The Longford Revival Festival

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Reconnect with Tasmania's vibrant car racing past at the upcoming Longford Revival Festival on March 25 and 26.

Now in its second year, organisers are keen to once again showcase the car racing and history festival – which is based on Longford's automotive hey-day from 1953 to 1968.

On show at this truly international celebration of automotive ingenuity and design, as well as a range of activities the whole family can enjoy.

Among some of the many retail and commercial displays that will be operating over the course of the weekend are the National Automobile Museum, Motorworks Motorcycles, Heli-Adventures and the Shannons Super Rig.

If you have a passion for automobiles, you will want to catch a glimpse of the Speed Demonstration Show which runs from 09.30 to 16.30 each day and features racing legend Jim Richards discussing the history of motor racing.

There are also twice-daily talks about cars in the Automotive Marquee and ongoing big screen entertainment.

The festival also has a reputation for showcasing the best in vintage fashion and music from the 50s and 60s.

Radio and TV personality Candy Hertz will host the Longford Fashion Parade on Saturday at 14.00 and there is live music on for the duration of the car racing celebration.

Despite the emphasis on cars there are also plenty of attractions for local foodies.

Tamar Valley wine, gourmet food and locally produced arts and crafts are all parts of the festival's cultural experience.

With so many activities to choose from, it is easy to see why so many people descend on the 30 acres of farm land on Pateena Road (The Flying Mile) in Longford each year.

Parking at the festival is limited, but there are buses that run regularly from Launceston to Longford and give you access to Pateena Road via the Illawarra Main Road.

Longford Revival Festival 2012

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