Journal: There Was No Place On Earth Like Goodwood In Period

There Was No Place On Earth Like Goodwood In Period

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
June 23, 2016

Goodwood is a special place. So special, in fact, that the world’s most incredible machines rush to be a part of an event like this weekend’s Revival. Of course, we’ll be there, but what makes Goodwood such an iconic venue?

Since 1936, the Goodwood Hillclimb attracted speed demons to the grounds, with the adjacent Goodwood Circuit open for business in 1948 on the former RAF Westhampnett airfield grounds. Unknown at the time, history was soon to be made: a young Stirling Moss won one of the events on its opening day.

The hillclimb was resurrected in 1993 by Lord March, with the Circuit brought back into use soon after. Why? To keep its irreplaceable history intact.

Now internationally renowned, let’s not forget why enthusiasts from around the world gather here frequently: it’s a venue where history is made.

Here are some shots from years past–do you have any fond memories of Goodwood in period?

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timbetancourtRusty ShacklefordMatthew Lange Recent comment authors
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Just wondering about the rules at that time.

Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford

Two articles misidentifying this weekend’s event as Goodwood Revival? This weekend is the Festival of Speed.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

The picture of the three Cobra Daytona’s definitely isn’t at Goodwood which is mostly flat. I would guess it is somewhere in France possibly Reims Gueux or even Le Mans

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Sorry two Cobra Daytonas and a Ferrari 250GTO.