The Goodwood Revival Meeting, takes place from 12-14 September and there will be plenty of 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s icons for all to see on the track. Highlights at the Goodwood Motor Circuit include the following:
Sixty years of the Jaguar D-type with one of the largest gatherings of D-types in the world including the Lavant Cup, to feature 23 of them, and a pair of parades with a staggering 33 machines.
Sixty years of the small-block V8 engine, celebrated by the Shelby Cup for pre-1966 saloons powered by the unit, and featuring Marussia F1 racer Max Chilton and 20 Ford Mustangs to mark the car’s 50th anniversary.
Fifty years since Sir Jackie Stewart was ‘discovered’ driving at Goodwood, celebrated with a parade on each day of 23 of his competition cars – including the Cooper F3 car he first drove at Goodwood in 1964.
Fifty years since the summer of ’64 saw the Mods and Rockers duking it out at seaside resorts across the south coast of England, with a Brighton Pier installation and a Friday morning parade, led by Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels.
And a 1960s themed Earls Court Motor Show, celebrating ‘the versatile V8’ in its central concourse.
Also, where else in on the planet can you see a full-scale model of Stonehenge?
Commissioned by Lord March to be larger than the original (for greater visibility as there will be more people at the Goodwood Revival [some 150,000] than were in the entire United Kingdom 5,000 years ago [population circa 100,000]), the installation will be in place exclusively for the Revival weekend.
It’s in celebration of the pre-historic monument’s 99 years in safe hands, after it was bought at auction in 1915 by Cecil Chubb for £6,600 (some £500,000 in today’s money).
Some say it was bought to stop it being shipped to America, and it is suggested that the Goodwood version may be offered up for sale after the Revival to offer potential U.S. buyers another chance to take Stonehenge stateside!
To add to the authenticity of the event, a bunch of druids will attend to mark the occasion and will be invited to enact rituals and ceremonies at the site – though the rain dance is banned!
Unlike the original, guests will be invited into the monument site, making it a must-visit UK ‘selfie’ destination this September!
Visit www.goodwood.com for more information.