Pedal Power - Goodwood Revival to celebrate 10 years of children's Settrington Cup race

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Goodwood announces a programme of activity to celebrate a decade of the world’s cutest race
  • Chance to win your way onto the grid with our Race Flag Competition
  • Settrington Cup Testing Day to be held at Classic Car Sunday Breakfast Club, Sunday 24 July
  • Settrington Cup will take place at the Goodwood Revival, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September

The 2022 Goodwood Revival is set to celebrate a decade of pedal power, as we mark 10 years of the world’s cutest race: the Settrington Cup. 

First seen at the Goodwood Revival in 2012, the Settrington Cup is now firmly-established as one of the most highly-anticipated and hotly-contested of all the weekend’s races. A hush descends over the grandstands as the cars make their way from the Paddocks to take up their places on the historic Motor Circuit. And then the excitement begins with a running - or Le Mans-style - start, as the diminutive drivers, aged between 4 and 11 years old, get behind the wheel of their Austin J40 pedal cars and proceed at full pelt down the Pit Lane Straight.

Watch: Celebrating 10 Years of the Settrington Cup.

Goodwood is delighted to announce a programme of activity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this unique race. Launching today, our Race Flag Competition will give one lucky winner the opportunity to race The Duke of Richmond’s own Austin J40 in the Settrington Cup at the Revival in September. Open to children aged 4 - 11, entrants will need to download and print this template, create their design, and then submit their entry either by post or email. The competition closes on Sunday 5 June, with the winner due to be selected and their design created for use at the Revival race. Full details of the competition, including the Terms and Conditions can be found here.

We are also looking forward to bringing some of that special Settrington Cup spirit to the Classic Car Sunday Breakfast Club at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on Sunday 24 July, which will host the ‘Official Testing’ for the race. Testing offers drivers the chance to familiarise themselves with the track ahead of the race meeting and fine-tune their strategy - no less important when you’ve only got pedal power under the bonnet. The Testing Day will enable our Race Flag Competition winner to get behind the wheel of The Duke’s Austin J40 for the first time and practise ahead of the Revival.

Our anniversary celebrations will culminate at the Revival with the race itself, running on both Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. The winner of the Race Flag Competition will take to the track and, along with the rest of the grid, pedal furiously towards the finish line, where they will be able to see their design being waved.

With a decade of delightful memories in the rearview mirror, we’re looking forward to many more years of this great Goodwood classic.

About the Settrington Cup
Named for one of the nine titles held by the Revival’s founder, The Duke of Richmond who is also Baron of Settrington, the Settrington Cup is contested over a distance of c. 220 metres down the Pit Lane Straight. Taking place on both the Saturday and the Sunday of the Goodwood Revival, the grid is settled by pulling numbers out of a hat, and whoever is on pole position on Saturday starts at the back on Sunday in a reverse-grid race.

Race Flag Competition
Please find further information about the competition including full Terms and Conditions here.


Notes to Editors:

Goodwood Revival, Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September.

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About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event.