Goodwood revival is far more than a series of races for classic grand prix cars. The entire circuit is transformed – restored to exactly the way it was in its heyday between 1948 and 1966 when, along with Silverstone, it was Britain’s premier racing venue.
The effect is that of a giant film set – staff dress in authentic period clothing, bands play 50s music, and even the fish and chips are wrapped in reprints of old newspaper.
The action goes beyond the track. The skies above this former Battle of Britain airfield display breathtaking air shows with Spitfires, Hurricanes and Mustangs performing spectacular swoops and dives over the grounds.
- 100 Years of Ford Great Britain- This year the company celebrates its British centenary. Goodwood Revival will celebrate with a spectacular parade of 100 of the greatest vehicles, ranging from a Ford GT40 Prototype to a Ford Model T Fire Engine, with everything inbetween. There’s even a Ford-manufactured tank…
- To celebrate Rob Walker’s achievements during the grands prix of the 1950s and 1960s, Johnnie Walker has created The Walker Hut.
- Jeep will be celebrating 70 years of making their iconic 4x4s – the new Wrangler and Grand Cherokee will be available for a test drive.
- The Walker – Period Transport Corps – a fleet of period vehicles provides taxi services to the public and competitor support to the drivers.
- The world premiere of Return to Goodwood – a specially composed march that’s set to become the festival’s theme song.
- Bonhams will be auctioning a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 owned by Shane Filan of the popular Irish pop group ‘Westlife on Friday 16th September.