Hi friends! If you didn’t notice from my Instastories from the other week – I went to Goodwood Revival!
Have you heard of The Goodwood Revival before? Basically, it’s a racecourse that celebrated the heyday of racing there – between 1948-1966. Everyone spends the weekend dressing in their retro finest and celebrates a bygone era with racing, fashion and shopping.
I was invited to Goodwood Revival as part of MasterCard’s Revival Fashion as an influencer. Yes guys, I’m going up in the world! But for today, I’ll mostly be showing you some of the amazing things around the Goodwood Revival site.
The racecourse is made to mimic the three eras the heyday spans. There’s wartime-styled areas decked out with old Police cars, re-enactors and even shoeshine stalls for the 40’s. For the 50’s it had a designated Americana area – complete with hot rods and a diner!
Of course, this is a motoring event at it’s very core. I’m not a massive petrolhead, but I really appreciate cars and bikes from the past. Aside from the paddocks (which we were lucky to access with our press passes), there was sets all throughout the site with cars and bikes to view. This Motul garage that was done up from the late 40’s/early 50’s was one of my favourites!
Talking of the paddocks, this was probably the most exciting part of the festival site for me. Since we were press, we got to wander about the paddock cars are they were coming in and out to the racetrack.
And bikes! I’m not knowledgeable about bikes either, but after my forays to the Isle of Man a while back, I understand pre-1960s bikes a hell of a lot more! I was excited to see a 1953 Norton Manx, which we found out later was ridden by Guy Martin earlier in the day.
Back to the fashion side of things!
Goodwood Revival is very much a motoring festival – but there’s no denying that fashion rules here! On site there’s not just one, but two hair salons – this one being the biggest and frankly the best looking! How cute is that 60’s styled exterior?
Not too far from the entrance, and next to the MasterCard Goodwood Revival fashion show was the High Street. Including heritage brand Penhaligons, vintage’s sweetheart Revival Retro (pictured) and Space.NK’s vintage makeover! Space.NK’s little stall was adorable and 40’s styled – and I got my makeup done AND a free lipstick, which was pretty great.
Have you been to Goodwood Revival? What are you thoughts?
There’s just so much to see, this post was never going to capture everything! I’m already planning on going next year!