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The best Revival ever?

The best Revival ever?

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Huntsman

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5,254 posts

159 months

Saturday 15th September 2012
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We spent all of Friday walking round looking at the paddock and displays, today we spent watching the racing on the banking at Madgewick, from the Silver Arrows to the aviation concours, the air displays and 'Over the road', I thought it was fab. The best ever (I've been to all of them).

Brill!!

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

19,731 posts

144 months

Saturday 15th September 2012
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The races weren't quite so electric or memorable though.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

19,731 posts

144 months

Saturday 15th September 2012
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I'm thinking Sheene/Gardner & maybe when Brundle was dicing in A35 for the lead a couple of years ago. (to name but a couple of real classics)

Huntsman

Original Poster:

5,254 posts

159 months

Saturday 15th September 2012
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
The races weren't quite so electric or memorable though.
Really?

Last night's race into dusk, the big banger Lola/McLaren dicing this afternoon and the formula junior in the last race today we're fab.

srob

10,413 posts

147 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
I'm thinking Sheene/Gardner & maybe when Brundle was dicing in A35 for the lead a couple of years ago. (to name but a couple of real classics)
Guess you didn't see the bike race on Saturday then?! Baywatch Brogan/McWilliams was one of the most spectacular old bike races I've ever seen!
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will_

5,247 posts

112 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Huntsman said:
We spent all of Friday walking round looking at the paddock and displays, today we spent watching the racing on the banking at Madgewick, from the Silver Arrows to the aviation concours, the air displays and 'Over the road', I thought it was fab. The best ever (I've been to all of them).

Brill!!
I've been to (almost) all of them, and really enjoyed the event this year.

It is busy, and it's not cheap, but having been to many car events (in the UK and abroad) the Revival is still one of the very best. Strolling through the tax exempt car park in the evening sunshine with Spitfires overhead was just fantastic.

Balmoral

30,202 posts

157 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Best car thing I've ever been to. Being a big girls blouse, I was so overwhelmed at one point I almost wept. It's the first Revival I've been to, it won't be the last.

Dan Friel

1,378 posts

187 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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I think it has to be close. The racing late on Saturday was simply stunning stuff. Whitsun trophy and chichester cup - brilliant. Nothing disappointed and all helped by (mostly) decent weather..

crispyshark

1,073 posts

54 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Best revival I've been to. Stand out points:

spitfire and mustang flying in close formation

Standing next to an auto union silver arrow as the engineer adjusted the fuel mix meaning a continual revving of that beautiful engine for 5 mins

The start of the pre war race and subsequent passings of every ERA on the track

The start of the shelby cup


Joyous!


pole

274 posts

123 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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I went last year and was hooked, so had to go again this year, one of the best days out of the year!

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

19,731 posts

144 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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When the Mustang is in a dive, and the wind whistles through the machine gun apertures...

...that just makes the hair stand up on my neck