Monday, September 11, 2006
For three days each September, the Goodwood Motor Circuit stages a historic race meeting for the kind of cars and motorcycles that would have competed at Goodwood during 1948-1966. Many famous people in the world of motor racing compete in period cars from that golden age. As the world's most popular motor race meeting, it is an amazing sight to see so many of the spectators dressed in the clothes of the era - girls emulating the glamourous stars of the time, young men in uniform, flat caps and sports jackets, as well as teddy boys and bobby socks. Vehicles are shown off with polished chrome and gleaming bodywork whether they are vans, emergency vehicles, trucks or sports cars. There is such a variety. There are also races everyday culminating in a grand finale on Sunday. Each year there is a tribute to a specific era. This year, 2006, was the featured cars were the microcars of the nineteen fifties. Unbelievable how small they were.
It has just been announced that ITV1 will air its programme about this year's festival on Tuesday, 10 October 2006 at 23.00. Don't miss it - it will be a treat!
Further information about Goodwood Revival meetings can be obtained from the Goodwood website.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Philip Jackson is a sculptor. Born in 1948, he was chosen to create an equestrian statue of the Queen for her Golden Jubilee, which is to be found in Windsor Great Park. Another ‘to become famous’ piece will be the twice life-size statue of Bobby Moore which will be unveiled at the opening of the new Wembley Stadium. These photographs were made at his exhibition at West Dean Gardens, close to his home in Midhurst.