With this year’s Goodwood Revival just around Madgwick Corner, we’ve pulled together our highlights for the weekend…

Needless to say, the motor racing circuit is where the majority of the action happens during this three-day event (13th – 15th September) nestled in the Sussex countryside. The Revival is all about the world’s greatest historic racing cars competing for coveted prizes and 2019’s starting grid is nothing short of jaw-dropping.

Expect to see Ferraris, Aston Martins, Austin Healeys, Jaguars, Porsches, Maseratis and Bentleys – to name but a few – driven by champions past and present, celebrities and enthusiasts. Dario Franchitti, Jochen Mass, Adrian Newey and Rowan Atkinson will all be behind the wheel. Meanwhile, Dani Pedrosa is coming out of retirement to race a 500cc Paton in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, and the fastest woman ever around the Isle of Man TT course, Jenny Tinmouth, takes on the world-famous track.

As usual, the fabulous 1940s to 1960s are at the fore. Everyone is encouraged to dress in the fashion of the time and get into the swing as retro music fills the air, while pre-1966 aircraft speed through the skies. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Spitfires!

Cross the bridge for this year’s ‘Over The Road’ festivities to enjoy the super-popular Revival Car Show, fabulous fairground, Future Drivers Circuit, Bonhams Auction, food stalls a-plenty, Revival Cinema (Mary Poppins anyone?), fashion shows, and the shopping village featuring a host of excellent stalls brimful of motoring and vintage wares.

And don’t forget to find time for the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours d’elegance to feast your eyes on some of the most elegant and rarely-seen machines from the history of aviation.

It’s going to be a busy weekend!

Where and When?

Thursday:

Over The Road opens from 4pm until 10pm for music, dancing and a taste of the Revival spirit to begin the event.

Friday:

Gates open at 7.30am, followed by an air display at 8am and onto the automobiles and bikes at 9.15am for the first Track Parade of the day – the Minis. Dubbed the ‘most expensive motor race in the world’, the Kinrara Trophy takes place on Friday too, with a grid of 26 astonishing cars, including eight Ferrari 250GT SWBs, eight Jaguar E-Types, three Aston Martin DB4 GTs and two Austin Healey 3000s.

Racing finishes at 6.35pm with Over The Road closing at 10pm.

Saturday:

Gates open at 7.30am, followed once more by an air display (8.15am today) ahead of the Track Parade at 9am. It’s action-packed from thereon in, so grab yourself a programme or event radio to ensure you don’t miss out.

Racing finishes at 5.40pm but hang around to catch the Spitfire at 7.05pm on Saturday evening when it takes to the air with a Mustang – a must see! Over The Road closes as usual at 10pm.

Sunday:

As per Friday and Saturday at Goodwood, the gates open at 7.30am before the fly-past at 8.15am and those marvellous Minis in the first Track Parade of the day at 9am. It’s a full day despite the slightly shorter hours; the final race is flagged at 6pm – The Freddie March Memorial Trophy, before prize giving and lights out Over The Road at 9pm.

Now in its 22nd year, Goodwood Revival just keeps getting better and better. Tickets are essential as you can’t buy them on the gate – one day passes are available from £59 for adults while children under 12 go free. So get your gladrags on for a day you won’t forget.

You can download the Goodwood Road Racing Company (GRRC) app for the most recent event news here: https://www.goodwood.com/app

This story was written by automotive PR specialists Torque Agency Group.