August 29, 2019 KahnMedia

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE AT THE 2019 GOODWOOD REVIVAL

Fast Facts:

  • Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the Goodwood Revival has been a magical step back in time, honoring the legacy of motor racing between 1948 and 1966.
  • In line with Rolex’s enduring commitment to motorsport – dating back to the early 1930s – the Goodwood Revival recognizes the significance of a period which pushed the boundaries of technology and inspired cultural trends that continue to resonate today.
  • Rolex Testimonee and three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart said: “The Goodwood Revival is unique in the world of motoring – it is a collection of the finest cars in the most beautiful setting. The Duke of Richmond has built it into a magnificent time capsule that brings to life the history of our sport, with superb cars and spectators encouraged to dress in the mode of this Golden Age. The authenticity of the event is exceptional and something you will always remember fondly. Rolex is very much part of the Goodwood Revival; the quality, immaculate detail, integrity and prestige perfectly aligns the brand with the Revival.”
  • The highly anticipated Kinrara Trophy launches competitive proceedings on Friday evening as an array of the most expensive pre-1963 closed-cockpit cars race into the sunset.
  • A further 14 races will follow on Saturday and Sunday, as motorcycles, touring cars, GT automobiles and prototypes recreate the glory days.
  • The two-driver Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race on Sunday is set to be a particular highlight of the weekend, featuring a breathtaking collection of priceless GT cars in an hour-long contest.
  • At the heart of the event is the Rolex Drivers’ Club, bringing together aficionados and motor racing heroes from across the ages. Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR champion and winner of the 2017 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, will attend for the first time and take on driving duties. While making his return to Goodwood, and driving a 1960s Paton in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, is multiple MotoGP race winner Dani Pedrosa.
  • Rolex Testimonee Tom Kristensen, a regular visitor to the Revival, will also compete again this year. The Danish legend and record nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans said: “Goodwood Motor Circuit is very challenging. The circuit is fast and the layout of the track equally so, requiring enormous concentration. It is a tremendous feeling driving an old-school circuit in vintage cars. I always drive the track with the utmost respect, remembering the great drivers and iconic cars that have raced there.”
  • Off the track, The Revival will pay tribute to the Swinging Sixties. Rarely seen Mini Coopers, once owned by The Beatles, will be on display for visitors to admire, as the fashion of the decade is honored across the weekend.
  • The Revival High Street will once again transport the crowds back to the 1940s, 50s and 60s, while the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation gathers rare and historic aircraft.
  • On Sunday evening, as the Goodwood Revival draws to a close, the Rolex Driver of the Meeting award is presented to the competitor who has exhibited flawless skill behind the wheel during the event.