In pictures: Goodwood Revival 2012
Over a weekend each September, a patch of countryside north of Chichester in West Sussex reverts back to the 1950s for the Goodwood Revival vintage event. Goodwood’s motor racing circuit opened in 1948 and was used for endurance races in the 1950s before it closed in 1966. Later the circuit and buildings were restored and refurbished and the first Goodwood Revival was held in 2006, 50 years to the day after it closed. Everything on the site – from cars and aircraft to music and fashion – dates back to the circuit’s 1948–1966 heyday, with over 300,000 visitors over three days this year. It’s like stepping back in time as you pass a group of Land Girls or Dad’s Army volunteers, see scooters lined up outside a retro Tesco, dance to a swing band, drink tea from a tin mug, or even find yourself stopped by a 1950s policeman!