With the 80th Goodwood Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport now in the history books, it’s time to let you know what’s happening in our next all-action racing weekend at Goodwood. These are the 15 races that will fill the timetable of the 2023 Goodwood Revival.
2023 Goodwood Revival race list
Freddie March Memorial Trophy
Cars of the type that raced at the 1953 Goodwood Nine Hours
Kicking off the weekend with a spectacular battle into the night that recalls the glorious days of the Goodwood Nine Hours. As 2023 is the 70th anniversary of the 1953 event the Freddie March Memorial Trophy will run as our two-driver sunset race to kick off the competitive action for the weekend. Expect to see Aston Martin DB3S, Jaguar XK120, Frazer Nash, Austin Healey, Jaguar C-Type and more racing with some celebrity drivers thrown in.
For Grand Prix and Voiturette cars of the 1930s and 1940s
The Goodwood Trophy was part of the first Revival and remains a part of the event today. It is our celebration of the cars that first raced at the Goodwood circuit. In 1948, when Goodwood first opened for motor racing, the only cars really available to drive were from before the war. The assembled line-up of pre-war Grand Prix and voiturette racers is recreated at Revival every year, and features cars from ERA, Maserati, Alta and more.
Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy
For 1960s Grand Prix motorcycles
The Revival’s traditional battle for two-wheeled machines is split into two parts, one on each race. Each year the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy – named after the man who won the predecessor Lennox Cup before he died in 2003 – switches between 1950s and 1960s machines, and this year it is the turn of the later bikes. Expect VIP riders from the world of British Superbikes, MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT to race in this pair of two-rider tussles.
One-make race for early Porsche 911s
As part of our celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the legendary Porsche 911 the Revival will see a race for 30 of the rear-engined machines. It should be a spectacular battle, as anyone who watched the John Aldington Trophy at the 73rd Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport can attest. Early 911s were pendulous and race on skinny tyres, meaning that they will be sideways at every available opportunity. Adding to the narrative, each car in this race will run wholly on sustainably sourced fuels.
St. Mary’s Trophy
Saloon cars of the 1950s
One of our favourite moments of every Revival, the St. Mary’s Trophy is our touring car battle, regularly featuring little vs large fights that have captivated our audience for years. Like the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, the St. Mary’s Trophy switches decades each year, meaning that in 2023 it will be for saloon cars of the 1950s. A single-driver race the first part on Saturday will be contested by VIP drivers (drawn from the likes of F1, Le Mans, NASCAR and more), before the car owners take over to complete the race on Sunday. Expect to see Austin A40s, Jaguar MkIIs and Alfa Romeo Giuliettas in action.
Rudge Whitworth Cup
For 1920s sportscars of a type that competed at the first Le Mans 24 Hours
A new name for the Revival in 2023, the Rudge Whitworth Cup will pay homage to the Le Mans 24 Hours, which celebrates its centenary this year. This will be a two-driver, 30-minute race for the sportscars that raced at Le Mans in its very first years. The Rudge Whitworth Cup grid will be full of Bentleys, Bugattis and the like that started it all off for what has become the world’s greatest race.
For 1.5-litre grand prix cars from 1961 to 1965
In the Goodwood Motor Circuit’s racing era, the highlights of most seasons were the various non-championship grand prix races, often held for the Glover Trophy, where legends including Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark and Graham Hill raced in contemporary machines. Today the Glover Trophy celebrates these legendary racers with the kinds of cars they raced at the time: Lotus 25, BRM P261, Ferrari 1512.
A race for Ferrari GTs of 1960-66
It’s 60 years since Graham Hill won the RAC TT at Goodwood at the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GTO. So we’re welcoming an entire grid of 1960s Ferrari GTs to the 2023 Revival. Expect eye-wateringly beautiful GTOs to go up against the like of 250 SWBs and 250 LMs in what may very well be the last time some of these cars race competitively.
For rear-engined, disc-braked Formula Junior cars from 1960-1963
Often overlooked, these tiny racing machines played a much more important part in motorsport history than is normally accepted, and also put on a better show than most expect. With a field of cars from Lotus, Cooper and co. and drivers who race each other every weekend, the Chichester Cup is always a brilliant battle. The cars were also the platform upon which the racing stars of the 1960s and 1970s built their careers.
Richmond & Gordon Trophies
For 2.5-litre Grand Prix cars from 1952-1960
The 1950s was an era of great change for motorsport. After F1 launched in 1950 it was dominated by front-engined Grand Prix machines, with cars including the Lancia D50, Ferrari 500 F1, and Maserati 250F at the forefront. Toward the end of the decade the trend began to change, with Cooper reversing the formula and eventually leading a revolution in F1 design. The Richmond & Gordon Trophies race features both front- and rear-engined F1 cars battling as they did back in the middle of the 20th Century.
RAC TT Celebration
Closed-Cockpit GT and prototype cars from 1960 to 1964
Perhaps the centrepiece of historic motorsport, the Goodwood Revival’s RAC TT Celebration is a festival of sportscar racing from a time when the flagship RAC TT was held at Goodwood. Lightweight Jaguar E-types, Cobras, Corvette Sting Rays, Porsche 904s, and more will do battle for an hour with owners sharing driving duties with a host of VIP stars.
For sports-prototypes from 1960-1966
The fastest race of the Revival weekend, these are fast, loud and spectacular prototypes that moved the dial on through the 1960s, transforming sportscar racing from pretty little racers into the muscular machines we know today. Ford brought the GT40, Lola the T70, McLaren the M1A and M1B. Together they look and sound incredible as they dice on the sweeping confines of the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
For World Championship sportscars from 1955-1960
Closing the weekend’s track action with another showcase of just how beautiful racing cars can be. Including Ferrari 246S Dinos, Lister Knobblys, Lotus 15s, over the years the Sussex Trophy’s drivers have put on some incredible shows for the Revival crowds. Regularly a multi-way battle for the lead that goes right down to the wire, it is the perfect way to end the 2023 Goodwood Revival.
We will have plenty more announcements about the 2023 Revival over the coming months. Keep an eye on GRR to keep up with all of the latest Goodwood news.
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