Goodwood Events 2006

Goodwood have just announced the dates for two of the world's premier sporting events, the 2006 Goodwood Festival Speed and Revival. As usual they are a 'must-do', and early details of the Festival reveal the usual line-up of jaw-dropping single-seaters, saloons and GT cars from the dawn of motoring time, to right up to date.


It is now confirmed that the 2006 Festival of Speed will take place on July 7.8.9. The theme for 2006 will be 'Racing for Glory - a Century of Grands Prix', celebrating the great sporting accolades to which drivers have always aspired. It's 100 years since the first Grand Prix, a century since the first Targa Florio road race and 40 years since the great TransAm and CanAm series were founded.

To honour these superb motoring milestones, the selection of machinery on the hill will include a spectacular array of Grand Prix cars, representing everything from the first winning Renault in 1906 to last season's championship winner from the same company. Most of the World Championship-winning models from 1950 onwards will also be in action. In addition, expect to see a whole host of Targa Florio winners, plus some wonderful entries coming over from the USA to support the fabulous TransAm and CanAm series. It should be another truly exciting and memorable weekend.


The dates for the 2006 Goodwood Revival have now been confirmed, with the event due to be held slightly earlier on 1.2.3. September.

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 as the season begins.

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-looking 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 both events 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 was implemented two years ago in order to preserve the Revival'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.

For more information on 2006 Events at Goodwood, please visit, or telephone the Ticket Hotline on +44 1243 755055, fax +44 1243 755058.

Words - Classic Driver
Photos - Roger Dixon - all Strictly Copyright

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