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Glorious Goodwood

By Somerset Guardian  |  Posted: September 20, 2012

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A capped 146,000 motor sport enthusiasts and retro-fashion fans flocked to last weekend's Goodwood Revival to join in the fun and celebrations at the world's largest historic motor race meeting.

The Goodwood Revival is firmly established as a 'must attend' event, with visitors travelling from around the world. The vast majority of the spectators came dressed in their finest 1940s, 1950s and 1960s fashions, with tweed jackets and pleated skirts abounding in the early autumn sunshine.

On the track, a daily parade of cars associated with the distinguished motor racing career of American driver and team owner Dan Gurney was held, culminating in a colourful and emotional homage to the great man on Sunday, with Lord March paying tribute, as the marching band played, Gurney cars formed-up on the Goodwood grid, Mustangs displayed overhead, and fireworks and tickertape flew.

The 50th anniversaries of two iconic sports cars were marked by Goodwood, with a daily parade of Ferrari 250 GTOs, plus a dedicated Shelby Cup race, consisting entirely of Cobras, with the race victory on Saturday falling to Rob Hall and Andrew Wolfe.

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