Goodwood Revival: Friday preview

The Goodwood Revival''C121206-30  Chi Goodwood Revival 2012 Photo Louise Adams
The Goodwood Revival''C121206-30 Chi Goodwood Revival 2012 Photo Louise Adams

VISITORS to the first day of the Goodwood Revival will be revelling in the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be.

As the only sporting event set entirely to period theme, Goodwood Revival is a nostalgic time capsule packed with track action, period theatre and shopping.

Gates will open at 7.30am on Friday with action on the track kicking off at 8.25am.

A whole host of vintage cars and memorabilia will open to preview at 9am, ready to go under the Bonham’s hammer tomorrow (Saturday).

At 11.20am, a track parade in memory of legendary Scottish racer Jim Clarke will feature a wealth of famous competition cars from the 1960s, including the Lotus 25 in which Jim Clark won the F1 world championship in 1963.

Wartime aircraft will fly overhead around midday, and there will be a Tour De France demonstration at around 1.30pm.

Expect to see Ferraris, Aston Martin and Cobras, Jaguar E-types and Lightweights take to the track.

There will be another air display at 3pm, with races continuing until the track closes at 8pm.

But there will also be excitement off the circuit, with shopping and the Goodwood Actors Guild role playing and acting out scene from a by-gone era.

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