SEP 04th 2015

10 off‑track activities you may not know about

So, you’ve acquainted yourself with the Drivers & Riders and are getting excited about all the thrilling Races, but what about all the myriad off-track fun and games at the Goodwood Revival? Allow us to share some of the more interesting and unique options on offer.

1.  High Street

From the 1960s Tesco store and Bendicks shop to the Glenfiddich whisky lounge and Kenwood cooking demonstrations, this is a High Street like no other! Unmissable.

butlinsrollerdisco2. Butlins roller disco

Pluck up the courage – and coordination – to have a go on the Butlins roller disco, found Over the Road.

3. Freddie March Spirit of Aviation

The FMSOA display this year is a nod to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and will be very special indeed for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts alike. While you are there, make sure to check out our new Goodwood Aerodrome building too.

4. Ice-cream or tea?

Look out for PG Tips tea sheds and special Walls ice-cream vans to warm you up or cool you down, depending on the weather! There will even be a very special Rolls-Royce ice cream van in attendance.

5. Shopping

You could spend hours browsing the market stalls both next to the High Street and Over the Road, with everything from vintage clothing and memorabilia to car parts and motor racing merchandise. Look out for an exclusive F&F range at the brand’s Boutique Over the Road – the clothes do not go on sale to the outside world for another week…

6. Michelin Garage

Visitors to the Michelin garage can have their photograph taken with the iconic Willys Interlagos Alpine Berlineta from 1964 at a 1960s-style tyre garage. They will receive a hard copy of the picture as a souvenir and a digital version to post on social media. Expect tyre-fitting demos and heritage items available to buy too.

7. Earls Court Motor Show

Earls Court Motor Show Interiors

If you get desperate to see something post-period at the Revival, the only place you will find it is at the Earls Court Motor Show. Alongside period motor show stands from Land Rover, Porsche, Maserati, Ford, Jaguar, BMW, Vauxhall and Aston Martin, you’ll find a fabulous line-up of Ferrari road cars in the central concours d’elegance.

8. Photo opportunities

There are many photo opportunities dotted around the Revival site, such as the Tesco Albion Van which has been carefully restored and was a hit at last year’s event. You can also get your photo taken at Leica’s period photo studio on the Brooklands Lawn, or take advantage of a Credit Suisse photo opportunity that allows guests to ‘audition’ for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. alongside some thoroughly recognisable cars.

9. March Motor Works

This year sees a mid-1960s Mews-style garage wonderfully recreated for the March Motor Works. Undeniably brilliant design and lots of fascinating touches.

10. Sunday service

If you are here on the Sunday, please come along to the Holy Communion at 0800, which will feature the Band of the Royal Marines.

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