What’s On Magazine October 2017 is out now with
exclusive picture from Goodwood Revival 2017.
Children have taken centre stage at this year’s Goodwood Revival with a vast array of activities on offer for all ages, making the sell-out vintage event in West Sussex a popular day out for families.
Children even took part in some exciting on-track action in the Settrington Cup, in which youngsters compete in tiny pedal-powered versions of classic cars. The event is a heart-warming sight and no doubt ignites a passion for motorsport in the young.
Revival is a riot of colour, music, dancing, fashion and fun for the whole family.
Those halcyon days
The romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. The Revival is the only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress and is a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.
It’s an unabashed celebration of flat-out wheel-to-wheel racing, around the sweeps and curves of this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday. The inaugural Revival opened on 18 September 1998, when the Earl of March drove around the circuit in the Bristol 400 in which his grandfather, the 9th Duke of Richmond, opened the track 50 years before. It’s now the world’s most celebrated historic motor racing event, with race fans coming from all over the country to soak up the unique atmosphere in period costume.
All the drama
Wheel-to-wheel racing is at the heart of the Revival, the track action the event’s biggest draw. Hundreds of rare and priceless cars, driven by champions past and present, compete for the most coveted trophies in historic motorsport.
Period dress is de rigeur. Ladies in their furs and frocks, gentlemen in their tweeds and trilbies all help to create the uniquely stylish atmosphere that sets the Revival apart from all other motor racing events.
Riders & Drivers
Each year we welcome the biggest names in historic motorsport, as well as many famous faces from the wider world of motorsport and celebrities involved in the St Mary’s Trophy.
Come rain or shine, we stepped back in time for another Goodwood Revival weekend to relish the antics both on and off the track which wowed the crowds.
We were treated to a jam-packed weekend of gripping head-to-head racing, with highlights including ‘60s GT cars battling through the storm in the stunning Kinrara Trophy on Friday evening, the highly competitive Settrington Cup and BTCC and Le Mans stars past and present battling in the St Mary’s Trophy at the weekend. Not forgetting our on-track tributes, including over 100 Fiat 500s taking over the track each morning and our showcase of the best vintage styles in our new Revival Emporium presented by Mastercard fashion shows.
Planning has already begun to make Goodwood Revival 2018 an even more splendid occasion.