Goodwood Revival

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Held since 1998 each September, the Goodwood Circuit celebrates history with the Goodwood Revival festival, an event that brings together cars and fashion from the heyday of British motorsport from the years of 1948 to 1966. Classic cars are raced and exhibited, while visitors and attendees dress in period clothing to embrace the full experience. Exhibitions, shows, stalls, entertainment and more culminate to make this one of the very best sporting events in the UK. The Goodwood Circuit is near Chichester on England’s southern coast, within easy reach of our ferry route to Newhaven, as well as our Channel crossings to Dover from Calais and Dunkirk.

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Getting there with your vehicle

Getting there

Goodwood is easily accessible by car, with our Channel ferries providing convenient travel from mainland Europe. Our Dieppe to Newhaven ferry takes around four hours, and puts you just over an hour away from Goodwood circuit. Alternatively, there is our Calais to Dover route, taking just 90 minutes, with the option to sail from Dunkirk. Travelling from Dover to Goodwood by car takes around two hours and 20 minutes.

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How to get to Goodwood

How to get to Goodwood

There are easy road links to the Goodwood estate, located just off the A27 outside Chichester. It’s also within easy reach of several cities and seaside resorts, such as Southampton, Portsmouth, and Brighton. On the day of the festival, traffic management will be in place, so follow directions rather than using your Sat Nav once signage appears. Parking is free for those attending the Revival event and if you’re lucky enough to own a classic car, you can book in at the special show car park too.

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Goodwood Revival

What to see near the festival

The South Coast of England is home to many fantastic destinations, from elegant seaside towns to historic maritime ports, as well as plenty of natural beauty to behold. Brighton is one of Britain’s most famous seaside resorts, home to the exuberant Royal Pavilion and the Brighton Palace Pier. There’s also historic Portsmouth, home to Nelson’s flagship, the HMS Victory, and the Mary Rose Museum.

Goodwood itself is in fact located in South Downs National Park, a beautiful area of rolling countryside with picturesque towns and villages. There are plenty of hiking trails and cycling paths to explore here. Just to the west is the New Forest National Park which is home to ancient woodlands and idyllic glades, as well as wild horses and ample wildlife.

Goodwood Revival

Goodwood 2017 takes place from the 8th to the 10th of September, with no less than 14 races, along with countless show cars, stalls, exhibitions, food and more. There really is something for everyone, providing entertainment for the whole family. Don’t forget about the period style dress code as several different awards given out for the best dressed attendees.

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Friday, the event’s opening day, is the first chance to see all of the cars, bikes and other attractions on display. There’s also one hour-long race that takes place late in the day and during sunset. All competitors are also be involved in practices, so there’s certainly no lack of action. Saturday is when it really kicks off, with seven races to look forward to including famous events such as the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy and the St Mary’s Trophy saloon car race. There’s also a fly-past from some of WWII’s most recognisable planes. Sunday, the final day of the event, sees another selection of races and the crowning of the champions.

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