As a record-breaking 2019 motorsport season closes at Goodwood, the dates of its flagship motorsport events for 2020 have been announced.
The dates for the three motorsport events will be:
– 78th Members’ Meeting to be held on 28-29 March
– Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard on 9-12 July
– Goodwood Revival on 11-13 September
In 2019, Goodwood enjoyed a vintage year that was met with an increase in attendance numbers and media exposure, driven by the unique content created for each event.
It is now confirmed that the 78th Members’ Meeting will open the 2020 Goodwood season on 28-29 March, which is an update of the previous provisional date of 4-5 April. As an event catering purely for members of the Goodwood Road & Racing Club and the GRRC Fellowship, the Members’ Meeting features a diverse array of races including the S.F. Edge Trophy for pre-1923 cars and the Gerry Marshall Trophy for Group One touring cars from 1970-81.
This year’s 77th Members’ Meeting featured a special field of 60 classic racing Minis (and their derivatives such as the Countryman and Wolseley Hornet) for the Betty Richmond Trophy to celebrate the iconic British car’s 60th anniversary. The announcement of similar unique features for the 78th Members’ Meeting will be made in due course.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will be staged on 9-12 July 2020, in its traditional position just one week prior to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
In 2019 the Festival of Speed drew 200,000 visitors who saw the world debut of 22 new cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles from 21 manufacturers, including pre-launch ‘camouflage cars’ and ‘closed room’ presentations. A further 26 recently-launched vehicles made their first dynamic appearances anywhere in the world.
Closing the 2020 season will be the Goodwood Revival, to be held on 11-13 September. Details of the races, the celebrations and commemorations that take place amid the period pageantry will be announced throughout the lead-in to the event.
This year, the 150,000 Revival visitors enjoyed new standards in authenticity and provenance among the competing cars, including the spectacular Brooklands Trophy for pre-1930 Bentley sports cars with its period-correct ‘hood up/hood down’ race format.