Le Mans in the spotlight at the Goodwood Revival, this weekend

16 Sep. 2022 • 16:45
The most incredible gathering of classic cars is held this weekend in England, in West Sussex!
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In consultation with the UK Government and in line with official protocols, the Goodwood Revival will go ahead with appropriate measures in place, this coming weekend Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September. There will be special moments throughout the weekend to acknowledge Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her incredible reign.

Honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I

The Goodwood Revival is due to go ahead this weekend with special dedicated moments to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In keeping with the period style of the event, Goodwood staff will be wearing black armbands throughout the Revival weekend and all visitors are welcome to do the same. There will be a book of condolence at the Motor Circuit for people to sign throughout the weekend and all Union flags will fly at half-mast. We will be showing a very special short film of The Queen at Goodwood over the years on each day of the event, which can be viewed across the site on the various big screens. Following the dedicated short film we ask guests to join us in a minute's silence.


Across the weekend you can expect to see:

Vintage fashion

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As well as some of the most exquisite classic cars, the Goodwood Revival offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in iconic vintage fashion. The Revival is defined by its period dress code with tweeds and trilbies for men and pin curls and petticoats for the ladies. Every outfit has a story behind it as the Revival community thrifts, borrows and restyles items in order to embrace the glamorous styles from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Dress to impress as the ‘Best Dressed Competition’ judges will be on the lookout for authentic outfits across the weekend with the Best Dressed Competition held at 3pm each day on the Richmond Lawn.

Le Mans at Goodwood

Goodwood is delighted to announce that the 24 Hours of Le Mans Centenary Trophy will be on display at Revival. We’re looking forward to hosting the trophy on its epic relay around the world ahead of the special centenary celebrations at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2023.


On display at various locations across the event, the trophy joins 15 drivers who have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 44 times between them. Continuing the Le Mans theme, the Rover-BRM Turbine that competed at Le Mans in the 60s will appear at the Motul Garage in the Chicane Paddock and will also take part in the Graham Hill celebrations across the weekend.

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Classic cars

As always, the Goodwood Revival will showcase some of the most exquisite classic cars, motorcycles and planes as we celebrate with an extraordinary weekend of historic racing.


On track, the Freddie March Memorial Trophy will host stunning sportscars from the late-1940s to early-1950s including the Jaguar C-Type, Aston Martin DB3S and the Allard J2X. Also set to race across the weekend are the likes of the Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari 250 SWB, Aston Martin DB4 GT and an impressive 30 MG Bs, taking part in their own dedicated race, the Lavant Cup. Earls raceway will also play host to a fleet of 1932 Fords for their 90th anniversary.

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Around the event

There’s something for everyone at Revival from Over The Road, to the Revive & Thrive Village. The J40 Motor Company is offering free Austin J40 pedal car rides for children aged between 5-10 years old. The sessions will be available from 9am - 6pm each day, including a photo moment and the all important driver’s briefing. This wholesome opportunity will be available to book on the day via a first come, first served basis over at the J40 Motor Company stand near the Woodcote Paddocks.

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New for this year, the Revive & Thrive Village will become a fundamental new part of Revival. The Village will offer visitors the chance to get involved with vintage workshops including how to make a reusable face wipe, how to craft a vintage headband and how to quilt a mug rug. Meanwhile, the Revive & Thrive Stage will host the likes of Paula Sutton of Hill House Vintage, Onyi Moss, Charlotte Jacklin and Juliet Uzor, whilst Dominic Chinea, Micaela Sharp and Zoe Murphy are set to inspire crowds with upcycling and restoration demonstrations.

Bonhams Sale

A firm favourite amongst the Revival community is of course the Bonhams Sale. Each year a collection of extraordinary classic cars get ready to go under the hammer. This year, a car close to Goodwood’s heart will be auctioned at the Sale: the Aston Martin DB3, which won the first Goodwood 9 Hours race back in 1952. The auction will take place on Saturday at 1pm. 

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