09/12/2004 Goodwood Revival 2005 - Dates and Theme
The 2005 Goodwood Revival will take place on 16.17.18 September. Following the successful implementation of the revised programme at last year's Revival, Friday will again see a full day of official practice, with all the excitement of qualifying, thereby maximising the thrills on offer to the spectators.
A full racing timetable will be run on both Saturday and Sunday, but also allowing more time for special track demonstrations and air displays. The aim, as always, is to make the weekend more relaxing and enjoyable for spectators and competitors alike. The race schedule and running order is yet to be confirmed but more information will be available nearer the time.
The Revival is the only sporting event in the world set entirely to a period theme. Every year, spectators and competitors take a magical step back in time by getting into the effervescent Goodwood spirit, revelling in the romance of motor racing as it used to be. The majority of visitors dress in appropriate clothing from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, considering it all part of the fun. The lovingly restored circuit is unchanged from its heyday (1948-1966), and great lengths are taken to ensure that everything on the site is exactly as it was. No modern vehicles are allowed within the circuit perimeter throughout the weekend - period vehicles provide all essential services and competitor support. Bands play 1950s music, the food outlets sell fish and chips wrapped in authentic 1950s newspaper, even the corn stooks on the circuit infield are made from a specially-grown crop with extra-long stalks for hand cutting rather than combine harvesting. An action-packed weekend of historic motor racing and period theatre for all the family.
Entry into the event will again be by advance ticket only, so visitors will need to ensure that they book in plenty of time so as to avoid any last minute disappointment. The change to advance ticket only policy has been implemented in order to preserve the Festival's unique relaxed atmosphere following a period of sustained growth. Our aim is, purely and simply, to ensure that all visitors enjoy excellent views of the action and the best possible experience at the event
To book your tickets for the Festival, please either telephone the Booking Office on +44 1243 755055 or buy on-line by visiting the Online Shopping & Tickets section of www.goodwood.co.uk. You will also find the latest news and press releases for this and the earlier, July, 'Festival' meeting at Goodwood House.