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Dawson Denim at Goodwood Revival by Oliver Twitchett

Posted on September 27 2015

Camera : Early 1960′s Nikon F

Film : Ilford HP5

For the past 8 years or more we have a date with Goodwood at the Revival with Scott Fraser Simpson and friends. Here are some photos taken by one of the Revival usual suspects Oliver Twitchett of the 2015 event. 

“The West Sussex-based Goodwood Motor Circuit originally opened its gates to the public on September 1948 to host Britain’s very first post-war motor race meeting at a permanent venue.Twelve years earlier, Goodwood’s very first motor sport event was staged when a hill climb meeting was held for a small group of pre-war Lancia enthusiasts, hosted by the 9th Duke of Richmond, Freddie March. 

On 18 September 1998, exactly 50 years to the day since the Goodwood circuit first opened, the 9th Duke’s grandson, the present Earl of March, re-enacted the opening of the track at the very first Goodwood Revival meeting in the same Bristol 400 that his grandfather had used half a century earlier on the same track, untouched by the modern world.

Prior to the first Revival meeting in 1998, the circuit was painstakingly restored to look exactly as it did in its heyday, down to the very last detail. Goodwood Revival. 

So was created the Goodwood Revival, which in the subsequent years has established itself as the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting, and the only event of its kind to be staged in the romantic time capsule of the Fifties and Sixties.Over the last decade the Revival has entertained the huge number of racing enthusiasts with some exceptional wheel-to-wheel racing at the classic circuit.”

Every year we recreate looks from the 1940′s to the 1960′s wearing only period pieces which take almost the whole year to source. We exhibit our scooters and motorbikes and have helped judge the “Best Dressed” competition hosted by Men’s File magazine.

Thank you Men’s File and Goodwood for the best weekend every year for nearly a decade. Here’s to 2016!

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