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Mach dein erstes Goodwood Revival 2024 unvergesslich: Ein Leitfaden für Anfänger

Visiting the Goodwood Revival for the first time is very exciting and thrilling, but can also easily overwhelm the visitor. Taking place from 06-08 September, the 2024 Revival offers a unique mix of classic car racing, retro fashion show and historic aircraft and attracts classic car enthusiasts from all over the world. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your first Goodwood Revival visit...

Goodwood Revival 2018 St. Mary Trophy_Nick Dungan
Alfa Romeo GTA at Goodwood Revival 2018 St. Mary Trophy. Credit by: Nick Dungan

Understanding Goodwood Revival

History and Legacy

The Goodwood Revival is not just a festival; it’s a time-traveling experience that celebrates the golden era of motor racing. Established in 1998, it takes place at the historic Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex, England. This event pays homage to the period between 1948 and 1966, when the circuit was in its prime. The Revival is renowned for its authentic atmosphere, with participants and spectators alike dressed in period-appropriate attire, making it a must-visit for any classic car enthusiast.

Event Highlights

Goodwood Revival is packed with attractions that cater to various interests. The main highlights include:

  • Vintage Car Races: Witness thrilling races featuring classic cars from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.
  • Air Displays: Marvel at the aerial acrobatics of vintage aircraft.
  • Vintage Market: Explore a market brimming with retro clothing, accessories, and memorabilia.
Carroll Shelby celebration 2023 Goodwood Revival. start line Ph. by Peter Summers
Carol Shelby Memorial Rennen in Goodwood. Credit: by  Peter Summer

Goodwood Revival 2024

In 2024, the Goodwood Revival promises to be even more spectacular, with even more attractive experiences for visitors such as the historic fairground with beautiful vintage carousels and fairground stalls. The great career of John Surtees will be celebrated in 2024, the only British racing driver to achieve great success on a motorbike as well as behind the wheel of a sports car. An incredible array of precious classic cars await you, as well as newly restored, rare vintage aeroplanes making their debut in the air shows. This year's theme celebrates the great successes of motorsport and aviation in the middle of the 20th century.


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Planning Your Visit

Accommodation Options

Finding the right place to stay is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable visit. Goodwood offers several accommodation options:

  • Hotels und B&Bs: Numerous charming hotels and bed-and-breakfasts in nearby towns such as Chichester and Arundel offer convenient access to the event.
  • Camping: For a more immersive experience, consider camping at the dedicated sites near the Goodwood Circuit. This option allows you to stay close to the action and enjoy the festival atmosphere round-the-clock.
Goodwood Revival 2023

Alfa Romeo von Enzo Ferraris Rennteam der Scuderia Ferrari 

Travel Tips

Goodwood is accessible by various means:

  • Driving: Ample parking is available, but arriving early is recommended to secure a good spot. The scenic drive to Goodwood through the English countryside is an experience in itself.
  • Public Transport: Regular train services run to Chichester, with shuttle buses providing convenient transport to the event site. Alternatively, taxis and ride-sharing services are readily available.
Goodwood Revival Paddock 2018_Chris Ison

Legendäre Sportwagen hautnah im Paddock zur Kinrara Trophy Goodwood Revival 2023 Credit: by Chris Ison

What to wear

Vintage Fashion Guide

One of the unique aspects of Goodwood Revival is the emphasis on vintage fashion. Attendees are encouraged to dress in styles from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. This adds to the event’s authentic atmosphere and makes for great photo opportunities. Men often don tweed suits, flat caps, and brogues, while women opt for elegant dresses, hats, and gloves reminiscent of the era.

Shopping for Outfits

If you don’t already have vintage attire, there are several places to shop for outfits:

  • Vintage Clothing Stores: Many cities have specialty stores offering a wide range of period-appropriate clothing.
  • Online-Retailers*: Websites dedicated to vintage fashion can provide a convenient way to find the perfect outfit.
  • Goodwood Revival Markt: Once at the event, explore the vintage market for unique clothing and accessories.
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Must-See Events at Revival 2024

Race Schedule and Participants

The racing calendar is packed with exciting racing classes and thrilling sports cars. Important races often feature well-known former racing drivers or renowned collectors and celebrities and offer a thrilling spectacle for racing fans. Check the official schedule in advance to make sure you don't miss your favourite races.

Special Displays and Exhibitions

Don’t miss the special displays of iconic cars and other historical exhibitions. These exhibits offer a deep dive into the automotive history and heritage celebrated at Goodwood. Highlights often include rare vehicles and themed exhibits that showcase the evolution of motor racing. 

Festival Fan Experiences

Interactive activities and experiences are designed to engage and entertain fans of all ages. From pit stop challenges to driving simulators, there’s something for everyone. The festival also offers workshops and demonstrations, giving attendees a hands-on experience with vintage car maintenance and restoration.

Goodwood Revival Beautyparade 2015_StephanieO'Callaghan

Goodwood Revival Beautyparade Credit: by Stephanie O'Callaghan

Enhancing Your Experience

Hospitality- und VIP-Packages

For a more luxurious experience, explore the various hospitality packages. These offer perks such as exclusive viewing areas, gourmet dining, and premium amenities. VIP packages often include access to private lounges, behind-the-scenes tours, and opportunities to meet drivers and other celebrities.

Food and Drinks

Goodwood Revival features a wide array of food stalls and dining options. Indulge in delicious local delicacies and classic British fare. From traditional fish and chips to gourmet meals prepared by renowned chefs, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Be sure to try some of the event’s signature cocktails and vintage-themed refreshments.

Merchandise und Souvenirs

Visit the official merchandise stands to pick up unique souvenirs and memorabilia. These items make for great keepsakes to remember your time at Goodwood Revival. From vintage posters and apparel to model cars and books, the selection is vast and varied.

Capturing Memories



Photography Tips

The Goodwood Revival offers countless photo opportunities. Some of the best spots include the start/finish line, the paddocks, and the vintage market. Capture the essence of the event by focusing on both the action and the atmosphere. Early mornings and late afternoons provide the best lighting for photography, enhancing the vintage charm of your shots.

Live Streams and Videos

If you can’t attend in person, you can still experience the Revival through live streams and videos. This is a great way to stay connected to the event and relive your favorite moments. The official Goodwood Revival website and social media channels often provide comprehensive coverage, including behind-the-scenes content and interviews.



The Goodwood Revival is a magical journey into the past, offering an unparalleled experience for classic car enthusiasts and history buffs alike. As a first-time attendee, immerse yourself in the nostalgia, enjoy the races, and take in the unique atmosphere.

Mit diesen Tipps und Einblicken werden Sie sicher einen unvergesslichen und angenehmen Besuch beim Goodwood Revival 2024 haben. Vergessen Sie nicht, im Voraus zu planen, sich entsprechend zu kleiden und jeden Moment dieses außergewöhnlichen Events zu genießen. Hier geht es zu einer noch umfassenderen Übersicht zum Revival. Die Mischung aus aufregenden Rennen, Vintage-Mode und historischer Feier macht das Goodwood Revival zu einem wahrhaft unvergesslichen Erlebnis.

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Racing at the Goodwood Revival 2023. Ph. by Jayson Fong.

Racing at the Goodwood Revival 2023. Ph. by Jayson Fong.

Page Photo Credits by: Pamaphotos, Drew Gibson, Nick Dungan, Jordan Butters, Stephanie O Callaghan, Dominic James, Peter Summers, Jason Fong, Chris Ison, Michal Pospisil, 
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