Goodwood Revival relies on retro style


he Goodwood Revival which combines vintage motorsport and retro fashion dazzled by today’s sun.

Everyone dressed up for the occasion with kids wearing racing suits and flat caps and hopping in miniature cars.

Meanwhile, the older generation hopped into classic cars and there was even a drive-through performance of the hit musical film Grease.

The Chichester Festival in West Sussex has previously described its event as “a magical step back in time to the romance and glamor of motor racing as it was in the heyday of Goodwood”.

Goodwood was a renowned racetrack that hosted world-famous competitions from 1948 to 1966, when it closed.

Launched in 1998 to celebrate mid-20th century motorsport, the three-day event has remained virtually unchanged since, featuring wheel-to-wheel races in classic cars surrounded by the fashion and feel of the 1940s. , 50 and 60.

During the Revival, modern cars are not allowed on the circuit, while pre-1966 planes are also present.

The majority of races take place on Saturdays, including the Fordwater Trophy and the Goodwood Trophy, the race for grand prix cars and carts built between 1930 and 1950.

Other Saturday highlights include the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy for motorcycles and the St Mary’s Trophy for passenger cars.

Saturday is also Ladies’ Day, when period dresses are showcased. There is no mandatory dress code, however, the festival is a revival after all and so many guests dress in period style.

The circuit was established by Freddie March, the 9th Duke of Richmond. The Duke’s grandson Charles, the Earl of March, reopened it to celebrate the legacy of British motor racing.


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