2022 Goodwood Revival set to celebrate 75 years of Ferrari, Graham Hill’s maiden F1 championship and 100 years of the Austin Seven
This year’s Goodwood Revival – which takes place from September 16 to 18 – is set to host a trio of celebrations, including Ferrari’s 75th anniversary. To mark the occasion, 75 Revival-era racing Ferraris will head to the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit, parading it on all three days to give marque enthusiasts a memorable experience.
At the other end of the motoring spectrum, the 2022 Revival will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the humble Austin Seven, with a parade of over 100 examples on each day of the event. On show will be everything from standard-spec Sevens through to specialist models such as Austin Seven tractors, military vehicles, racing Sevens and more.
Finally, as 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of motoring racing icon Graham Hill’s first Formula One World Championship, the Revival will be paying homage with a fleet of over 40 of his racing cars, including the 1962 Championship-winning BRM P578 that will be driven by his son, Damon Hill, who won his own Formula One Championship title in 1996. The 1968 Championship-winning Lotus 49 will also make an appearance over the weekend, alongside other cars celebrating the full extent of Graham Hill’s career.
The full race list for the 2022 Goodwood Revival was announced in April, with 13 different contests split into 15 races with just about every class catered for.
One of the highlights will be the Freddie March Memorial Trophy, in which sports cars from the late 1940s and early 1950s battle it out on the track. This has been a mainstay of the Goodwood Revival for many years, attracting a mixture of stunning sports cars from the days of the Goodwood Nine Hours. This year it moves to take up a position as the first race of the weekend, with models like the Jaguar C-Type, Aston Martin DB3S and Allard J2X once again competing.
Other races include the Madgwick Cup (for sports cars under 2.0 litres of 1948-55), the Goodwood Trophy (for Grand Prix and Voiturette cars from either side of the Second World War), the Glover Trophy (for 1.5-litre Grand Prix cars of 1961-1965), the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy (for pre-1963 GT cars), the Whitsun Trophy (for sports prototypes of 1960-66), the Lavant Cup (a one-make MGB race), the Richmond & Gordon Trophies (for 2.5-litre front- and rear-engined Grand Prix cars of 1952-60) and the RAC TT Celebration (for closed-cockpit GT and prototypes of 1960-64).
This year’s Goodwood Revival will also see the ever-popular St Mary’s Trophy taking place once again, with production-based saloons of 1960-66 vintage taking to the track and providing one of the finest spectacles of the entire weekend – with the usual battles between Lotus Cortinas, Minis and Alfa Romeo GTAs once again returning to Goodwood.