Catch up on some of the best racing action from the 2016 Goodwood Revival
When it was first staged in 1998, the Goodwood Revival set itself some grand targets. Eighteen years on, this unique event has more than fulfilled its early ambitions and has become the world’s biggest and best historic motor sport meeting, attracting thousands of visitors for one glorious, nostalgic weekend every year.
Goodwood Revival 2016 video highlights
The 2016 Goodwood Revival theme
Stars, drivers and riders at the 2016 Revival
This year's all-star driver lineup includes competitors hailing from numerous motorsport disciplines, from ex-F1 heros to TV stars. Red Bull Racing team principal, Christian Horner, will compete in the RAC TT Celebration behind the wheel of a crowd pleasing Ferrari 250 GTO.
Races and cars to look forward to...
Goodwood Revival 2016 tickets and dates
Taking place from Friday 9 September to Sunday 11 September, there is a multitude of various packages and hospitality options at the Revival. General admission tickets have sold out for all three days, however there are still hospitality packages available.
For reference, a full weekend ticket – allowing access to the event on all three days – a single adult will pay £164, young person ticket (ages 13-21) costs £82 with children under 12 going free.
If you’re only planning a single day at the event, Friday is the cheapest option, costing £51 for an adult or £21 for young person. As the most popular days, Saturday and Sunday tickets are available for the slightly increased price of £73 and £36.50 for young person ticket.
If you’re planning on seeing all of the track action, then you might like to try one of Goodwood’s Grandstand packages. These are considerably more expensive, costing between £95 and £143, but give you access to more areas and grandstand seating. The best seats are reserved for VIP guests and GRRC members.
Where to stay?
Booking a hotel locally is often an expensive business during the Revival Weekend, so if you’re thinking of stopping over, you should definitely book early. Camping is an increasingly popular option, and there are plenty of options for those planning to pitch up a tent. Pre-pitched weekend camping is still available, however the more luxurious ‘Glamping’ pre-pitched tents have already sold out.
How to get there?
What better way to arrive at the Revival than in your cherished classic? The great thing about turning up in anything registered before 1975 is that you can enter the Revival car show, which features an absolutely huge selection of classics every year – and is big enough to be classed as a worthy show all of its own. It’s also free! Owners of pre-1967 cars are also eligible for Hawthorn parking, which allows parking within the circuit grounds. This can be bought for £50 on Friday and £60 throughout the weekend.
Goodwood Revival postcode: PO18 0PX
The circuit is located near the town of Chichester, West Sussex. This postcode can be used to get you heading in the right direction, but the huge amount to traffic surrounding the circuit over the weekend means that there will be special signposted routes in from the main routes in.
There is also the option of travelling in via public transport, with regular busses from Chichester train station to the event.
What to wear at the 2016 Goodwood Revival
The Revival isn’t solely a motor sport meeting; it’s the world’s biggest vintage party, too. Dressing up in period fashions from the 1940s-to-1960s heyday of the circuit is part of the magic of the event, and ‘partygoers’ traditionally enter into the nostalgic spirit of the occasion with gusto. Although there is no official dress code for the Revival, almost everyone enters into the spirit of things.
Whatever your budget, an authentic look is easily achievable. From Rocker-esque jeans and leather jacket to more conservative gentlemen’s tweeds and trilby, classic mechanic’s overalls to a full-on vintage military uniform in honour of the Goodwood estate’s wartime heritage, all you need is a bit of creativity and inspiration.
For style-conscious ladies, the options are even broader. Twentieth-century vintage fashions are more popular than ever, on both the collector circuit and the high street, and styles from the elegant WW2 and post-war era never fail to flatter and beguile. Land girl uniforms, Hollywood starlet glamour, sleek Parisian couture, bobby-soxer fun, Jackie ‘O’ chic… the possibilities are limitless. Just remember that there’s so much to see at Goodwood you’ll be on your feet for most of the day – so make sure your shoes don’t pinch!
Numerous vintage specialists will be selling their wares in the Revival Market and High Street, and on-site period beauticians, hairstylists and barbers can give your ensemble that final polish. If you get your look just right, you may well be ‘spotted’ by Goodwood’s roving team of fashion experts, who will be on the lookout for the most stylish vintage ladies and dapper gents at the 2016 Revival. They’ll be judging the official Best Dressed Man and Lady Awards throughout the event, with each day culminating in a catwalk show and prize-giving ceremony.
>Take a look through last year's event gallery to get a feel for why the Revival has become so legendary.