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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Goodwood Revival

I didn't want to let another day go by without saying hello to my online buddies, so I'd thought I post about something that got my attention the other day when I was surfing channels on TV.

Cars above are Toyota Yaris, perhaps the classic cars of tomorrow?

Apparently, in the UK, people are getting ready for the Goodwill Revival. According to wiki,

The Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival held each September [in the UK] for the types of cars and motorcycles that would have competed during the circuit's original period, 1948-1966. It is one of the world’s most popular motor race meetings and the only UK event which recreates the golden era of motor sport from the 1950s and 1960s."

What makes it even more interesting is that not only the engines (cars, planes, motorcycles) are classic from the era, but also "many of these important historic racing cars are driven by famous names from motor sport past and present." (Wiki)

The part that really got my attention, though, is that the audience participates as well by showing up dressed in period costumes.

Wanna see for yourself? Then have a look at this pretty cool video to get a better idea. (Turn your sound up a litle ;)

Additional info about GoodWood Rivival here.

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Blogger Patty said...

Wonder where she found the hose with the black seams

12:12 PM  
Blogger claude said...

La longueur de l'avant de ma voiture est aussi grande que la longueur totale de la yaris.
J'aime beaucoup la vidéo. ça swing !

12:20 AM  
Blogger AphotoAday said...

That Yaris really IS a cool car... What color is yours, T.F.?

Years ago the cool car -- for "girls" was the Carmen Ghia...

I always had a VW Bug -- a car for all sexes...

But then VW goes and does it again with that re-introduced Bug -- whatever they call it -- and not many males with a macho disposition are going to want buy a car with a flower holder...

6:32 PM  
Blogger NJ said...

Au Quebec (où je travaille actuellement), le p'tite voiture n'a pas encore la côte, le truck tient bon.
Pourtant elle est si mignonne!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Patty: I think you can find them in some stores but they're not vintage, they're just for fun. I've never seen any in my lifetime. By the time I was growing up, they no longer had the line in the back of the leg.

Claude: Vraiment? Mais qu'est-ce que tu conduis?!! La Yaris n'est pas si petite!

APhotoADay: Glad you think so! ;) Personally I think she's a little underpowered, but I guess that's the way these cars are made nowadays, to be compliant with the low-emissions, high gas mileage requirements. The color of my car? Hmm.. I should probably write a post about that! ;)

NJ: Bonjour et bienvenue! Tout arrive, et la Yaris aussi va arriver. C'est un modele relativement nouveau mais elle est bonne pour la neige, enfin elle tient la route comme une autre, donc il n'y a pas de raison. Je sais qu'il y en a deja au Canada mais peut-etre pas autant qu'en France ou aux USA? Enfin quand je dis USA, je veux dire ici, car en fait, dans les autres etats je n'en sais rien.

10:42 PM  

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