2008 Goodwood Revival
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A Rainbow in Curved Air

Reach for the Roget's...........it's Revival time again......superlatives and cliches abound, garden party party, good old days, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, real racing in real cars, the right crowd and no crowding..........all burst forth like bubbles in a champagne flute and the reason simply is, that for the most part it's true.......the Goodwood Revival is a fantastic event part fantasy, part escapism, part style, all entertainment.

In 2008 with the economic disasters overwhelming us on a daily basis, we all need this kind of happy diversion, like the Fred Astaire/ Ginger Rogers dance fantasies that warmed the Depression victims, but this one is for the petrol heads of the following century.

Our heroes from yesterday were there, the numbers thinned with the passing of each year but Moss, Brooks, Brabham, Stewart, Ickx, Fittipaldi and all the others were shown the proper respect.

Lord March seemed to have fixed the weather, the crowd on and off the track did the rest...........roll on September 2009....we may all be on short rations then.

John Brooks, October 2008

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