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.
How the day unfolds at Goodwood Revival
Wheel-to-wheel racing is at the heart of the Revival and it is the action on the track that draws the crowds. Each day there will be different races at the Goodwood Revival that feature rare cars. On Saturday the bike race and also the saloon car race are among the highlights of the event.
The event involves dressing in period style, which makes it an especially popular occasion for those who enjoy embracing traditional dress at the same time as admiring classic cars. There is also a Bonhams Sale, which auctions rare cars.
Chris Evans, Jay Kay, former Formula 1 champions and famous chefs will be spotted at this event, which pulls in motor enthusiasts in their droves.
Event hotspots and hospitality
The Richmond Lawn is the only fine dining experience at the Motor Circuit outside of the hospitality options and this is a popular place to visit. rhubarb will be serving all manner of street food options.
With regards to hospitality, options include the Supershell, which is a remarkable 1950s building with a thrilling vantage point by the entry to Woodcote corner, one of the fastest on the circuit. A champagne reception can be enjoyed, lunch and also Afternooon Tea. Salvadori is popular and boasts incredible views from a balcony or private garden, giving one of the most desirable vantage points on the circuit.
Did you know
The Goodwood Revival is one of the world’s most popular motor race meetings and the only event in the UK which recreates the golden era of motorsport from the 1950s and 1960s.
The festival includes Grand Prix cars from the 1950s and 1960s, sports and GT cars, as well as historic saloon cars and little-seen Formula Juniors.
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Although not compulsory, Revival visitors dress in period style. This is part of the event and many people go to great lengths to achieve an authentic look. The resulting step-back-in-time spectacle plays a key role in making the Revival such a unique occasion.
Where to stay and dine
If you are visiting Lord March’s estate and need somewhere to stay or dine nearby, take a look at our recommendations that include a selection of the best pubs and hotels near Goodwood. From luxury hotel spas to quintessentially English pubs, we have something to suit everyone.