The reason my parents came to visit in September, was of course to spend time with their beloved daughter (me) but also to go to Goodwood Revival, as my dad is a real car and motorcycle buff. The festival is an annual event spanning a whole weekend and on the racecourse cars and motorbikes from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s are competing. And it’s quite a sight as most people dress up in outfits from the same decades, matching the vehicles.
The area around the racecourse is almost like a little town with a pub, a time-appropriate Tesco etc.
We were only here for a day but we had a great time, watching races, having lunch, eating ice cream and just wandering around taking it all in.
The pub was, of course very popular!
There were several races on during the day, mainly sport cars (and some less sporty) but also one race with motorbikes from the 1950s and 1960s. It was fun to watch but felt very slow compared to modern day Moto GP.
Who would have thought racing was so much fun!? I certainly hadn’t but it was a good father-daughter bonding day and lots of fun!
I loved the fact that Goodwood was so accessible, you could walk underneath the racecourse to the other side where all the cars were parked, have a look at them, chat to the mechanics etc. Good fun!
Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS