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Goodwood Revival, Sussex, 16-18 September 2011

The excitement for the only sporting event in the world set entirely to a period theme is mounting as Goodwood Revival prepares to return to Sussex between 16 and 18 September this year.

Goodwood Revival

The 2011 Revival is set to build on the success of last year’s event, when a record-breaking 134,000 people attended over one weekend. Every year, spectators and competitors take a magical step back in time by getting into the effervescent Goodwood spirit with the majority of visitors kitted out in 40s, 50s and 60s garb.

Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration Race
The jewel in the Revival’s crown, nowhere else in the world will you see such a spectacular grid of super-rare GT cars racing in anger, driven by great aces past and present. The grid will once again feature a breath-taking £100+ million array of internationally-renowned historic cars. Expect to see Ferrari 250 GTO, GT SWB and 330 LMB; Aston Martin DB4GT, Zagato and Project cars; plus AC Cobra and the rare Shelby Daytona.

Fordwater Trophy
The Fordwater Trophy features a grid exclusively made up of Jaguar E-Types, in celebration of the model’s 50th anniversary. With a mixture of lightweights, roadsters, fixed head coupés and low drag coupés, it should make for an intriguing spectacle and a fitting tribute to Britain’s most popular sports car and its special relationship with Goodwood.

St Mary’s Trophy
This year’s St Mary’s Trophy will feature cars from golden age of touring car racing. Expect to see a thrilling and close-fought battle between such diverse and classic cars as Jaguar MkII, Ford Galaxie, Mini Cooper S, Lotus Cortina, Saab 93, Alfa Romeo GTA and BMW 1800 TiSA. The format involves a celebrity race on Saturday, with the car owners taking over on Sunday.

Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy
The Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy features iconic bikes from the 1960s such as Matchless, Norton, BMW, Ducati and Gilera. Each owner-rider will be paired up with a professional racer, and both will ride by changing over in the pits midway through the race.

Madgwick Cup
The Madgwick Cup is a name synonymous with Goodwood and the Revival, and this year’s race will feature a diverse grid of small-capacity sports-racing cars from the early 1960s. With a grid of svelte, lightweight Brabham, Elva and Lotus models, it should make for an incredibly fast and close-fought race.

Freddie March Memorial Trophy
The Freddie March Memorial Trophy continues as a short sprint race for cars of a type that contested the legendary Goodwood Nine Hour race. It will feature a fabulous collection of classic sports-racing cars such as Jaguar C-type, Aston Martin DB3 and DB3S, Austin-Healey 1005, Ferrari 750, Allard and HWM.

Sussex Trophy
The Sussex Trophy caters for World Championship sports cars and production sports racing cars from 1955-1960. These big, powerful cars, from the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lister and Maserati, are perfectly suited to Goodwood’s fast, sweeping curves, and always produce a stunning spectacle.

Whitsun Trophy
The Whitsun Trophy is the weekend’s fastest race and is always guaranteed to provide breath-taking entertainment and close racing. A wonderful selection of ‘big banger’ sports prototypes will once again unleash upwards of 10,000bhp between them. The legendary Ford GT40 will feature strongly, with several taking part, including a rare 1964 model. Providing stiff opposition will be legions of Ferrari prototypes, Lotus 30s, Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spyders and McLaren-Chevrolet M1s.

Goodwood Trophy
This race features GP ‘titans’ and more nimble voiturette cars based on designs from before the Second World War. These single seaters will thunder around the fast and spectacular track, just as they did in the circuit’s earliest years. In addition to a gaggle of ERAs, expect to see Alfa Romeo 308C take on Maserati 4CM, 6CM and 8CM, plus Alta, Bugatti Type 54 and Talbot Lago. A gaggle of super-rare Alfa Romeo Tipo B monopostos will also take part.

Richmond Trophy
The Richmond Trophy for Formula One cars (1950-1960) continues as a race solely for cars with front engines. This will offer exciting racing between the legendary cars from one of Grand Prix racing’s golden eras, with Maserati 250Fs out in force, battling against Ferrari 246 Dino, Aston Martin DBR4, BRM Type 25, Cooper-Bristol, Connaught, HWM and the unique four-wheel drive Ferguson P99.

Glover Trophy
This race for 1960s Formula 1 cars will once again see a spectacular gathering of 1.5-litre GP cars, from the likes of Lotus, Brabham, BRM and Cooper. These cigar-like racers are synonymous with the important F1 meetings in Goodwood’s latter years, and the selection of cars taking part will focus on genuine F1 cars using fabulous-sounding V8 engines, making the race as noisy and exciting as ever.

Chichester Cup
This year’s Formula Junior race focuses on the ‘late period’, when cars ran with rear-engines and disc brakes, which last appeared at the Revival in 2008. With so many juniors competing internationally, the specification of the race changes every year, to give it a new look and character. This year’s race sees the cars in their ultimate form, and should once again provide fantastically close and competitive racing.

Earl of March Trophy
The Earl of March Trophy regularly provides some of the closest, most competitive racing of the Revival weekend. The 500cc Formula 3 racing was hugely important and popular during Goodwood’s formative years, and this year’s race should once again make for an intriguing spectacle.

Tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio
The annual feature tribute will focus on Juan Manuel Fangio this year to celebrate the centenary of his birth and 60th anniversary of him winning the first of his five world championships. A daily track parade will include a variety of his most famous cars, in honour of his life and achievements.

100 Years of Ford of Great Britain
From humble family saloons to racing icons, lusty sports cars to military vehicles, and rally legends to commercial workhorses, Ford of Great Britain has been responsible for some of the most iconic vehicles ever to grace Britain’s roads and race tracks. This year the company celebrates its centenary, and the Revival will celebrate with a parade of the greatest and most instantly recognisable vehicles from those 100 years.

Motocross Champions
This year’s Revival will celebrate a branch of two-wheeled sport at which Britons were once dominant. Motocross was a hugely popular sport on British television in the 1960s, and this parade, featuring seven past champions from that period, will evoke memories of that era.

75 Years of the Spitfire
This year marks the 75th anniversary of arguably the most famous fighter plane of all time. The Supermarine Spitfire first flew in 1936, and went on to become a true icon, credited with helping the RAF win the Battle of Britain. Having served as a Spitfire base during World War II, Goodwood is a particularly fitting venue to celebrate this anniversary, with an incredible gathering of aircraft, and a spectacular mass scramble where all the planes will take off in close formation.

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