Get ready to step back in time to a golden era in motorsport – the countdown to the 2016 Goodwood Revival begins now. For 2016 you can expect to see breathtaking wheel-to-wheel action, thundering air displays, style, glitz and glamour from the 9th to the 11th of September. Now in its 18th year, the Goodwood Revival is held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the only motorsport venue on the planet to remain preserved in its original form.
The Revival race program will this year include a full schedule of 15 races over the weekend, including a completely new Kinrara Trophy race into the dusk on Friday evening. In the most glamorous addition to the Revival’s entry list since the event began in 1998, the field will include a glittering array of Ferrari 250 GT SWBs and GTOs, Aston Martin DB4 GTs and Zagatos, and steel-bodied Jaguar E-types. Evoking memories of the Tourist Trophy races won by Sir Stirling Moss and Innes Ireland in 1960-62.
The St Mary’s Trophy will see a full grid of identical 85bhp Austin A35s lined up and raring to go in what is likely to be the most closely fought race in Revival history, and the Lavant Cup will celebrate BMW’s centenary with a glorious grid of BMW and Bristol engined sports cars.
Special celebrations on the hallowed Goodwood circuit will include track demonstrations in tribute to the life and career of Sir Jack Brabham on the 50th anniversary of his final world championship win, and the 50th anniversary of Formula 1‘s ‘Return to Power’ in 1966.
“Life in ’66” will feature a parade of 1960s vehicles celebrating the 50th anniversary of England’s World Cup win, and the hugely popular Settrington Cup race will return again featuring pedal-powered Austin J40s.
Emanuele Pirro, five-time Le Mans winner said, “In the Le Mans film, Steve McQueen said ‘racing is life, everything else is just waiting’. I say ‘Goodwood is life and everything else is just waiting’.”
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