The Goodwood Revival really is an event like no other. Once you pass through the admission gates the `modern world` is forgotten and catapulted into the nostalgic time period of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, where the Goodwood Motor Circuit used to be ranked as Britain`s leading racing venue.
Authenticity is the key word for this weekend - the circuit has been restored to its heyday and the crowds go above and beyond to do their part with an imaginative array of period attire on display.
Goodwood Revival--Hospitality--Be Part of The Event
A unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of motor racing. It is not required to dress up but you`ll feel much more involved if you do. You could choose a military look, country gent look or slick urban style.
The crowds are left in awe by the eclectic mix of classic cars and motorcycles that compete in a host of races and aviation displays as the spitfires take to the sky.
The combination of classic cars and crowd participation ensure that the Goodwood Revival is undoubtedly the biggest and best historic motor racing spectacle of the year.
RACE OVERVIEWGoodwood Revival
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).