Celebrating 75 years of motorsport at Goodwood

February 3, 2023

2023 is set to be an unmissable year of motor racing!

Motor racing fans are in for an absolute treat in 2023 and West Sussex is where it’s at! The Goodwood Estate is commemorating 75 years of motorsport with a multitude of memorable motor racing events throughout the year. 

Celebrating 75 years of motorsport at Goodwood, this summer will provide the setting for the much-anticipated Festival of Speed and legendary Goodwood Revival. A must-see for racing fans all over the UK, put these dates in your diary and join us for a day to remember…  

75 years of Goodwood Motor Circuit

Established in 1948, Goodwood Motor Circuit is the only classic race track in the world to still be used in its original form. The circuit was lovingly and painstakingly restored back to its former glory in 1998, recreating how it looked in its 1940’s post-war heyday. 

2023 marks 75 years of the world-famous Goodwood Motor Circuit which will play host to the ever-popular Revival and Members’ Meeting. Charles Gordon-Lennox – the 11th Duke of Richmond – is the British aristocrat owner of the Goodwood Estate and describes this year as “unmissable”. 

Thanks to his love of everything motorsport, the Duke of Richmond is the founder of Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, so is somewhat of a legend in these parts!

Breakfast Club events

To help celebrate 75 years of Goodwood Motor Circuit, the estate is hosting three exciting Breakfast Club events to mark the occasion. Why not sign up to Supercar Sunday on the 7th May, or 75th Sunday on the 4th June, and finally Classic Car Sunday on the 30th July. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign-up straightaway to secure yours!   

30 years of Festival of Speed

Get ready for the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture in one place! Goodwood Festival of Speed marks 30 years of thrilling racing for every type of motorsport fan and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Set in an absolutely stunning location, witness four days of the best motoring action money can buy. You can get up close and personal with some of the world’s most expensive and sought-after vehicles, while rubbing shoulders with the stars. You’ll be surprised at just how many celebs you could bump into – the likes of David Beckham, Chris Hoy, Caitlyn Jenner and Jodie Kidd were some of the famous faces spotted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2022.

Festival of Speed details

Dates: 13th – 16th July 2023
Gates open: 7am
Location: Goodwood House, Chichester
Tickets: from £54 per person (early bird price)

You can book a day ticket or if you don’t want to miss a minute of the action, treat yourself to a full 4-day pass. The popular event sells out quickly so be sure to get your tickets in plenty of time to avoid disappointment. 

25 years of Goodwood Revival

If you’ve not had your fill of motorsport madness by the end of the summer, then fear not as Goodwood Revival is ready to take you back in time to a bygone era. Nostalgia and motorsport come together to provide a truly immersive experience for any car fan.

Goodwood Motor Circuit really does come alive for the Revival and celebrates the ‘good old days’ with a series of historic races, renowned drivers and riders, vintage fashion and a retro atmosphere worthy of any Instagram or TikTok post. 

Goodwood Revival details

Dates: 8th – 10th September 2023
Gates open: 7:30am
Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester
Tickets: from £67 per person (early bird price)

Experience racing as it used to be and book a day ticket or for the full throwback adventure, treat yourself to a 3-day pass. This is another extremely popular event, so book your tickets early to avoid being left out.   

25 years of Goodwood Road Racing Club

If you’re a massive motorhead then the Goodwood Road Racing Club is right up your street. A must for motorsport enthusiasts, Goodwood’s very own racing club is a community of die-hard fans who absolutely love the world-famous motor circuit. 

As a member you’ll receive exclusive access to Goodwood’s motorsport events and experiences, as well as benefiting from discounts for tickets to Festival of Speed and the Revival. An entry-level Fellowship membership is £79 when you’ll also be added to a waiting list for full top-tier level Membership, which is as exclusive as it gets!

80th Members’ Meeting

Goodwood Fellowship members can start off the motorsport season in style thanks to the access-all-areas exclusive spring event. Celebrating its 80th meet this year, the Members’ Meeting is a weekend of epic-level motor racing and thrilling on-track demos that will leave you wanting more. 

The season opener takes place on the 15th and 16th April 2023 and is one of the hottest tickets in town!   

10 fascinating facts about Goodwood Motor Circuit

  1. The very first motor sport event at Goodwood estate was held in 1936 which saw the first-ever legendary ‘hill climb’ take place 
  2. Goodwood Motor Circuit first opened to the public back in September 1948 when it hosted the first post-war motor race meeting in the UK and has never looked back!
  3. The Motor Circuit is based on an ex-military airfield – RAF Westhampnett
  4. Goodwood Motor Circuit closed its gates to contemporary motor racing in 1966 after 18 years of thrilling competition… 
  5. Which is why any vehicle older than 1966 is not allowed to be part of the annual Goodwood Revival – fact!
  6. The first Goodwood Revival meeting took place in 1998
  7. Prior to the first Revival meeting, Goodwood Motor Circuit was lovingly restored to its former glory to represent a post-war era – the devil is in the detail of course!
  8. In 2014, actor Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr Bean!) crashed his beloved 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint while taking part in Goodwood Revival’s Shelby Cup
  9. Between the years 2010 to 2015, the popular TV series Downton Abbey was filmed on location at Goodwood Motor Circuit
  10. In 2015, Goodwood Motor Circuit provided the setting for the hit film ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ which was directed by Guy Ritchie and starred Henry Cavill (best known for his role as Superman) 

Performance Track Days

You too could experience life in the fast lane with a high-octane Performance Track Day experience, exclusively at Goodwood Motor Circuit. Follow in the footsteps of racing legends such as Graham Hill and Stirling Moss when you accelerate along the two-and-a-half miles of historic track. 

With so much to look forward to at Goodwood this year, we feel pretty blessed that 67 Degrees HQ is only a few miles down the road. If one thing’s for sure this summer, sunny Sussex is the place to be for the best in motorsport action! 

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