Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the Goodwood Revival has been a magical step back in time, honouring the legacy of motor racing between 1948 and 1966. Rolex’s long-term partnership with this meeting highlights a timeless appreciation for the past and of the creations from a bygone era.
- Since 1997, the Goodwood Revival has celebrated the heritage of motor sport, taking a glorious step back in time to the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
- The event returns this weekend, Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19.
- For 17 years, Rolex has supported the Goodwood Revival and the Rolex Drivers’ Club, sharing an eagerness to remember and learn from yesteryear. Throughout its history, the Swiss watch brand has supported those who strive to push the boundaries, and continues to take the time to celebrate pioneering individuals, such as Sir Jackie Stewart and Tom Kristensen, and their enduring legacies.
- Rolex Testimonee and three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart says:
“The Goodwood Revival is one of the great motorsport events and Rolex has been deeply involved since 2004. It is a journey down memory lane – just look at the array of cars and the incredible style on display. The collection of cars is the best and most expensive in the world and they actually race against each other – this doesn’t happen anywhere else like it does at Goodwood. It is one of the most special gatherings on the global motorsport calendar and Rolex plays a part in that as the Official Timepiece.”
- The Revival returns this year with many of its crowd-favorite races, including the two-part St. Mary’s Trophy for 1950s saloon cars and the high-speed Whitsun Trophy.
- Tom Kristensen, a Rolex Testimonee, nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Goodwood regular, says:
“It is a privilege to drive vintage vehicles – some of the cars are older than me, and you really get an in-depth feeling for how the technology has advanced and evolved over the generations. The Goodwood Revival gives us the opportunity to look back and celebrate the heritage of motor sport as well as its ongoing influence on society.”
- For Sir Jackie, travelling to Goodwood Motor Circuit each year is an opportunity to reflect on his career and the circuit’s considerable influence on his life:
“Goodwood is a very special place for me because I went there with my older brother, Jimmy, in 1954, when I was a wee boy. He won the Johnson Trophy, driving an Ecurie Ecosse Type C Jaguar, and I was there to applaud him. Later, during my career, I raced at Goodwood and it changed my path in life, ultimately giving me the opportunity to compete in Formula 1. What’s really special is the fact that my brother drove the exact track I did, and it is still the same for today’s drivers – it remains an incredible challenge.”
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