A new Revival - 17th – 19th September
Revive and thrive
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is a whimsical step back in time; an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.
Just like each year, more surprises will be in store, so keep an eye open for our announcements later this summer.
New layout and new areas
Arguably the trickiest corner of the circuit to get right is the first one – Madgwick Corner – which is why we’ve introduced a new track viewing area within the perimeter of the circuit. This will only be a short distance away from the Assembly Area, where you can now grab a bite to eat and soak up the Revival atmosphere with family and friends.
Crossing the track has just got much easier too with the introduction of a brand-new bridge at Madgwick Corner. Careful consideration of the bridge location has been made to ensure the superb views of the cars racing from the Startline remain.
Lavant Infield – RAF Westhampnett
The Lavant Infield will be bigger and better this year with the introduction of high street shopping, places to refuel for lunch and an opportunity to admire the stunning selection of cars in the Stirling Moss Tribute.
This area will be themed as RAF Westhampnett and celebrate the history of the airfield prior to the introduction of the Motor Circuit with our victory parade military vehicles also based here to explore.
Track viewing is plentiful along the Lavant Straight, however, new outdoor seating areas with big screen viewing and a new grandstand are all now available at Lavant Infield.
Festival of Britain at Gate 2
Join us at the Revival this year and help recreate the scenes of jubilation seen in the summer of 1951 as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. The festival focused on Britain’s achievements and was a spectacular cultural event to raise the spirits of a country still in the grasp of austerity and rationing, and undergoing severe economic reform.
From the moment you step in to the event at Gate 2, you’ll be transported back to the summer of 1951. Start planning your 50s outfits!
Make-Do and Mend
The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible.
Behind the Woodcote Corner will be home to our brand-new Make-Do and Mend area which is where we’ll showcase a host of restoration projects and, more importantly, how you can apply some of these methods in modern day life.
They'll be Q&As throughout the weekend, guest speakers and a couple more surprises in store...
After you’ve admired the vast array of military vehicles on display at Lavant Infield, make sure you grab a good spot by the track on Sunday to observe our spectacular Victory Parade.
The 75th commemoration of the 1946 London Victory Parade will take place on Sunday only. Remember to wave to the drivers and riders as they pass and witness a Revival first — a full marching column leading the vehicles to the Startline!
A central feature of the Revival is the Drivers’ Club. This year, the Drivers’ Club will be moving alongside the Earls Court Motor Show, and for the very first time, will be on full display to the public.
We’d love to share more details about the theme and how you’ll be able to get involved but we don’t want to give away too many surprises…
Dig for Victory
Back in 1940, the Dig for Victory campaign was launched to combat food shortages by promoting the planting of allotments in gardens and in public spaces.
In the charm of Revival, and to evoke the great British spirit, we’ll be recreating one of the many ‘Victory Gardens’ which took root across Great Britain in World War 2, as part of the famed Dig for Victory campaign. Our 600sqft allotment, which we’ve already planted in time for September, features a variety of vegetables and can be found on Hurricane Lawn, near the Revival High Street. Here is where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of home horticulture and the great satisfaction to be had in growing and cooking their own produce.
The story continues next door inside our Hurricane Café, where a variety of much-loved vegetarian meals are on the menu, using the types of vegetables we’re growing at our allotment.
Car Boot Sale
It's not just the Revival High Street that offers guests the chance to pick up the most unique memorabilia and interesting gifts. Our new Car Boot Sale, taking place in the heart of the event on the Sunday, will be unlike any car boot sale you've been to and a hub for finding an eclectic mix of second-hand clothing and accessories.