents.

A life-size replica of Stonehenge will be installed at the entrance to the Rolex Driver’s Club, to celebrate the monument’s 99 years in safe hands and the 50th anniversary year of the founding of Britain’s Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

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