Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth
- Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit
- September 08 - 11, 2017
- Hotel in Gunwharf Quays
- Breakfast daily
- 2-day Admission & Woodcote Grandstand
- Goodwood transfers
- GPT tour gift package
- Tax/service charges included
- Tour and event itinerary
- Dining/entertainment guide
- Prices are per person, double occupancy
Freddywas a racer through and through. He was apprenticed to Bentley Motors as a mechanic. He was a member of the works Austin team that won the Brooklands 500 in1930. He created his own team of MG Midgets in `31 and won the Brooklands double twelve race. Freddie who you may say, Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, 9th Duke of Lennox, 9th Duke of Aubigny (French noble title) and 4th Duke of Gordon. Freddie was Lord March`s grandfather having settled at Goodwood Estate after selling his interests in Scotland, including Gordon Castle, to pay death duties.
During the WWII the British Air Force built an aerodrome on the Estates land. At the end of hostilities Freddie built a race track on the perimeter of the aerodrome. Goodwood Circuit became an important race track in the UK, however speeds on the circuit grew faster and in 1966 Freddie closed the circuit to racing events in 1966. The Goodwood Circuit was reopened by Lord March for the Goodwood Revival.
The Duke was the longest-serving Vice President of the Royal Automobile Club, with which he was associated since 1948. As early as the thirties, he was the motoring correspondent of the Sunday Referee, and became the Founder President of the Guild of Motoring Writers.
The Goodwood Revival takes you back 50 years or more; with wheel to wheel racing in the same cars that raced in that era. Between 1948 and 1966 Goodwood was a major circuit vying with the likes of Brands Hatch and Silverstone as the best circuit in the United Kingdom, and it is still the same as it was in the 1960`s. The cars are all from the same vintage with no modern cars allowed on the track, so why not have the crowd dress from that era going back in time fifty years.
Oh I forgot, most of the drivers are from that vintage, you can rub shoulders with the likes Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Derek Bell, David Coulthard, Damon Hill, Gerhard Berger, Martin Brundle, Bobby Rahal, Johnny Herbert, Wayne Gardner, Giacomo Agostini, Jean Alesi, Barry Sheene and Peter Brock, as well as celebrities such as Chris Rea, and Rowan Atkinson (as Mr. Bean).
Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth
The Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth hotel is located within GunWharf Quays which is a vibrant waterfront development offering a number of attractions, including designer clothing outlets, restaurants, bars, cinema, bowling, casino and comedy club. All rooms have private bathroom, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Continental buffet breakfast is included and underground parking is complimentary for the first 24 hours.
Portsmouth is a dynamic waterfront city packed with great reasons to visit. From the pomp and ceremony of our proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and galleries, unique shopping destinations, great places to eat and miles and miles of beautiful waterfront, Portsmouth offers something for absolutely everyone.
Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 premium retail outlet stores offering up to 60% off RRP. If you love to shop then there really is no better place than Gunwharf Quays; with famous brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Mint Velvet and Joules. And when it`s time to relax you`ll find an array of bars, coffee shops and restaurants to tempt you around the world, from mouth-watering French cuisine at Brasserie Blanc, fresh seafood at Loch Fyne and a host of fine Italian dishes to choose from at Carluccio`s. But if you want even more from your visit to Gunwharf Quays then there`s Vue Cinema, Bowlplex, a 24-hour health and fitness club, a contemporary art gallery and a nightclub and casino.
Ideally situated on the south coast of England the UK`s only island city is ideal for a short break by the sea. The city offers a rich cultural offer with magnificent theatres, live music venues, contemporary art galleries, two cathedrals, a diverse literary heritage, galleries, nightclubs, events and festivals throughout the year.
Friday, September 08:
Make your way to the Holiday Inn hotel in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth and check-in during the afternoon. Accommodation is reserved for you for three nights on bed and breakfast basis. The remainder of the day and evening are free for you to relax, maybe do some sightseeing, shopping and enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants.
Saturday, September 09 - Sunday, September 10:
Transfer to Goodwood for practice sessions, and race day. Our tour price includes admission and a reserved seat in the covered Woodcote grandstand. Step out of the modern world and into a time warp and watch the morning`s practice followed by racing in the afternoon. Try taking a walk around the entire length of the circuit and enjoy the breathtaking views as the cars slide through the Madgwick Corner before rushing on toward the tricky St. Mary`s and Lavant bends, where the high grassy banks offer some of the best views of drivers at work. This is a magical moment in the racing calendar described by Autoweek as "better than any movie", and by the Daily Telegraph as `simply the most exciting event of the year`. Transfer back to your hotel after the days events.
Monday, September 11:
After a leisurely breakfast check out of the hotel or continue onto with us to London for our day excursion! (Please see VIP options for more details.)
Southampton Airport to Portsmouth: 30 min
Gatwick Airport to Portsmouth: 1 hr 15 min
Heathrow Airport to Portsmouth: 1 hr 45 min
Portsmouth to Goodwood: 30 min
Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions.
Airport Transfer $125.00
Private airport transfers can be arranged for you. Prices will vary depending on flight times and arrival/departure airport. Please contact us for more details: 800 400 1998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 price. 2017 price TBC.
Goodwood Mess $2,025.00
The Goodwood Mess brings an exciting and unique experience to the Revival with fantastic entertainment and a beautiful food offering. The pavilion is trackside, adjacent to the assembly area overlooking the start/finish line with views up to Madgwick Corner. This restaurant is a step back in time, set dressed with bunting, sandbags, posters declaring "Keep calm and carry on" and live entertainment throughout the day. Guests will be able to watch action on the assembly area and cars and bikes roaring off the Start/Finish line. Included in this ticket is a general admission ticket, event program, race card and ear piece radio, tea, coffee and a light breakfast, a champagne reception, 3 course Chefs table buffet. traditional English afternoon tea, house wine, Goodwood lager, Goodwood ale and soft drinks are unlimited.
Ticket is valid for Saturday and Sunday
Please note: a woodcote grandstand ticket and general admission is included in the regular tour price. The Goodwood Mess is an upgraded hospitality option.
Price Per Person
Price Per Person: $1,695.00
Single Use Supplement: $595.00
Extra Night Per Room: $295.00
Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.
Hotel Room Types
Double Bed (1 bed) max 2 person(s)
Double for Sole Use max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)