2009 Godwood Revival Had It All...

... from celebrity cars to races, parades, fashion and thousands of visitors. The world’s largest historic motor race meeting took place the past weekend, celebrating Sir Stirling Moss, the MINI car brand and... the mini skirt as well.

More than 134,000 visitors witnessed the event, most of them dressed in the '50s and '60s fashion such as tweed jackets and mini skirts.

Sir Stirling Moss
was honored, as he turned 80 this year, with a great collection of cars he raced during his career, representing all his most important results and performances.

Eighty cars will be gathered in the collection (one for each year of his life), of the 96 vehicles that he is known to have driven during his racing career.

Moreover, Mr Goodwood, as he is known by many, received a cannon fire salute made by the Royal Horse Artillery, a fly by and all of the Goodwood Revival spectators sang happy birthday to him.

The 50th anniversary of MINI was marked by a parade of 50 Minis of all shapes and size, including a green and black one that was driven from a roof-mounted armchair by Mr Bean, making his first-ever appearance in public.

Buzz Aldrin, a 1969 astronaut also attended the Goodwood Revival, judging in the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours for classic aircraft, which was won by a Bucker BU133C Jungmeister owned by Mark Rijkse.

Racing highlights included a a Mini-only race, the RAC Tourist Trophy Race and the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy motorcycle race.
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