Five key elements to watch at the 2023 Goodwood Revival
Goodwood Motor Circuit, previously an RAF aerodrome, may not have been the grandest venue for car racing in Britain, but it was known for its hospitality. The ninth Duke of Richmond & Gordon, Freddie March, who was a race winner and aviator, made Goodwood a sociable destination for sporting greats. The tradition of hosting parties and cricket matches continues under the care of his grandson, the 11th Duke. The Revival, a pre-1966 themed event, celebrates its 25th edition this weekend, offering a mecca of motorsport lifestyle. The legendary Nine Hour Sports Car Races of the 1950s, won by Aston Martins against Jaguar XK120Cs, will be remembered in Friday evening’s race. A variety of classic cars, including HWM-Jaguars, Cooper-Jaguar T33s, and Italian marques, will compete for victory. The Goodwood Trophy race on Saturday will feature the iconic ERAs, showcasing the influence of Raymond Mays and Peter Berthon on pre- and post-war motorsport. Nine ERAs, some of which were present on the opening day of Goodwood in 1948, will battle for supremacy. The event promises an amazing and thrilling experience for motorsport enthusiasts.