Goodwood ready to roll back the years with 20th Revival

06 Sep 18

West Sussex is set to take a spirited trip down memory lane this weekend (September 7/8/9) as star drivers and iconic machines from a variety of eras come together for the Goodwood Revival.

Running for its 20th year in 2018, the Revival is one of the marquee events on the historic racing calendar with classic cars, bikes and period dress taking centre stage amidst the evocative setting that is produced every year.

Arguably the most eagerly-anticipated set of races will come from the St. Mary’s Trophy where pro/am drivers share some of the greatest saloon cars from the 1960’s. With current touring car stars such as Andrew Jordan, Ashley Sutton, Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal and many more all set go wheel-to-wheel for bragging rights, expect jaw-dropping car control and edge-of-the-seat entertainment.

The Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy is also a two-part race for pre-1959 motorcycles that features some of the biggest names who compete on two wheels, such as Guy Martin – who served up a spectacular performance last year.

In-keeping with the spirit of the original Goodwood Members Meeting and returning to the timetable for the first time since 2015 is the Fordwater Trophy. Open to production-based sports and GT cars, this year’s race will heavily feature the Jaguar XK120, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The Goodwood Trophy is another Revival regular with Grand Prix and Voiturette cars from 1930 to 1951 set to duke it out for supremacy. There will be a feast of spectacular cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Jaguar in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy whilst unlimited sports cars make up the grid for the Whitsun Trophy.

Jack Sears, the first-ever British Touring Car champion, will be honoured as a glittering array of cars duke it out for supremacy in a 25-minute encounter named after the late BTCC icon.

Two-and-a-half-litre Grand Prix cars that raced between 1952 and 1960 will likely produce an emphatic spectacle in the Richard & Gordon Trophies. High-octane thrills and spills will also be in high demand in the Sussex Trophy, Glover Trophy and Chichester Cup – which is for Formula Juniors.

Capping off the action at this year’s Goodwood Revival will be the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration. The two-driver, 60-minute race is one of the highlights of the event each year as closed cockpit GT cars in the spirit of the RAC TT races from 1960 to 1964 tackle the demanding curves of Goodwood.

With an action-packed three days lying in wait, this year’s Goodwood Revival is set to be the biggest yet. For links to the star-studded entry list and timetable, click here.