Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Take a trip back in time with fabulous fashion, awesome aeroplanes, old-fashioned surroundings, and classic cars, Goodwood Revival is the place to be for lovers of all things vintage.

The Revival, held annually on the Goodwood estate near Chichester, is a fantastic opportunity to dress in classic post-war attire. Ladies are seen fashioning a 1950s swing skirt, or a “Rosie the Riveter” jumpsuit with a red bandana, while the gents dress in tweed with bow ties and flat caps.

Whether you’re looking to purchase some vintage clothes or to have a ride on an old school carousel, the Revival offers something for everyone. There are plenty of opportunities to treat yourself, with stalls selling a range of things such as fur coats, scarves, homeware, and leather jackets. There is even retro Tesco, complete with displays of items from back in the day.

The cars are great for posing next to for fab photographs, but petrol-heads can also cast an eyeball at classics and modern sports cars. With races throughout the day, fanatics have their eyes glued to the classic cars burning rubber around the track. The screeching of tyres on tarmac is unmistakeable, although there is also the pitter-patter of feet as the kids race in pedal cars. 

Throughout the weekend air displays take place over the estate, including Spitfires, British and American World War II Fighters, and the Vulcan.  The Goodwood Revival this year coincides with the 75th anniversary of the battle of Britain and each day a memorial flight commemorates this. All three days of The Goodwood Revival this year sees a memorial flight, as the weekend falls on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

If you love cars, planes, or post-war fashion, then Goodwood Revival is a must at least once in your life. But I can guarantee, you won’t be able to keep yourself away next year.

Words by Elly MacDonald