Goodwood Revival 2019: timetable, dates, live stream and everything else about the motoring festival

Goodwood Revival 2019: timetable, dates, live stream and everything else about the motoring festival
Goodwood Revival 2019: timetable, dates, live stream and everything else about the motoring festival

This weekend sees the Goodwood Revival festival rev into action.

Unlike the Goodwood Festival of Speed – which brings classic vehicles and futuristic supercars together to celebrate not just the past, but the present and future of car racing – Revival is all about classic cars.

Exclusively showcasing the kind of motors that would have once raced around the track during its original incarnation (1948–1966), Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival of both motor-racing and all things vintage held each September at the legendary circuit.

Tickets for this year’s event have sold out, but you can still get involved. Here’s how:

When is Goodwood Revival 2019?

Goodwood Revival 2019 runs between 13 and 15 September.

What’s the timetable for this year’s Goodwood Revival?

The order of events for this year’s Goodwood Revival is as follows:

FRIDAY

0800 AIR DISPLAY (10 mins)
0915 TRACK PARADE: Minis
0945 Official Practice: Kinrara Trophy presented by Hackett
1030 Official Practice: Fordwater Trophy
1105 Official Practice: Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy
1150 Official Practice: St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul – Part 1
1225 Official Practice: Goodwood Trophy
1305 TRACK PARADE: Cooper Car Company
1325 Official Practice: Glover Trophy
1400 Official Practice: Sussex Trophy
1435 Official Practice: Earl of March Trophy
1505 Official Practice: Richmond & Gordon Trophies
1545 DEMOSTRATION: 1959 TT
1605 Official Practice: Brooklands Trophy
1635 Official Practice: St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul – Part 2
1710 Official Practice: Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration
1750 Official Practice: Whitsun Trophy presented by Sky Cinema
1835 RACE 1: Kinrara Trophy presented by Hackett

SATURDAY

0815 AIR DISPLAY (10 mins)
0845 Track Blessing
0900 TRACK PARADE: Minis
0930 Official Practice: Freddie March Memorial Trophy
1020 RACE 2: Fordwater Trophy
1030 Bonhams Automobilia Auction – (entry by catalogue only)
1110 Settrington Cup Part 1
1130 DEMONSTRATION: 1959 TT
1155 RACE 3: Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy – Part 1
1250 TRACK PARADE: Sir Stirling Moss Celebration
1300 Bonhams Motor Car Auction – entry by catalogue only
1310 Official Practice: Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration
1400 RACE 4: St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul
1450 TRACK PARADE: D-Day Commemoration
1500 Best Dressed competition presented by Mastercard
1530 RACE 5: Goodwood Trophy
1615 TRACK PARADE: Cooper Car Company
1650 RACE 6: Glover Trophy
1740 RACE 7: Sussex Trophy
1905 AIR DISPLAY: Spitfire-Mustang Duo (10 mins)

SUNDAY

0815 AIR DISPLAY (10 mins)
0845 Track Blessing
0900 TRACK PARADE: Minis
0930 RACE 8: Earl of March Trophy
1015 RACE 9: Richmond & Gordon Trophies
1105 Settrington Cup – Part 2
1125 RACE 10: Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy – Part 2
1215 RACE 11: Brooklands Trophy
1310 TRACK PARADE: D-Day Commemoration
1400 DEMONSTRATION: 1959 TT
1430 RACE 12: Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration
1500 Best Dressed competition presented by Mastercard
1555 RACE 13: St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul – Part 2
1645 RACE 14: Whitsun Trophy presented by Sky Cinema
1730 TRACK PARADE: Cooper Car Company
1800 RACE 15: Freddie March Memorial Trophy
1845 Prize giving (trackside at Race Control)

What should I wear?

Atmosphere during the Goodwood Revival at Goodwood on September 9, 2017 in Chichester, England.
(Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images)

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As the festival is an open-air event, casual clothing and comfortable footwear are recommended, and the changeable spirit of the British weather makes it a good idea to always have some rainproof clothing to hand.

For those who plan on making use of the corporate hospitality pavilions, however, smart-casual dress is expected.

Most people dress in period clothes to reflect the era the classic cars are taken from.

This is not mandatory, but each day at 3pm, the Revival panel of fashion experts choose the people with the finest outfits, with this short-list invited to take part in the daily Best Dressed Competition.

For those who would like to be inspired, you can book a hair or makeup appointment at one of the Betty’s Salons located on site, and gents can finish their look at the Goodwood Barbers, located next to Earls Court.

You don’t have to wear vintage clothing, but you might look a bit out of place if you don’t!

Will there be food?

At Goodwood Revival there’s a range of options across the site where you can refuel.

From more formal restaurants, to food stands where you can grab a delicious quick bite to eat or order a luxury picnic hamper, there’s something to suit every itinerary.

Catering stands will be offering everything from sandwiches, burgers and pasties to street food and baked goods.

“Guests will never be far from a PG Tips tea shed” say the organisers, and there are well-stocked bars on site, many selling Goodwood’s own beer and ale.

How do I watch the live stream?

Even though tickets for the event have sold out, car enthusiasts can still get in on the action with Goodwood Revival’s official live stream.

The stream will be showcasing the most exciting events from the three days, so you won’t miss a moment, even from the comfort of your favourite armchair.

The whole thing is available for free through YouTube.

How do I get there?

Goodwood is located just outside Chichester, only 60 miles from London, and 30 miles from Brighton and Southampton.

There is a regular train service from London Victoria to Chichester (1 hour 40 minutes), plus the coastal service from Brighton and Portsmouth. Full details can be found on the Trainline website.

Buses or taxis are available at Chichester Station.

Information on the best route to take for those driving to the festival can be found on the festival’s website.

Where can I stay?

SEPTEMBER 09: Atmosphere during the Goodwood Revival at Goodwood on September 9, 2017 in Chichester, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
(Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images)

Since 2014, Goodwood has provided a family campsite, allowing families to book a 9m x 7m plot.

The site provides an electric hook-up, family-friendly toilets, baby change, and shower facilities and is located in the Lennox enclosure at Goodwood Racecourse, a short walk from the main event.

It also features a children’s play area, 24-hour security, on-site catering and access to a walk-in fridge to store chilled items free of charge.

For those not looking to camp, the area also boasts plenty of hotel options, including the circuit’s own Goodwood Hotel, which can be booked on the festival’s website.

However, the local hotels are usually booked up months in advance of the festival, so you’re best to make reservations well ahead of time.

Why is Goodwood famous?

Opening originally in September 1948, the Goodwood Motor Circuit played host to Britain’s first post-war racing meet.

It was founded by Freddie March, the ninth Duke of Richmond and a renowned amateur racer.

Having been starved of racing action since the war broke out, spectators turned up in their thousands to see some 85 drivers compete.

A man dressed in vintage World War II clothes attends Goodwood Revival at Goodwood on September 9, 2016 in Chichester, England
(Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

18 years later, in August 1966, Goodwood Motor Circuit announced that it would no longer be playing host to contemporary motor racing, which rounded up a rich chapter in British motorsport history.

However, this was not the end: in 1993, the Duke of Richmond’s grandson brought racing back to Goodwood by establishing the Festival of Speed.

The Duke himself rode out in the same Bristol 400 his grandfather had driven all those years ago at the circuit’s first ever racing meet.

Revival has taken place since 1998, and features Grand Prix cars from the 1950s and 60s, sports and GT cars, as well as historic saloon cars. Many of the important historic racing cars are driven by famous names from motorsport past and present, as well as celebrities.

No modern vehicles are allowed within the circuit perimeter throughout the weekend.