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Goodwood Revival – with Mr Bean

Fri, 28 Aug 2009

Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean will feature at this year's Goodwood Revival

But one big petrolhead – who is a Goodwood regular – is Rowan Atkinson, and Goodwood has persuaded him to recreate the Mr Bean sketch – for it is Rowan who is Mr Bean – driving a Mini whilst seated on the roof ,utilising a variety of household articles to control the Mini from a comfy armchair. I can’t confess to being a Mr Bean fan (although I adore Black Adder), but Mr Bean has made Rowan a very rich man, so I’m sure it will prove a big draw.

Apart from his daily sketch recreation, Rowan will be driving a 1965 Austin Mini Cooper S in the St Mary’s Trophy saloon car race, which this year is all-Mini and recreates a Mini race that took place at Goodwood in the early sixties.

Rowan will also be driving his Jaguar Mk VI as part of Goodwood’s celebration of Sir Stirling Moss reaching 80. Goodwood has managed to gather together 80 of the 96 cars that Sir Stirling drove during his career, which is no mean feat and is worth the ticket price on its own. Also on view will be a heap of legs sporting mini skirts down a recreation of 1960s Carnaby Street.

A great weekend out.

By Cars UK