Nostalgia Week – Goodwood Revival

We are always delighted to get the chance to attend celebration days at the Goodwood Circuit, a special place for nostalgia! Daughter Jo and son-in-law Rob work as part of the time keeping team for the racing and they love to be a part of it, and we love to go along to enjoy and experience this wonderful day.

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We always get excited when our tickets and programme arrive.

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Goodwood celebrates all things vehicular and vintage, with an emphasis on those vintage vehicles that move at speed. But surprises pop up among the fast and furious racing and sports cars, to make us smile wherever we went, like these Lamborgini tractors, a vintage ice cream van and milkman.

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There was vintage speed in the air above our heads as well as on the track in front of us on the ground.

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Most spectators dress appropriately too, adding to the unique atmosphere and adding enjoyment for everyone. Jo and Rob, and Jude and I dressed for the occasion!

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There were lots of individuals dressed as workers of the period, including teams of cleaners all called “Mrs Mop”, dancers and all the stewards were suitably dressed.

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The last race started in daylight and ended in the dark, which was quite an experience.

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As we slowly walked back to the car in the dark we enjoyed watching the fairground lighting up the darkness.

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Let us finish with a gallery of shots to help illustrate this most special of days. Enjoy the pics!


By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

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