Stepping back in time! Goodwood Revival revellers dress in their finest vintage gear as they turn back the fashion clock for the retro car festival

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It’s the well-known annual racing festival earmarked in the diaries of vintage fanatics everywhere – and Goodwood Revival revellers certainly didn’t disappoint this year as they opted for an array of spectacular period ensembles.

Motoring enthusiasts young and old took part in this year’s event as they enjoyed temperatures of around 29C at the Motor Circuit in Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex.

Revellers and racers turned out in force in stunning period costume as they attended the second of three days celebrating vintage cars and fashion.

The Revival celebrates the 40s, 50s and 60s, and features competitions out on the tracks as well as a number of vintage attractions.

One of the highlights of the event is the Settrington Cup, a two-part race that takes place on Saturday and Sunday which sees children aged four to 10 compete in Austin J40 pedal cars. 

A young visitor and an adult ride the carousel on the vintage funfair at the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex

A young visitor and an adult ride the carousel on the vintage funfair at the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex

Flower power! A woman strikes a pose at the Goodwood Revival festival as she showcases her floral pink frock

Flower power! A woman strikes a pose at the Goodwood Revival festival as she showcases her floral pink frock

One of the highlights of the event is the Settrington Cup (pictured), a two-part race that takes place on Saturday and Sunday which sees children aged four to 10 compete in Austin J40 pedal cars

One of the highlights of the event is the Settrington Cup (pictured), a two-part race that takes place on Saturday and Sunday which sees children aged four to 10 compete in Austin J40 pedal cars

During today’s occasion, flamboyant guests showed off their sartorial flair as they soaked up the sights and sounds of the three-day event.

Channelling the 1940s all the way through to the swinging Sixites, A-line skirts, polka-dots and army uniforms were on full display at the raucous event.

Beehives, colourful dresses and mini-skirts were also a firm favourite among the ladies who descended on the sun-soaked race ground for another glorious day at Goodwood. 

Even the children were dressed up for the occasion, sporting fetching racing suits and flat caps as they hopped into miniature cars. 

Launched in 1998 to celebrate mid-20th century motorsport, the three-day event has remained virtually unchanged ever since, featuring wheel-to-wheel racing in classic cars surrounded by the fashion and feel of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. 

Competitor Amelie Watts shields herself from the sun as children prepare to take part in the Settrington Cup Pedal Car Race at the Goodwood Revival

Competitor Amelie Watts shields herself from the sun as children prepare to take part in the Settrington Cup Pedal Car Race at the Goodwood Revival

Guests wear vintage outfits as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three-day historic car racing festival in Goodwood near Chichester

Guests wear vintage outfits as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three-day historic car racing festival in Goodwood near Chichester

Motoring enthusiasts young and old took part in this year’s event as they enjoyed temperatures of around 29C at the Motor Circuit in Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex
Motoring enthusiasts young and old took part in this year’s event as they enjoyed temperatures of around 29C at the Motor Circuit in Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex

Motoring enthusiasts young and old took part in this year’s event as they enjoyed temperatures of around 29C at the Motor Circuit in Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex

Even the children were dressed up for the occasion, sporting fetching racing suits and flat caps as they hopped into miniature cars

Even the children were dressed up for the occasion, sporting fetching racing suits and flat caps as they hopped into miniature cars

Revellers and racers turned out in force in stunning period costume as they attended the second of three days celebrating vintage cars and fashion

Revellers and racers turned out in force in stunning period costume as they attended the second of three days celebrating vintage cars and fashion

The Revival celebrates the 40s, 50s and 60s, and features competitions out on the tracks as well as a number of vintage attractions

The Revival celebrates the 40s, 50s and 60s, and features competitions out on the tracks as well as a number of vintage attractions

According to the Goodwood website: ‘At Revival we revisit a time when people would cherish their clothes, cars and special belongings for a lifetime of use.’

Between 1948 and 1966, the Goodwood Motor Circuit staged classic races such as the Tourist Trophy for sports cars and the Glover Trophy for grand prix cars. 

The circuit was established by Freddie March, the 9th Duke of Richmond. However, it was closed in 1966. The Duke’s grandson Charles, the Earl of March, revived it in 1998.

During the Revival, modern cars are not allowed into the circuit while pre-1966 aircrafts also feature.

The festival has previously described its event as ‘a magical step back in time to the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be in Goodwood’s heyday’.

During today's occasion, flamboyant guests showed off their sartorial flair as they soaked up the sights and sounds of the three-day event

During today’s occasion, flamboyant guests showed off their sartorial flair as they soaked up the sights and sounds of the three-day event

Channelling the 1940s all the way through to the swinging Sixites, A-line skirts, polka-dots and army uniforms were on full display at the raucous event
Channelling the 1940s all the way through to the swinging Sixites, A-line skirts, polka-dots and army uniforms were on full display at the raucous event

Channelling the 1940s all the way through to the swinging Sixites, A-line skirts, polka-dots and army uniforms were on full display at the raucous event

Beehives, colourful dresses and mini-skirts were also a firm favourite among the ladies who descended on the sun-soaked race ground for another glorious day at Goodwood

Beehives, colourful dresses and mini-skirts were also a firm favourite among the ladies who descended on the sun-soaked race ground for another glorious day at Goodwood

Launched in 1998 to celebrate mid-20th century motorsport, the three-day event has remained virtually unchanged ever since, featuring wheel-to-wheel racing in classic cars surrounded by the fashion and feel of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Pictured, Visitors in vintage clothing during the Goodwood Revival

Launched in 1998 to celebrate mid-20th century motorsport, the three-day event has remained virtually unchanged ever since, featuring wheel-to-wheel racing in classic cars surrounded by the fashion and feel of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Pictured, Visitors in vintage clothing during the Goodwood Revival

Having a good time! A family in vintage clothing pose during the Goodwood Revival

Having a good time! A family in vintage clothing pose during the Goodwood Revival

Competitor Imogen Wood takes a drink during hot weather as children prepare to take part in the Settrington Cup Pedal Car Race

Competitor Imogen Wood takes a drink during hot weather as children prepare to take part in the Settrington Cup Pedal Car Race

They've reached the finish line! Children leave the track after taking part in the Settrington Cup Pedal Car Race

They’ve reached the finish line! Children leave the track after taking part in the Settrington Cup Pedal Car Race




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