Show Review: Goodwood Revival 2005Robert Forrest
For three days each year, Goodwood steps back fifty years as owners and drivers the world over bring their historic cars face-to-face in sixteen consecutive races. With participants and spectators alike dressed in tweed and fur, the post-war atmosphere is utterly convincing and quite unique, and brings battles on the track that Bernie Ecclestone can only dream of. Located in southern England, the circuit was originally used as a military air base during World War II, before being used as a racetrack until 1966. After 32 years spent slumbering, it was awakened in 1998 by Lord March, who also hosts the Goodwood Festival of Speed - a hill climb event. But while the Festival has become a race for commerce as much as cars, the Goodwood Revival is default for fanatics.
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