For one magical weekend every September, Goodwood motor racing circuit winds back the clocks to the golden eras of the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s for its Goodwood Revival weekend. Goodwood Revival celebrates the very best of motor racing splendour, and with over 150,000 racing and vintage fans expected to descend on Chichester to see legendary drivers past and present battle it out on the track, see stunning air displays and revel in the nostalgic family entertainment, our Goodwood Revival guide is here to set-you-up with everything you need to know before you go!
This year Goodwood Revival runs from Friday 13th September - Sunday 15th September 2019, with the Over-the-Road area opening on Thursday evening for those with a general admission ticket to any day of the event weekend.
With races, parades and practice sessions to watch over the three-day event, featuring an extraordinary line-up of priceless cars and bikes driven by some of the finest motor racing talent from around the world, both past and present, you'll not want to miss a single piece of the action trackside.
Watch famous drivers from all eras of motorsport battle it out on the track for that top podium spot. This year’s line-up is set to impress with Le Mans winners Emanuele Pirro, Richard Attwood and Derek Bell, Formula 1 stars Karun Chandhok and Jochen Mass, BTCC drivers Matt Neal, Andrew Jordan, Jason Plato, Tim Harvey, and Tiff Needell plus bikers John McGuiness, Freddie Spencer, Steve Parrish and James Haydon.
Highlight Race: The Settrington Cup. Watch out for this adorable and entertaining race by Revivals youngest drivers as they take to the track in J40 sports car variants of the Austin pedal-car range for this miniature-sized race.
Away from the pit lane, there’s much more to discover at Goodwood Revival than just motor racing. Look to the skies for air displays and flyovers from pre-1966 aircraft with special displays this year to celebrate 100 years of the RAF.
Revival offers vintage charm and retro fun in abundance. With live music and dance demonstrations, you’ll be able to try your hand at a jive or jitterbug and the Over-the-Road entertainment extends the nostalgic fun with traditional fun fair rides, roller disco, vintage outdoor cinema and revival market, which is the perfect place to pick up unique memorabilia and gifts.
While there’s no official dress code for Goodwood Revival, except for those with central paddock passes, you’ll find most event goer’s dressing up in vintage attire. Think 1940’s military uniforms, land girls and gentrified country style, 1950’s glamour, rock & roll and 1960’s splendour. Plus, if you really want to make sure you’re rocking the vintage look, you can always get revival ready at Betty’s salon or the Goodwood Barbers where you'll get the full vintage hair and make-up treatment or a traditional wet shave and haircut.
Parking is included in the ticket price, but travelling by car to Revival can be slow, so allow plenty of time for your journey.
Chichester is the nearest train station to Goodwood and with train links to London, Brighton, Bristol and Southampton and vintage shuttle buses and taxis connecting the station to the event, it offers a great alternative to driving.
If you're looking for Accommodation for Goodwood Revival then take a look at our hotel, B&B and self-catering listings close to Goodwood.
Adult ticket prices for 2019 Revival start from £59 per adult. With FREE admission to children 12 years old and under, and anyone between 13-21 receiving HALF PRICE admission. You can buy tickets direct from the Goodwood Ticket Office or by calling 01243 755055.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday tickets are still available for Goodwood Revival 2019 but they are limited. Hurry to secure your day out at this unique family-friendly event.