Fashion and Fun at the Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

It’s time to dust off your furs and frocks, tweeds and trilbies, and revel in the most fabulous vintage fashion. The Goodwood Revival will soon be here, so let the good times roll…

Now in its 18th year, the Goodwood Revival is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of vintage fashion and culture, with a sell-out crowd of nearly 150,000 embracing the opportunity to dress to the nines in fashions from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s each September.

Held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the only motorsport venue on the planet to remain preserved in its original form, the Revival attracts visitors, racers and celebrities from all over the world, this year from 9 to 11 September.

Nowhere else can you step back in time and find yourself immersed in the golden era of land girls in overalls, handsome air commanders, char ladies with their hair in rollers, and ’50s housewives with nipped-in waists. Mingle with starlets in red lipstick and nail varnish, crowned in victory rolls, and Twiggy aficionados, all miniskirts and eyeliner.

Such dedicated dressing-up is rewarded in the hotly-contested Best Dressed Competition held on each day of the Revival, where judges award prizes to the most glamorous and authentic outfits.

The 2016 Revival will celebrate 70 years of the bikini, made famous by such icons as Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch and of course Ursula Andress, rising gloriously from the waves in Dr No. 

Fashion fans can find vintage gems on the Revival High Street, learn to jive with a glass of Veuve in hand on the Richmond Lawn, or be entertained until late Over the Road at the funfair.

No other event will bring to you a celebration of all that is as eccentrically English as the fish finger and Walls ices, wrapped up with the most authentic and original set-dressing and GAG actors galore.  

With thunderous air displays overhead, the roar of race cars and bikes built up to 1966 competing on the track, the feast for the eyes that is the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours d’elegance, and the very best in vintage fashion, the Revival atmosphere is unparalleled, and all set against the beautiful, rolling hills of West Sussex.

The most important question is, ‘what are you going to wear?’

Rowan Atkinson, actor, said,

“It’s like a period painting or a black-and-white photograph brought wonderfully to life.”

Tickets are selling out fast for this unique event, to find out more please visit or call 01243 755055.  


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