Wednesday, 13 July 2011

GOODWOOD GETS READY FOR 2011 REVIVAL



With this year’s Festival of Speed now a fond but distant memory for the 181,000 enthusiastic spectators that attended the event, the excitement for motor racing at Goodwood is growing again with just over nine weeks to go until the 2011 Goodwood Revival (16-18 September) gets underway with its mouth-watering grids, scintillating on-track action, and a number of significant anniversaries to celebrate.

The 2011 Revival is set to build on the success of last year’s event, when a record-breaking 134,000 people attended over the weekend. As ever, the Revival offers visitors of all ages a chance to revel in the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. It is the only sporting event in the world set entirely to a period theme and, every year, spectators and competitors take a magical step back in time by getting into the effervescent Goodwood spirit. The majority of visitors enter into the spirit of the event, dressing in appropriate clothing from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

This September’s event will offer an action-packed weekend of historic motor racing and period theatre for all the family, as always – with much more besides. The following is a summary of all the on-track activity:

Celebrity Two-driver Races
Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race (one hour, two driver)
Fordwater Trophy - For Jaguar E-Types of a type that raced up to 1966
St Mary’s Trophy - Two races for saloon cars of a type that raced between 1960 and 1966
Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy - Two races for 350cc to 500cc motorcycles of a type that raced between 1960 and 1966
Sports car races
Madgwick Cup - For sports-racing cars under 3-litres of a type that raced between 1960 and 1966
Freddie March Memorial Trophy - For cars in the spirit of the Goodwood Nine-Hour races, 1952-1955
Sussex Trophy - For World Championship sports cars and production sports racing cars from 1955-1960
Whitsun Trophy - For sports-racing prototypes of a type that raced between 1963 and 1966
Single-Seater Racing
Goodwood Trophy - For Grand Prix and Voiturette cars of a type that raced between 1930 and 1950
Richmond Trophy - For front-engined Grand Prix cars of a type that raced between 1950 and 1960
Glover Trophy - For 1.5-litre Formula One and Tasman cars of a type that raced between 1961 and 1965
Chichester Cup - For disc-braked rear-engined Formula Juniors of a type that raced between 1960 and 1963
Earl of March Trophy - For 500cc Formula 3 cars of a type that raced between 1948 and 1959

Circuit Parades
Tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio
100 Years of Ford of Great Britain
Motocross Champions
Special Tribute - 75 Years of the Spitfire