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The Goodwood Revival meeting last weekend included a commemoration of the Battle of Britain alongside the normal feast of period racing and top motor sport stars.

Flypasts by Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and Mustang P-51 aircraft were one of the highlights of the event that took place at the former RAF base near Chichester, Sussex.

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Stars included Martin Brundle, Vitaly Petrov, Gerhard Berger and Jochen Mass, who mingled with ex-RAF pilots who were based at Goodwood during World War 2.

This year there were 16 races, including the St Mary’s Trophy for touring cars that raced between 1950 and 1959, and the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy for bikes made between 1951 and 1954.

Former grand prix driver Richard Attwood won the Glover Trophy for single seaters in a 1964 BRM P261, Jean-Marc Gounon won the one-hour RAC TT Celebration in a Ferrari 250GTO and Jamie McIntyre won the Sussex trophy for GT cars in a Lister-Chevrolet.

There was more to the event than just the racing on the circuit, however. There was a tribute to BRM, 65 years after the British Formula 1 constructor was founded and John Surtees – the only man to have won world championships on both two wheels and four.

A recreation of an early 1960s grocers, stocking specially reproduced products, and the attendees' period dress contributed to the timewarp effect. An auction hosted by Bonhams netted total sales of £3.7 million with a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible, one of only nine examples made, sold for £551,500.

Andrew Papworth

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21 September 2010

What a marvellous colection of images of cars of yesterday, some of the 50's and 60's Ferrari's with a bit of 21st Century fetteling would be great, better than some i could mention!.

Peter Cavellini.

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