We might live in an era of high tech, automated cars, but if there's one thing petrol heads crave it is a return to the thunder and roar of classic cars doing battle. Other than stepping into a time machine there's only one way to relive the glory days and that is to head for the Goodwood Revival. Quirky, thrilling and unmissable is how devotees would describe the flagship event as it roars into its' seventeenth year from the 12-14th September.
Lining up in their dozens, you can feel the excitement as vintage Ferraris, Jaguars, Mercedes and scores of other old school favourites compete over three days of racing. A genuine one off event every September, the Goodwood Revival offers an intoxicating combination of speed and nostalgia that draws visitors in their thousands.
So popular is the event that standard tickets are highly to be sold out by the time you read this. But if you didn't order in time and can't wait for next year, there are still cracking hospitality packages available on the Sunday: ticketing.goodwood.com/Packages.html
From the sights, sounds and even the smells you might be forgiven for thinking you were back in the 1950's and 60's heyday of British racing. But it isn't just the cars that look the part. 'Faithful' is hardly the word as travelling enthusiasts and legendary drivers alike turn up fully dressed in retro attire, ready to take on a race circuit unchanged from that which once rated alongside Silverstone as the UK's finest.
With a vast range of unique and rare vehicles on display, there simply couldn't be a more perfect event for the classic car owner (and in fact modern, automated contraptions are banned from the main race arena!). Nor could you find a better base than Park House Hotel, which is just a couple of gear changes away from the races, yet also a perfect haven to relax and unwind after all the excitement and exhaust fumes of a busy race day. Why not make it an even more indulgent getaway with one of our special packages?
Highlights Reel from 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpyuZafpAnI