You can't get more UK-motoring than this: a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the pinnacle of motorsport, the "Goodwood Revival." If you want to experience automotive history up close, dress the part of by-gone eras, and enjoy a historic racetrack in an intimate setting, this is the place to be.
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Goodwood calling...the "Revival" Tour
Brooklands and Mercedes-Benz World
We will welcome you at the Brooklands Hotel in Brooklands by early afternoon, a place where Hugh Fortescue Locke-King built the world's first racetrack in 1907. On the historical grounds of the former racetrack, we will visit the Brooklands Museum and "Mercedes-Benz World" together. In the evening, we invite you to a shared gourmet dinner.
Day: Goodwood Revival from a bird's eye view
In the early morning, you'll depart comfortably in a transfer bus to the expansive grounds of Goodwood. The namesake "Revival" offers a captivating blend of charming English countryside and the adrenaline rush of a thunderous "Gentlemen's Race." Unlike the "Festival of Speed," at the Revival, only classics are permitted, and the races take place on the same circuit, which was converted from a World War II airstrip and turned Goodwood into a mecca for car enthusiasts from around the world. Participants and guests are equally expected to dress in period-appropriate attire, ideally in the style of the 1940s to the 1960s. No worries though, you don't need to bring anything from home. In a reserved area, you can get dressed in ease, choose the appropriate hairstyle, and select fashionable accessories. In line with this, fashion stars offer workshops on "Vintage Styling" and luxury second-hand outfits. One of the most beautiful lounges of the Goodwood Road Racing Club, is reserved for you.
Day 3: Goodwood Revival goes Vintage
Today, we set off early again to the south of England in Chichester, where Goodwood Estate is located. The final day of the Revival offers numerous attractions once more. During our helicopter tour, you'll gain a great overview of the extensive lands of the Earl of March and Kinrara. While strolling through the paddocks, you'll encounter well-known racers, heroes from the past and present. Each day, stars of the motorsport’s scene visit the "GRRC Lounge" for brief interviews and greet the guests. It's your last chance to pick up some souvenirs and bid farewell to the legendary sports cars in the main paddock. During the shared farewell dinner, you can reflect on the many impressions and engage in petrol head conversations about the past few days.
Day 4: Optional AMG Taster Training
Today, you can start your morning at a relaxed pace. For example, at the neighboring racetrack of the Mercedes-Benz World, depending on your mood and budget, you can enjoy an AMG track training or an off-road training on the in-house course. Afterward, it's time to say "Goodbye, England, see you soon!"
Goodwood Revival is the Ascot of historic motorsport. Every September, 140,000 people make the pilgrimage to the south of England to drink champagne in vintage outfits and experience old warhorses and their racing cars that have made motorsport history. Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Graham Hill fought fierce duels on the Goodwood Motor Circuit right into the 1960s. At the end of 1966, international motorsport at Goodwood came to an end. In 1998, Lord March had the race track restored and started the revival as a classic race for sports cars built up to 1966.
In 14 different racing classes, former drivers compete for victory against ambitious or well-heeled private drivers or those who are both. On this stage, more than three dozen racers of international renown, ranging from Formula 1 world champions and Grand Prix winners to Le Mans winners and winners in endurance and touring car series face the challenge. The "Lavant Cup" and the "Lord March Trophy" are the most prestigious of the racing classes, so victory in these categories is particularly coveted.
The Goodwood Revival is a gigantic stage where visitors are not just spectators, but also participants. Here you can truly travel back in time to the beginnings and heyday of the automobile. The style, clothing, hairstyles and hats of the spectators make up a large part of this flair and harmonize perfectly with the historic vehicles, motorcycles and aircraft. If you want to be professionally dressed, have a real vintage hairstyle or take part in a tailoring workshop, you can do all this during the festival. Bands play music from different eras and invite you to dance in style. For all vintage lovers, a stroll through the High Street is the order of the day, where you can find vintage flavors to your heart's content, be it clothes, automobilia or devotional objects. An open-air cinema near the route shows classic films such as "Grease", while valuable vintage cars go under the hammer at the elegant Bonhams auction house. There are also some rides from the turn of the century that are still powered by steam. Stores and food stalls with a historic look resemble a movie set and take us on a Nostalgic journey back to a bygone era.
3 nights including breakfast at a four-star hotel in Brooklands
2 dinners, including a gourmet dinner
Goodwood Revival Day Passes Saturday & Sunday
Exclusive lounge access including stands for Saturday & Sunday
Revival Welcome Package
Transfers to/from the Revival
Helicopter sightseeing tour in Goodwood
Admission to the Brooklands Museum
English-speaking guide and service team during the entire trip
Not included in the arrangement:
Goodwood costume rental, AMG Driving Experience and off-road course, arrivals to/departures from Brooklands, meals unless specifically included;