Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Goodwood Revival Weekend

Yes, there are one or two other things dominating my current life, with the exception of ....

......... and now the Goodwood Revival Weekend. Well more the question of 'what to wear'. Pretty much sorted - begged, borrowed and spent! For one bloomin' day - but it will be worth it.

For those of you that don't know much/anything about this weekend, here's a brief intro;

The Goodwood Revival relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit which, along with Silverstone, was Britain’s leading racing venue during its active years between 1948 and 1966. But the Goodwood Revival is far more than a series of races for historic cars: it is a magical step back in time and a chance for visitors to revel in the romance of motor racing as it used to be.

It is not just the circuit and the vehicles that have an authentic period look. All circuit staff and competitors dress in appropriate period clothing (click here for more information on getting the look) from the 1940s and 1950s, as do the majority of visitors, who consider it all part of the fun. Bands play authentic 1950s music, the food outlets sell fish and chips wrapped in 1950s newspaper!

Now how much fun does that sound?!! The 'look' is all important and my friend and I, Stewart Birch, are keen to make our outfits as authentic as possible ..... I think his might be a uniform of some kind, although I have always imagined he would make an absolute perfect spiv!

My reason for going this year is also to help out a couple of charities;

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