2009 Goodwood Revival by Tim Brown - Click above for our high-res image gallery
You like Minis? Comedy? All things British? Well mark your calendars for September 18-20, as comedian Rowan Atkinson will be appearing in character as the bungling Mr. Bean during the UK's Goodwood Revival. Not only that, but to celebrate 50 years of Mini, Mr. Bean will be driving his pea-green and black-hooded Issigonis-penned Mini around the Goodwood Motor Circuit each day of the festival – sitting on the roof! Turns out it's a well known Mr. Bean gag. Ahem.
England has seen more than its fair share of crop circles over the years, and the "mysterious" impressions have found their way to Goodwood right in time for its 10th Revival. The crop circles were found in the grass at the West Sussex circuit during final preparations for the Revival, which runs today through Sunday. The Goodwood Revival features vehicles from the 50s and 60s in a retro race, along with period dress and a variety of festivities.
While the auto show season is just beginning to ramp up, the Earl of March has announced the dates for next year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. Those of you with extra frequent flyer miles or a very large couch collecting change can book your tickets now so you'll arrive in time for the festivities beginning on July 11th and running through the 13th. Although a theme hasn't been announced yet, feel free to create your own suggestions box in the comments below.