Goodwood has finalized the dates for its three major 2022 motorsport and automotive events, the 79th Members’ Meeting (with a new Presenting Sponsor) in April, followed by the Festival of Speed in June and finishing with Goodwood Revival in mid-September.
This year, the legendary West Sussex, England Goodwood Motor Circuit made an incredible return to the motorsport, with three major summer and fall events welcoming back passionate fans after a more-than 18-month absence. Next year, the events will not only revert to the usual order – starting with the Members’ Meeting in April – but they will run at full capacity and bring back many popular aspects as well as new celebrations, moments, car launches and interactive customer experiences.
The 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport (details on that new Presenting Sponsor below) will be held April 9-10. It remains the true playground for Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club, a full weekend of exceptional racing, high-speed demonstrations, off-track festivities and fireworks, and of course the unique school ‘house’ rivalry.
The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard returns on June 23-26 as the destination for innovation, technology and future mobility, as well as hosting perennial favorites including Formula 1, drift, contemporary teams, champion drivers and riders of past, present and future, and more than a century of motorsport history.
The awe-inspiring Future Lab will wow event-goers, as will the latest supercars in action on the Hill, and the world’s leading manufacturers launching their latest cars. Electric Avenue – the ultimate place for consumers to immerse themselves in the world of electric mobility – will return following its popular debut in 2021.
Finally, the Goodwood Revival, scheduled for September 16-18. will once again host the world’s greatest weekend of historic racing, accompanied by fabulous vintage fashion and glamor, set within the iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit. Popular new initiatives for 2021, including the Make Do & Mend corner and Revival Car Boot Sale, will make a welcome – and enhanced – return, as Goodwood continues to celebrate and showcase sustainability and second-hand lifestyle, encouraging attendees to embrace the event’s Revive and Thrive ethos.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 8, at 9 a.m. London time. Click HERE for ticket information.
Further details and announcements on what will feature at this year’s events will be announced in the months ahead.
Meanwhile, America’s Audrain Motorsport has signed a three-year agreement to be the presenting partner of the Goodwood Members’ Meeting. Audrain founder, Nicholas Schorsch along with Audrain Motor Week Chairman Jay Leno and CEO Donald Osborne agree that the partnership with Goodwood and the Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an opportunity to share the love and the history of the automobile with the world leader in vintage and modern motor sport experiences on the historic grounds of the Goodwood Estate.
“We are very proud of our close ‘trans-Atlantic’ relationship with His Grace, the Duke of Richmond, and with all the different authentic automotive events at Goodwood,” said a spokesman for the Audrain Group. “We enjoy being a part of the Festival of Speed, bringing cars from the Audrain collection to drive the Hill at the annual Festival of Speed events and also competing in the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours. The Members’ Meeting is the perfect event for us to come together and celebrate our passion with the GRRC members.”
The Duke of Richmond said: “When we revived the Members’ Meeting in 2014, we wanted to recapture the intimacy and camaraderie of the members-only race weekends held at Goodwood Motor Circuit from 1949-66, for our wonderfully supportive GRRC Members and Fellows. Audrain Motorsport absolutely shares Goodwood’s philosophy for creating and sharing exceptional motoring experiences, and I am delighted to welcome them as presenting partner for the Members’ Meeting.”
Founded in 2014 with the aim of preserving the rich automotive history of its Newport, Rhode Island, home, the Audrain Automobile Museum sits at the heart of American automotive history. With a collection approaching 400 cars and 100 motorcycles ranging from the dawn of motoring in the 1880s to 2022 hyper cars and grand prix race cars, the Audrain is focused on “History, Luxury and Sport”. Consistent with the theme, the Audrain Automobile Museum also presents the annual Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week every October, which draws automotive enthusiasts of all ages from around the world to Newport, RI for a week-long celebration of the automobile.
For museum information, click HERE.