Hire a Private Plane to the Glamorous Goodwood Revival 2017 Racing Festival
Half a century ago, motor racing was steeped in glamour, when the thrill of the sport was fresh and spectators dressed to the nines. While these elegant days are behind us, the spirit lives on for one weekend a year at the Goodwood Revival. Held entirely in period dress, the Goodwood Revival is the world’s most famous historic motor race featuring priceless vehicles, live music and an atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.
The circuit, which hasn’t changed much since its glory days, offers a range of lavish venues to please all sorts of VIP guests. For a rollicking good time, book a ticket in Goodwood Mess, where you can hear the rev of the engines meld with live period music. For a more civilized experience, watch the classic cars hurtle across the finish line while you sip Champagne in the Officers’ Club. Or, book a seat in an elegant, Art Deco pavilion for a garden party experience. Goodwood is your oyster.
How to Get to the Goodwood Revival 2017
Dates: 8-10 September 2017
Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex
The Goodwood Revival is located at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, four miles north of Chichester and 60 miles from London. For Londoners looking to avoid the inevitable traffic over this popular weekend, we can arrange a helicopter directly to the circuit so you can arrive in just minutes.
If you’re coming in from further afield, we can help you hire a private plane to any of the airports in London and pick up a helicopter from there. No matter where you’re flying from, contact us and one of our specialists will provide you with a personalized quote.
What You Need to Know About the Goodwood Revival 2017
The heyday of the Goodwood Circuit spanned from 1948 to 1966. During this time, the circuit was one of Britain’s premier destinations for motor racing, drawing the top drivers from around the world. In 1966, the track was closed when the owners deemed the modern cars too fast for the circuit.
The Goodwood Revival was first held in September of 1998, when the Earl of March drove the circuit in the same Bristol 400 that his grandfather, the 9th Duke of Richmond, used to open the track in 1948. Since then, the event has become the most popular historic racing event of its kind. A total of 14 races are held over the weekend, allowing guests to see the rare cars in all their glory.
While the event is focused on the historic cars, of course – many of which are a collector’s fantasy – it’s really all about the fashion. While period dress is not required, dressing up is an essential part of the experience. Ladies can be seen wearing pencil skirts, jackets and stylish hats, and the gentlemen don officers’ uniforms and country tweeds. But it’s completely up to you, so take the theme and run with it. Anything from 1948-1966 will fly, and the best renditions have a chance of winning the Best Dressed Competition.
General admission to the Goodwood Revival 2017 starts at £173. For VIP guests, a number of exclusive packages offer a range of viewpoints. Guests looking for a lively experience can buy tickets in the Goodwood Mess, where singer and actors add to the jovial atmosphere. The Goodwood Mess is located next to the assembly area, where guests can watch the cars being prepped and see them fly across the finish line. Tickets cost £690 for Friday, £690 for Saturday and £636 for Sunday. The package includes trackside seating, breakfast, a Champagne reception, a four-course buffet lunch with wine and a traditional afternoon tea.
Those looking for a more civilized setting can purchase tickets in the Supershell, a vintage 1950s-era building that is an iconic element of the Goodwood Circuit. With a view of the thrilling Woodcote corner, one of the fastest corners of the race, the Supershell offers one of the best vantage points in the house. An elegant four-course lunch and afternoon tea are included. Tickets cost £690 for Saturday and £600 for Sunday. Tickets for these VIP packages and many more can be purchased here.