The smell of the oil, the sound of the iconic race engines and the sights of the vintage fashion of the 1940s, 50s and 60s – it’s time to get revved-up for the Goodwood Revival 2016!
The three-day festival held each September since 1998 is a unique celebration of the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit and the halcyon days of motor racing. Here’s your guide to the best of the festival with a list of the highlights – whether you’re a petrol head, or not be sure to get into top gear with the Goodwood Revival 2016 – Sussex’s biggest and best motor parties!
This year the Revival takes place between Friday, September 9 and Sunday, September 11 and it’s all the drama of wheel-to-wheel racing and de-rigueur period dress. Be ready to watch hundreds of rare and priceless cars driven by past and present champions competing for trophies all in the presence of ladies in their furs and frocks and gentlemen in their tweeds and trilbies.
The sartorial element of the Revival has now become as important to the event as the cars whizzing around the track and each day of the Revival a group of fashion experts choose the people with the finest outfits to be entered into a daily Best Dressed Competition. Wit and improvisation are just some of the qualities that the judges are looking for!
It’s like walking back perfectly into a black and white photograph, except it’s in colour and 3D, it’s amazing.
Jools Holland, Musician
One of the most fun things about the Goodwood Revival is the vintage style – from the glamour of the naughty’ 40s, through the fabulous ‘50s to the swinging ‘60s a day-out at the Revival means dressing up in authentic period costume.
The Revival is the place where the fashion of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s is not just emulated but celebrated and cherished in elegant style!
It’s all about style and grace so join in with the fun and go back in time for the day![one_third]Vintage style for sir…
The 1940s, set against a backdrop of the Second World War brought about a new era of debonair style. Favourites of past Revivals include – dapper officers’ uniforms, baggy suits and braces, tweeds along with trilbies and the occasional moustache.[/one_third] [one_third]Vintage style for madam…
An era of glamour brought to life with either a pencil skirt and jacket and hat or in keeping with the spectre of the Second World War in the 1940s and the make-do-and-mend attitude and dig for victory philosophy. Land girl dungarees are a favourite of Revivals gone-by.[/one_third] [one_third_last]Vintage style for children…
An age away from the children’s clothing of today – gone are the hoodies and baggy jeans, the style for children at Revival is something akin to an Enid
Blyton storybook. Dressing-up for children is always fun – why not try the racing driver or pilot look?[/one_third_last]
Goodwood Revival Highlights[one_third]
Friday, September 9
The opening day that culminates in a race into dusk!
This is your first chance to see the cars, bikes and aircraft on show as well as celebrations taking place around the motor circuit of Goodwood.
There is one full race on Friday, the Kinrara Trophy – a new one-hour two-driver fixture at the Revival for closed-cockpit GT cars raced before 1963.[/one_third] [one_third]
Saturday, September 10
With seven races on the go, it’s super Saturday!
Among the races is the much-loved St Mary’s Trophy, which is a favourite for petrol heads.
As well as the on-track entertainment there’s an array of off-track entertainment to excite you![/one_third] [one_third_last]
Sunday, September 11
The final day of the Revival, time for your Sunday best!
Another seven races feature on the fixture card, and it’s another day for motorsport enthusiasts to whet their appetites with high-octane racing.
On-track highlights include the RAC TT Celebration and the second part of the St Mary’s Trophy and the popular and prestigious Sussex Trophy.[/one_third_last]
For more information about the Goodwood Revival, visit: www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/
By Jacob White