A magical step back in time
In the classic car world, you know that it is fall when you have to dress up to attend the Goodwood Revival. The event has been invented in 1998 by Lord March, the landlord of the country estate of Goodwood. His aim was to recreate the spirit and the races of the period when the race track was officially in use between 1948-1966.
While the Festival of Speed at the same location is for the pure petrolheads, Goodwood Revival is an event like a historic flashback. No doubt, the British know best how to celebrate tradition. visitors and participants put huge amounts of love and labor into dressing in period. Above this, everything from the sponsor’s logo to advertising posters, from ambulances to pace cars, from mechanics to marshals look as between 1948 to 1966.
The races at Goodwood Revival
The races on the historic course multitude of classes. There is not a car, or period, that has been forgotten. From single-seater 500 cc vehicles to touring cars of the 1960s with Ferrari 250 GTOs, Ford Falcons or Cobras. Every classic car lover finds a class that matches and can race. But be aware – Goodwood Revival is everything but a museum: Races are real, with real fight, real competition and real drivers. Nowadays, most of the cars shown have a professional driver behind the wheel. The result is a fantastic competition, where very different cars fight for the lead. Thanks to the level of the drivers and the fact that the tarmac of the track is slipper about 50% of the time, the cars slide. The races and the surrounding scenery are so beautiful to watch that you suddenly forget everything else, and simply look at them as when you were teenager.
In other words: Goodwood Revival is the perfect time machine for classic car lovers, who want to see their favorite automobiles in a perfect historic surrounding.